24/December/2022 News of the MFA
TASHKENT, December 24. /“Dunyo” IA/. On December 22, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Vladimir Norov met with JICA Executive Senior Vice President Junichi Yamada, in Tokyo, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.
According to Uzbekistan MFA, during the talks, the positive dynamics of cooperation between Uzbekistan and JICA within the framework of the Official Development Assistance Program were noted with satisfaction.
From 1993 to 2021, through this structure, projects were implemented in Uzbekistan within the framework of concessional loans for $1.5 billion, under the grant and technical assistance programs – for $232.2 million.
Currently, 13 projects worth $4.7 billion are under implementation. The parties are also working on 14 new projects worth $700 million.
Junichi Yamada noted that JICA considers Uzbekistan as its key partner in Central Asia and highly appreciates the progress of large-scale transformations being carried out in the country.
JICA Executive Senior Vice President assured the Agency’s commitment to increasing cooperation with the Uzbek side. Energy, the introduction of environmentally friendly technologies, export support, transport and logistics, healthcare, and education are priority areas for the medium term.
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