Joint Portfolio of Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia Projects Exceeds $30 Billion

On May 2, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev welcomed representatives of several countries to the Tashkent International Investment Forum.

In discussion with the Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore, Sia Kian Peng, the two sides focused on cooperation in personnel training, investment, tourism and public safety, and emphasized the importance of joint, effective parliamentary control over their bilateral high-level agreements.

During negotiations between Mirziyoyev  and the
Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan Aqilbek Japarov, the two leaders  concentrated on deepening strategic partnership between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, expansion of cooperation in various trade sectors such as industrial, energy, transport and logistics, and  marshalling interregional relations and cultural-humanitarian exchange. Special attention was paid to practical issues relating to the Kambarata HPP-1 (hydropower plant) and China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway projects.

A delegation led by Prince
Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud, Minister of Energy of Saudi Arabia, used the opportunity to discuss the further expansion of practical cooperation, and the implementation of priority investment projects in Uzbekistan. The high level of bilateral trade and investment partnerships already achieved was noted. The portfolio of joint projects currently exceeds $30 billion, with Saudi Arabia’s ACWA serving as a keen investor in Uzbek wind power generation.

According to data provided by the Uzbek Government, agreements to implement projects worth $18 billion in the fields of green energy, infrastructure, healthcare and pharmaceuticals are set to be signed within the framework of the Tashkent International Investment Forum.


Times of Central Asia