A guard of honor and a detachment of mounted cuirassiers were lined up on the square to honor the distinguished guest. The flags of Italy, Uzbekistan, and the European Union were raised on the tower of the Quirinal Palace.
The President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella met the President of Uzbekistan.
The military band played the national anthems of the two countries.
The head of the guard of honor reported to the President of Uzbekistan.
The Presidents walked around the guard of honor and greeted the members of the official delegations.
After joint photographing, a bilateral meeting of the heads of state began.