Shavkat Mirziyoyev To Run For The Post Of President Of Uzbekistan
Interim President and Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will run for the post of the President of the country, the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan revealed in a Facebook post.
“Mirziyoyev’s candidature was proposed at the session of the political council of the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan,” Russia’s RIA Novosti quoted the commission as saying.
The First President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov died after suffering a stroke on September 2. Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev was named as interim President of Uzbekistan. Senate Speaker Nigmatilla Yuldashev who under the constitution should have led the country during the transition period turned down the role.
According to chairman of the Central Election Commission Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov, the presidential election will be held on December 4.
Kazakhstan – Uzbekistan relations
Kazakh-Uzbek relations are developing in accordance with the Treaty on Eternal Friendship as of October 31, 1998 and Treaty on Strategic Partnership as of June 14, 2013. The legal framework of bilateral cooperation includes more than 100 documents, covering almost all spheres of interstate relations.
Trade and Economic Cooperation
In 2015, the volume of trade between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan was $ 1.67 billion (export – $ 942.2 million, import – $ 725.6 million).
The major products of Kazakh export to Uzbekistan are oil and its processed products, products of flour and cereal industry, grain, ferrous and nonferrous metals, inorganic chemistry products, food products.
Energy resources (gas), cotton fiber, chemical products and plastics, fertilizers, fruits and vegetables, and other goods are imported to Kazakhstan from Uzbekistan.
Representations of the JSC “Development Bank of Kazakhstan”, JSC NC “Kazakhstan Temir Zholy”, JSC NC “Kazinform” and air company “Air Astana” are accredited in Uzbekistan.