Uzbekistan looks to new cooperation projects with neighboring countries


TASHKENT — On August 8, Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a government meeting on enhancing cooperation with Central Asian countries.

It was said at the meeting that partnership with Central Asian states is developing dynamically. Over the past five years, the volume of Uzbekistan’s trade with them has increased 2.5 times and exceeded $6 billion. In Uzbekistan, 1.7 thousand companies have been opened with the participation of capital from neighboring countries, the official website of the President of Uzbekistan reported.

New projects and proposals for enhancing economic cooperation with Central Asian countries were discussed at the meeting.

The issue of developing and maintaining a national rating of investment attractiveness of regions for further development of small and medium-sized businesses in the country was also considered.