"We have got very close lately. In my opinion, this is also the will of our ancestors, and it is happening as part of the brotherly relations between our peoples," said President Ilham Aliyev during his meeting with the head of state of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, APA reports.
The head of state said that he is visiting Uzbekistan for the third time in seven months: "Every time I come here with great love and respect for you personally, for the brotherly Uzbek people, and after being here, I talk about the great achievements of Uzbekistan under your leadership. It would be enough to visit Tashkent, Khiva and Samarkand. I am already quite familiar with Uzbekistan, and I must say that Samarkand has become an important international political center. Various world-class international events are held here with the participation of world leaders. I congratulate you on this occasion."