State visit to Uzbekistan 2018-10-19 11:15:00 Tashkent Vladimir Putin had talks with President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Tashkent. Following consultations, Vladimir Putin and Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a Joint Statement. Documents signed during the President’s state visit to Uzbekistan include the 2019–2024 Intergovernmental Economic Cooperation Programme, the 2019–2021 Programme of Cultural and Humanitarian Cooperation and the Action Plan for the Programme’s implementation. Other documents signed concern the construction of the Suffa International Radio Observatory, a gas and chemical production facility in Surxondaryo Region, opening of branches of Russian higher education institutions in Uzbekistan, cooperation in the textile, garment and knitwear industries, social and employment areas, as well as collaboration between the Russian Federation National Guard and the National Guard of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Also, on the sidelines of the visit, the parties signed memorandums on mutual understanding between Rosatom, the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan and the Agency for the Development of Nuclear Energy under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan concerning cooperation in the training of qualified personnel for the nuclear energy sector of Uzbekistan and promoting positive public opinion regarding nuclear energy in Uzbekistan. The presidents made statements for the press. Vladimir Putin is on a state visit to Uzbekistan at the invitation of the Republic’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.