On June 17, 2019, a delegation headed by the first Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sadik Safoev visited Stockholm and held talks in the Swedish Parliament, as well as in a number of ministries and departments, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.
According to the Embassy of our country in Berlin, during the meeting with the first Deputy Chairman of the Swedish Riksdag (Parliament) Asa Lindestam and the head of the Swedish delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Boriana Aberg, the Swedish side was thoroughly acquainted with the political, legal and socio-economic reforms carried out in Uzbekistan and the sides discussed the possibility of activating inter-parliamentary relations.
On the same day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, the Swedish International Development Agency and the Stockholm International Institute of Water Technologies held "round tables" with the participation of the heads of these departments. The sides exchanged views on practical aspects of the development of bilateral and multilateral relations, discussed prospects for cooperation in the field of security, economy, environment and other areas.
Special attention was paid to the possibilities of the Swedish side to support the efforts of the government of Uzbekistan to overcome the negative consequences of the Aral Sea tragedy, including within the framework of the multilateral trust Fund for human security, organized on the initiative of our country under the auspices of the UN for the Aral Sea region. The Swedish side expressed its readiness to establish close cooperation with Uzbekistan in order to promote the development of the water sector of the Republic through the implementation of joint projects with the participation of Swedish companies.
Also at the meetings with the Swedish trade and investment Council “Business Sweden”and the Directorate of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, a constructive exchange of views on promising areas of bilateral cooperation took place. The parties discussed the possibility of enhancing cooperation in the field of investment and trade, including through the organization of business missions and participation in exhibitions and fairs held in both countries.