Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov received the Deputy Foreign Secretary for Commonwealth of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Tobias Ellwood, who arrived in our country on a visit, the press service of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reports.
The state and prospects of the bilateral relations in various fields have been discussed during the conversation.
As it was noted at the meeting, the currently observed positive dynamics of bilateral relations including inter-parliamentary and ministerial communications, confirms the mutual interest in progressive strengthening of Uzbek-British constructive dialogue in promising directions.
Uzbekistan and the United Kingdom consider mutual trade, joint ventures with investments attraction as a priority area of the cooperation development. Currently there are 547 enterprises with participation of British investors in our country, including 151 – with 100 percent foreign capital.
The Deputy Minister has arrived in Tashkent in the morning on April 5. Bilateral talks with senior government and parliament officials of the Republic of Uzbekistan are scheduled during the visit for the next two days.
Tobias Ellwood was appointed the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in July 2014. He was elected as a Member of Parliament for the Conservative Party in Bournemouth constituency in May 2005. Ellwood deals with issues related to the Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia, antiterrorism protection, defense and international security, and personnel affairs. This is the first visit of the Deputy Foreign Minister of the United Kingdom Tobias Ellwood in Uzbekistan after his appointment to this position.