External Affairs Ministry Secretary (West) Navtej Sarna on Monday confirmed the signing of three agreements between India and Uzbekistan over corporation between the foreign ministries, culture and tourism sector.
“This is the first day of Prime Minister’s tour of Central Asia. He is here for barely 24 hours. It’s been a pact day. The Prime Minister of is going to accompany him throughout his visit. The two leaders have met in a delegation level format. Three agreements on corporation between the foreign ministries, cooperation in culture and tourism have been signed,” he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier today said that India is looking forward to combating the menace along with Uzbekistan, besides enhancing bilateral ties with the country.
The Prime Minister further said that India was looking forward to expanding bilateral ties with Uzbekistan in matters related to economic cooperation, advancing stability and promoting regional integration.
Prime Minister Modi, who arrived in Tashkent today on the first leg of his eight-day tour to five central Asian countries and Russia, has also presented a specially commissioned reproduction of the Khamsa-i-Khusrau to Karimov.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi met his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev, whom he thanked for the warm welcome accorded to him upon his arrival.