Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday arrived in Uzbekistan's capital Tashkent on a three-day official visit.
The president was received by Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Nigmatovich Aripov, Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov, Tashkent Mayor Jahongir Ortiqhojaev and Turkey’s Ambassador to Tashkent Ahmet Basar Sen at the Tashkent International Airport .
During his visit, Erdogan is expected to discuss bilateral, economic and political relations with his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Erdogan is also due to address the Uzbek parliament and attend the Turkey-Uzbekistan Business Forum along with Mirziyoyev.
The president is accompanied by a large delegation -- including his wife Emine Erdogan, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Culture and Tourism Minister Numan Kurtulmus, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci, intelligence chief Hakan Fidan, Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu, Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul, Science, Industry, and Technology Minister Faruk Ozlu, Labor and Social Security Minister Julide Sarieroglu, Customs and Trade Minister Bulent Tufenkci and presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin.
Reporting by Ilkay Guder and Bahtiyar Abdukerimov; Writing by Meryem Goktas