Uzbekistan establishes cooperation with the State of Mississippi

TASHKENT (TCA) — Uzbekistan’s delegation led by the First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Uzbek parliament, Sodik Safoyev, visited the State of Mississippi (USA). The delegation included representatives of ministries of Innovative Development, Investments and Foreign Trade, and Agriculture, the Jahon information agency reported.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, the delegation held fruitful meetings with representatives of official and business circles, signed a number of documents aimed at establishing cooperation in specific areas.

During the negotiations with the Executive Director of Mississippi Development Authority Glenn McCullough, the sides exchanged views on prospects of cooperation between Uzbekistan and Mississippi in implementation of joint projects in agriculture, agro-industrial complex, petro chemistry and mechanical engineering. The American side expressed its readiness for the development of direct business contacts between small business entities of Uzbekistan and Mississippi.

An agreement was reached on organization of a visit of representatives of the state’s business circles delegation led by the Governor of Mississippi Phil Bryant to Uzbekistan in April.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Mississippi Development Authority and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan, aimed at deepening direct contacts between business communities as well as trade cooperation.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Uzbekistan Saidkamol Khojayev and Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gibson signed a cooperation agreement. The document provides for expansion of cooperation in agro industrial sector in such areas as technological development, introduction of know-how, quality standards and control, training agricultural personnel, as well as creation of favorable conditions for mutual trade.

The Uzbek delegation also held negotiations with the President and CEO for Innovate Mississippi Tony Jeff. The sides discussed establishing cooperation between research communities in innovations, science and technologies.

An agreement was reached on cooperation between the Ministry of Innovative Development of Uzbekistan, Innovate Mississippi and the Center for Advanced Technologies in such areas as support for start-up projects, organization of training courses and trainings, as well as implementation of innovative projects. The sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation, which provides for expansion of cooperation between research institutes of the parties in the spheres of scientific research and innovative research.

Sergey Kwan

Sergey Kwan

Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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