As you know, this year Uzbekistan and France celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. In connection with this significant event, the Senator, Chairman of the Friendship Group "France - Central Asia" in the upper house of the Fifth Republic, Yves Pozzo di Borgo highly assessed the current state of cooperation between our states in his congratulatory message.
- For more than a quarter of a century Uzbekistan having successfully overcome the vestiges of the totalitarian system is confidently moving along the path of sovereign development. During this period, the country achieved political and economic independence, high results in implementing democratic reforms and building a strong civil society.
Successfully developing cooperation between the senates of France and Uzbekistan, regular mutual visits through inter-parliamentary ties show that your country, being one of the largest states of Central Asia, the heart of the Great Silk Road, is France's most important partner in the region.
Therefore, we must continue to develop mutually beneficial political, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian ties with Uzbekistan for the benefit of our peoples.
Jahon Information Agency, Paris