Tashkent (Uzbekistan): Minister of Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan Jamshid Khodjaev met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan Yerik Utembayev, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan said in a statement.
Head of the diplomatic mission of Kazakhstan discussed with the Minister of Foreign Trade preparation for the upcoming Uzbek-Kazakh forum, which is scheduled for the second half of 2018. The event will be held in Kazakhstan. In order to ensure effective preparation for the forum, Jamshid Khodjaev and Yerik Utembayev agreed to hold regular meetings and consultations.
During the meeting, the sides exchanged proposals on promising areas for development of bilateral cooperation, including at the interregional level.
Minister of Foreign Trade and the ambassador of Kazakhstan agreed to involve Kazakhstani logistics companies in the use of Uzbekistan’s hubs, which will help Kazakhstan’s foreign trade to enter the prospective markets of countries in the southern and eastern directions, as well as increase the volume of transit traffic through the territory of Uzbekistan. The Minister of Foreign Trade offered to organize a visit of Kazakh entrepreneurs to the Termez Cargo Center logistics terminal in the near future to get acquainted with its capabilities and further loading of Kazakh goods.
Also, the Kazakh side was invited to consider the possibility of creating joint textile enterprises, including in the framework of interregional cooperation. As the ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan noted, the economies of the two countries are mutually complementary, and cooperation in various sectors and spheres will only spur the development of neighboring republics.
The parties discussed in detail the conditions for lending funds for purchase of buses from Uzbekistan. As representatives of the embassy said, passenger transport of Uzbek production is in great demand in the market of Kazakhstan, including among the municipal authorities of the regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
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