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Uzbekistan – Italy: cooperation and partnership

On December 11-13, 2019, Uzbekistan delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulaziz Kamilov will visit Italy.

The program of the visit includes conduction of meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio and other officials to discuss prospects for further development of bilateral relations, in Rome.

It is also planned to visit Vatican and hold negotiations with the Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See’s Secretariat of State, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher.

Uzbekistan delegation will also attend the international conference “Italy – Central Asia: Strengthening mutual understanding, cooperation and partnership”

The Uzbek-Italian Business Forum and Cooperation Exchange in the B2B format was held at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the participation of business circles of the two countries.

The purpose of this event is to facilitate the establishment of trade relations between the companies of Uzbekistan and Italy, study the issues of creating new joint ventures and the implementation of new investment projects.

The delegation included representatives of 10 large and leading Italian enterprises engaged in the food industry, production of agricultural products processing equipment, and packing equipment, etc.

During the business meeting, issues of mutual cooperation to strengthen the interaction between the businessmen of the two countries were discussed.

Speakers from the Italian side emphasized the positive dynamics of economic growth of Uzbekistan, welcomed the efforts of the government of our republic to liberalize various sectors of the economy, creating the necessary conditions for foreign investors.

It was also noted that the Uzbek-Italian Business Forum will create an opportunity for the exchange of experience and opinions between the business circles of Italy and the Republic of Uzbekistan.

During the event, participants were familiarized with large-scale economic reforms in Uzbekistan, taking measures to liberalize the economy and foreign exchange market, improve the business environment, support business, protect the rights and legitimate interests of small businesses and private entrepreneurship, increase the investment attractiveness of the country’s economy, and foreign investors in existing and newly created FEZ.

Following the results of the business forum, B2B held a meeting with the business circles of the two countries, in which the parties discussed priority areas for the development of cooperation, primarily in the trade, economic and investment spheres.

By Sher Karimov

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