On July 24, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev called the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

According to the information provided to APA by the President's Press Service, the head of state congratulated Shavkat Mirziyoyev on his birthday and wished him success in his work and good health.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed his gratitude for the attention and congratulations.

The President of Azerbaijan once again expressed his gratitude for the hospitality shown to him and the delegation during his state visit, and invited the President of Uzbekistan for an official visit to Azerbaijan.

The invitation was gratefully accepted.

The heads of state noted with satisfaction that all agreements reached during the visit of the President of Azerbaijan are being implemented.

It was emphasized that despite the fact that a month has passed since the visit, an agreement has been reached regarding the expansion of cooperation within the framework of reciprocal visits of heads of relevant state bodies related to trade, industry, energy, agriculture, and transport.

It was noted that the next meeting of the Azerbaijan-Uzbekistan joint intergovernmental commission and tripartite meetings of the ministers of foreign affairs, economy and transport of Azerbaijan-Uzbekistan-Turkey will be held in Tashkent in early August.

During the conversation, President Ilham Aliyev once again expressed his support to the President of Uzbekistan regarding the recent events in Karakalpakstan and said that Azerbaijan, as always, stands by Uzbekistan.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed his gratitude for this support.

During the conversation, views were exchanged regarding future development prospects of our cooperation and contacts between the heads of state.