Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that India and Uzbekistan should work for taking bilateral trade to one billion dollars by March 2018.
Naidu, who met Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov in New Delhi, said the two countries have close cultural and historical connections and the people have similar developmental aspirations.
According to an official release, Kamilov hoped that discussions during his visit will help in identifying new areas of cooperation and take relationship to a higher level.
Kamilov is leading a high-level delegation on a four-day visit to India.
The India-Uzbekistan relationship was elevated to that of a Strategic Partnership during the visit of then Uzbek President Islam Karimov to India in 2011.