Today, on May 14, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received a delegation of the State of Mississippi headed by Governor Phillip Bryant.
The American mission that arrived in our country included representatives of the administration, leading organizations and companies of Mississippi in the fields of trade, innovation, industry, agriculture and education.
Welcoming the guests cordially, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev stressed that the visit is indicative of an intensive dialogue and dynamically developing multidimensional relations between Uzbekistan and the United States within the framework of the new era of strategic partnership.
In turn, Governor Phil Bryant, expressing sincere gratitude for the warm reception, conveyed the greetings and best wishes from the US President Donald Trump to the head of our state.
During the conversation, the meeting participants noted with satisfaction the marked intensification of contacts at different levels, the doubling of mutual trade, successful implementation of joint programs and cooperation projects in the fields of investment, agriculture, industry, transport, tourism, and humanitarian exchanges.
Issues of enhancing the practical cooperation between Uzbekistan and the state of Mississippi were substantively examined. Particular attention was paid to the promotion of promising projects in biotechnology and agricultural chemistry, plant growing, animal husbandry and fish farming, textile industry and logistics, primarily through the creation of modern clusters and production facilities based on the introduction of advanced American technologies and knowledge.
Agreement was reached on launching the activities of a bilateral commission for the preparation and implementation of specific projects and programs.
It was also noted that the Uzbek-US-Canadian Business Forum, due May 16-17 in Navoi, with the participation of more than 40 companies from the United States and Canada, will help establish long-term partnerships among the business communities.
Members of the American delegation gave a high acclaim to the effects of reforms spearheaded in Uzbekistan at a qualitatively new stage, covering all spheres and sectors. The sides expressed willingness to intensify interagency contacts and support joint initiatives.
Towards the end of the meeting, a mutual commitment was confirmed to further strengthen the friendship and strategic partnership, as well as promote full-scale cooperation between Uzbekistan and the United States.