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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Turkish-Uzbek Pact

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan -- Turkish President Suleiman Demirel, on a three-day official visit to Uzbekistan, signed three deals with his counterpart Islam Karimov to strengthen economic ties with the Central Asian state.

The two signed documents Wednesday to avoid double taxation, protect the environment and forge "eternal friendship and cooperation."

Demirel was accompanied by a big Turkish business delegation, reflecting a recent rise in trade and investment in Uzbekistan.