Hon’ble Vice President Shri M. Hamid Ansari will pay an official visit to Uzbekistan from 21 to 24 May 2013. He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation. Minister of State for Environment & Forest and four Members of Parliament are likely to be part of the delegation.
The Vice-President will depart from Delhi on 21 May 2013 and reach Tashkent on the same day. On Wednesday, 22 May 2013, the Vice President will call on President of Uzbekistan H. E. Mr Islam Karimov. He will also meet with the Chairman of the Senate and the Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament. The Vice President will also visit the historical cities of Samarkand and Bukhara.
During the last State visit of the President of Uzbekistan to India in 2011 both countries elevated their bilateral relationship to the level of a strategic partnership. Relations between India and Uzbekistan have traditionally been cordial and significant progress has been registered in all areas of bilateral cooperation, through regular high-level exchanges, cooperation in strategic areas, growing bilateral trade and commercial ties and increased interaction in the fields of education, science and technology, culture and people-to-people relations.
May 20, 2013