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Kyrgyz, Uzbek presidents discuss bilateral relations on phone

BISHKEK, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov and his Uzbek counterpart, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, discussed on Thursday issues of bilateral relations by phone.

The two leaders noted that the development and deepening of traditional friendship, good neighborliness and strategic partnership between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan meets the fundamental interests of the peoples of the two countries, said the press service of the Kyrgyz president.

The two sides noted with satisfaction the intensification of trade and economic cooperation, including an increase in the volume of trade between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

Zhaparov and Mirziyoyev paid special attention to the implementation of top level agreements on the state border, and discussed increasing trade, deepening industrial cooperation as well as the promotion of joint infrastructure projects in the fields of transport and energy.