25/August/2021 Economic Diplomacy
TASHKENT, August 25. /“Dunyo” IA/. Yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov has received the EU Special Representative for Central Asia Terhi Hakala, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.
According to Uzbekistan MIFT, the parties discussed the current state and prospects for the development of political and diplomatic, trade, economic, investment, financial, technical, transport, logistics, cultural and humanitarian cooperation between Uzbekistan and the EU, as well as issues of regional interaction in the context of the situation in Afghanistan.
The EU Special Representative confirmed her commitment to further providing practical assistance to Uzbekistan in the process of joining the World Trade Organization, and expressed her commitment to the early completion of the approval of the draft Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between Uzbekistan and the EU.
As priority areas of cooperation, the parties identified an increase in trade turnover between Uzbekistan and the EU member states in the post-COVID period, including through the use of the possibilities of the Generalized System of Preferences “GSP+”, and the implementation of joint programs in the cultural and humanitarian sphere.
Following the meeting, an agreement was reached to continue close cooperation in all the areas considered.
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