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11/December/2021   President

The President of Uzbekistan took part in the EAEU Summit

TASHKENT, December 11. /“Dunyo” IA/. Yesterday, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev took part in the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council via videoconference, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.

According to the press service of the head of our state, the summit was chaired by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. It was attended by the Honorary Chairman of the Council, the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Zhaparov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, President of the Republic of Cuba – an observer state to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Miguel Bermudez and Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Mikhail Myasnikovich.

The agenda of the meeting included issues of further developing mutually beneficial cooperation and deepening of integration processes in the EAEU space, including practical interaction in the economy, trade, industry, transport, customs administration, digitalization and other areas.

The President of Uzbekistan emphasized the successful chairmanship of Kazakhstan in the EAEU and the important decisions taken on his initiative within the framework of the Union, as well as the support provided for joint events aimed at deepening the constructive interaction of Uzbekistan with this Organization.

It was noted that during the year of Uzbekistan’s participation in the EAEU in the status of an observer state, effective work has been established with various bodies of the Union, primarily the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), as part of the implementation of the provisions of the three-year Action Plan.

The convergence of national legislation with the EAEU norms is being consistently carried out, primarily in the field of standardization and measures of non-tariff regulation of foreign trade. Uzbekistan was connected to the COVID-Free Travel digital platform. The process of accession to the Eurasian Development Bank has begun.

It was emphasized that despite the challenges of our time, it is possible to adapt to difficult conditions and find new growth points. Thus, the trade turnover of Uzbekistan with the countries of the Organization has increased by 30 percent since the beginning of this year. At the same time, compared to 2019, trade increased by 11 percent.

The President of Uzbekistan outlined the most urgent tasks requiring joint solutions.

Noting the need for further coordination of approaches to ensure sustainable development of economic ties, the Leader of Uzbekistan pointed out the importance of removing barriers and restrictions in mutual trade. In this regard, readiness was expressed to jointly develop approaches and mechanisms to create the most favorable conditions for increasing trade with the EAEU countries.

The Head of the state, once again emphasizing the relevance of deepening industrial cooperation, proposed to establish this interaction on a systematic basis, including by participating in the creation of an online Industrialization Map within the Organization.

The Leader of Uzbekistan called for more active promotion of projects aimed at creating new transport corridors, which will contribute to building up the transit potential of our countries.

The possibility of Uzbekistan joining the program for the introduction of navigation seals for tracking cargo transportation was noted. The initiative to create a digital ecosystem for the development of the EAEU supply chains was supported.

The attention of the participants was drawn to the need for uniting efforts in the implementation of green energy projects, taking into account the global climate agenda. The Head of the state announced the readiness of Uzbekistan to take part in the activities of the High-Level Working Group and proposed, within its framework, to approve the Action Plan in the green development.

The importance of exchange of experience and development of business partnership in the IT-sphere was emphasized, in connection with which it was proposed to hold the next Eurasian Digital Forum in Uzbekistan.

The need was noted for more active involvement of observer states in the implementation of relevant initiatives and cooperation programs in the Eurasian space, as well as stimulation of scientific, technical and humanitarian exchange. To this end, the Leader of Uzbekistan spoke in favor of using the capabilities of the EAEU Development Center, as well as the participation of observer states in the activities of the Council and EEC bodies.

The President reaffirmed Uzbekistan’s firm commitment to deepening mutually beneficial cooperation with the EAEU countries.

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