Tashkent, Uzbekistan: External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj called on Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov on Saturday and held discussion on bilateral relations. Swaraj, who is on her first visit to Uzbekistan, was personally received by her Uzbek counterpart Kamilov at the airport.
Swaraj will also interact with Indian community and offer tributes at Lal Bahadur Shastri memorial. India’s second Prime Minister and freedom fighter Lal Bahadur Shastri died of a heart attack in Tashkent in 1966 during an official visit. He was only 61 at the time of his death. Shastri had taken over the reins of governance after Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s death in 1964.
Earlier, Swaraj met Aripov after she held productive discussion on trade and economy, defence and security, and exchanged views on regional and global issues during delegation-level talks.
She and Kamilov also exchanged views on regional and global issues. Swaraj also addressed the Indian community
Swaraj reached here on the final leg of her three-nation tour after concluding her result-oriented visit to Kyrgyzstan.