Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the Presidential Council for Culture and Art at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia December 21, 2017 - REUTERS/Maxim Shipenkov/Pool
TASHKENT - 19 October 2018: Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Uzbekistan for a state visit, Tass news agency reported on Friday.
The Russian leader is scheduled to hold talks on Friday with his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Tashkent.
The two presidents plan to sign a number of bilateral documents and also attend the Russian-Uzbek forum on inter-regional cooperation.
Besides, the leaders will jumpstart the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan by Russia’s state-run corporation Rosatom in a video conference mode. According to Kremlin Aide Yuri Ushakov, the ceremony would be one of key elements of the Russian leader’s visit to Tashkent.