The Senate of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan has approved the law on the ratification of the Treaty on Allied Relations with the Republic of Kazakhstan, the correspondent of the Kazinform news agency reports.
According to the press service of the Senate of Uzbekistan, the law "On ratification of the Treaty between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan on allied relations" was considered during the regular plenary session on November 25.
During the discussion, senators emphasized that Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are close neighbors and time-tested strategic partners. In recent years, a new era of cooperation between the two countries has begun, with relations in political, trade and economic, cultural, humanitarian, and other spheres rapidly developing.
The Treaty envisions close collaboration in foreign policy, defense and security, migration, as well as the development of industrial cooperation. It also involves taking joint measures for the rational use of transboundary water resources and strengthening ties between parliaments, political parties, and public organizations.
"Ratification of the Treaty will serve to maintain the spiritual and cultural closeness of the two peoples, strengthening relations in the field of culture, science, education, and sports," the senators noted.
It is emphasized that the annex to the Treaty includes the Regulations on the Supreme Interstate Council of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, presided over by the heads of state.
The Treaty on allied relations between the presidents of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Shavkat Mirziyoyev, was signed on December 22, 2022, in Tashkent.