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Karimov calls Berdymuhamedov to draw over in Central Asian water issues.

Yesterday, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov and President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov held a telephone conversation, reported Turkmen State News Agency (TDH), specifying that telephone conversation was initiated by the Uzbek side. Expressing satisfaction with high level of the inter-state dialogue, the parties stressed need for its further development in light of national priorities and realities.The Presidents noted on the importance of joint efforts for development of new approaches addressing regional water issues and the Aral Sea problem, TDH said. Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov's invitation to visit Turkmenistan was accepted by Islam Karimov with gratitude. Dates of the visit to be agreed through diplomatic channels. On April 2, Islam Karimov held a telephone conversation with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev. Last week the governments of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan as a matter of urgency held negotiations on water and energy issues. Observers assessed such step as an attempt to team up against intention of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to build hydroelectric power stations on their territories.

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