Turkey – Uzbekistan’s Political Relations
Turkey recognized the independence of Uzbekistan was the first country in the December 16, 1991, and on March 4, 1992 between the two countries established diplomatic relations. Up to 2017, over 90 bilateral agreements and protocols have been signed with this country in order to establish the legal basis for relations, and a large number of high level visits have been made mutually.
Uzbekistan is in an important position for regional peace and stability with its population approaching 30 million, geostrategic position, deep-rooted history, rich cultural values and economic potential. Turkey, sister attaches great importance to the development in all areas of cooperation between Uzbekistan and Turkey and to advance the field of power relations of close ties between the Uzbek people are willing to maintain.
Our bilateral trade volume with Uzbekistan was $ 1.24 billion in 2016. Currently, there are a total of about 500 Turkish companies operating in textile, contracting, food, hospitality, construction materials and plastic, pharmaceutical and service sectors, 100 of which are representatives in the country.
Shevket Mirziyoyev won the presidential election on 4 December 2016 after the loss of his life on 2 September 2016 by President Kerimov of Uzbekistan with 88.6% of the votes. Our President has visited Uzbekistan on 17-18 November 2016 and Uzbekistan President Mirziyoyev has made an official visit to my country on 25 October 2017. Within the framework of our last visit, 25 different documents were signed among our countries in various fields. Our bilateral relations are rapidly evolving in each area, and mutual high-level visit traffic is expected to continue.