President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella held bilateral talks at the Kuksaroy residence.
Issues of further expansion of bilateral strategic partnership and multifaceted relations in priority areas were discussed.
The importance of stimulating direct contact between the regions of the two countries was noted. In this regard, it is proposed to establish a Forum of the Regions of Uzbekistan and Italy and hold its first meeting in Samarkand next year.
In addition, the prospects for the development of cultural and humanitarian cooperation were discussed in detail.
One of the examples of successful cooperation was the activity of the branch of the Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent. On the basis of this leading university, a Center for the Transfer of Advanced Italian Technologies will be launched next year.
The growing interest in studying the Italian language in Uzbekistan was noted. A common opinion was expressed on the importance of teacher training and the gradual introduction of Italian language teaching in our schools.
Following the talks between President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella, a joint statement was adopted aimed at further development of strategic partnership and multifaceted cooperation between the two countries.
In the presence of the heads of state, an Intergovernmental agreement on the exemption of holders of diplomatic passports from visa procedures and agreements on cooperation in education, science, technology and innovation, and sports were also signed.