12/July/2022 Economic Diplomacy
TASHKENT, July 12. /“Dunyo” IA/. Uzbekistan delegation represented by the leadership of the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade (MIFT), took part in a Business Forum organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Bank’s cooperation with Central Asian countries, in London, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.
According to the Uzbekistan MIFT, the event was also attended by EBRD President Odile Renaud-Basso, members of the governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, representatives of expert and business circles.
At the event, an overview of the EBRD’s interaction with Central Asian countries over the past 30 years was made, as well as a vision for further development of partnerships in the context of countries.
The leadership of the bank noted that Central Asia has a special priority in EBRD’s investment policy, as well as expressed a commitment to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation with all countries of the region. The EBRD will continue to finance major infrastructure projects in energy, water supply, transport, logistics and other areas. The main attention will be paid to projects aimed at strengthening regional connectivity and expanding transport and logistics communications.
The readiness to increase investment in the implementation of sustainable development and green energy projects, which will significantly contribute to the socio-economic development of the countries of the region, was also announced.
Special attention was paid to Uzbekistan as one of the most promising partners, cooperation with which has been expanding at an unprecedented pace in recent years.
Representatives of Central Asian countries informed about the current state and prospects of cooperation with the EBRD, measures taken to improve the business environment, available investment opportunities and major infrastructure projects.
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