2 ‘brotherly’ states aim to boost collaboration in economic, social, cultural, legal fields, says Turkish ombudsman.
ANKARA (AA) – The ombudsman institutions of Turkey and Uzbekistan signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for mutual cooperation on Monday.
The deal was inked by Turkey’s Chief Ombudsman Seref Malkoc and Feruza Eshmatova, the commissioner for human rights of Uzbekistan’s parliament, in the capital Ankara.
Malkoc underlined at the ceremony that Turkish and Uzbek people are “brothers” with historical ties.
“Uzbekistan and Turkey are friends. The cooperation between our two presidents, their friendship, and the exceptionally good point to which they have brought our countries is viewed with envy by many,” he said.
He said the ombudsmen will enhance cooperation in economic, social, cultural, legal and other fields.
“This agreement will help us benefit from each other’s experiences, share knowledge, and support each other,” he added.
Eshmatova also hailed the close ties between Turkey and Uzbekistan and said they are still growing stronger in all fields.
“Our nations share a bond of language, religion, values and culture,” she said, adding that relations between the two countries “have risen to a new level.”