Relations between Turkey and Uzbekistan

Turkey became the first country which recognized Uzbekistan on 16 December 1991 and diplomatic relations were established between two countries on 4 March 1992. By 2019, more than 100 bilateral agreements and protocols were concluded between two countries to lay the legal ground of relations and numerous mutual high level visits were took place.

Uzbekistan , with its population of nearly 33 million, geostrategic position, deep-rooted history, rich cultural values and economic potential has an important place in terms of regional peace and stability. Turkey attaches great importance to the improvement of cooperation with brotherly Uzbekistan in all fields and wishes to further develop its relations benefiting from the close ties.

Our trade volume with Uzbekistan reached 2,3 billion Dollars in 2019. There are around 1300 companies with Turkish capital in Uzbekistan. They are active in textile, commitment, food, hotel management, building materials, plastic, medication and service sectors.

On 4 December 2016 Shavkat Mirziyoyev was elected as the President of Uzbekistan with 88,6% of votes, in succession to the President Islam Karimov who passed away on 2 September 2016.

President Mirziyoyev paid a state visit to Turkey on on 19-20 February 2020 on the occasion of the 1st meeting of High Level Strategic Cooperation Council and the opening of the National Library in the Presidential compound.

Our bilateral relations continue to boost in every field and high level visits are expected to continue in the coming period ahead.