On 2 February 2024, a delegation of the Government of Uzbekistan led by Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov arrived in Almaty (Kazakhstan) to participate in the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council and Digital Forum.

As part of the visit, a meeting of delegations of the governments of the two countries was held under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov.

It was noted that relations of strategic partnership and alliance between the two countries are rapidly developing in the spirit of friendship, good neighborliness and mutual respect, and the leaders of our countries identified specific tasks for the further development of multilateral relations. Positive growth dynamics are observed between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in all directions.

In particular, over the past 7 years, trade volume has more than doubled. Important joint projects are being implemented in various sectors of the economy. Cooperation in the fields of transport and energy has significantly intensified. Interregional and cultural-humanitarian cooperation is expanding. At the meeting, an exchange of views took place on these and other topical issues on the agenda.