21/April/2021 Economic Diplomacy
RIGA, April 21. /“Dunyo” IA/. Yesterday, the inaugural meeting of Uzbekistan – Latvia Business Council (ULBC) was held via videoconference, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.
According to the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Latvia, Deputy Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan, Farizshakh Usmanov, from the Uzbek side, and Chairman of the Board of JSC Sonora, Janis Mozga, from the Latvian side, became co-chairs of the Business Council.
The President of the Latvian Confederation of Employers (LDDK) Vitaly Gavrilov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan Kadambay Sultanov, Ambassador of Latvia Mihails Popkovs, as well as the co-chairs of the ULBC Farizshakh Usmanov and Janis Mozga, addressed the opening ceremony.
The inaugural meeting of the Business Council was attended by heads of departments of relevant agencies, as well as heads of about 50 companies from Uzbekistan and Latvia, representing the chemical industry, pharmaceuticals, textile industry, information and communication technologies, transport, transit and logistics, cosmetology, education.
The speakers welcomed the launch of the Business Council as an important platform for close direct interaction between the business communities of the two countries. It was emphasized that the beginning of the Business Council’s activities will make it possible to systematize business dialogue and organize regularly joint events aimed at further deepening and enhancing trade, economic, investment, technological, transport, logistics and other cooperation between Uzbekistan and Latvia.
Following the meeting, an agreement was reached on the creation of the ULBC website, holding the first working meeting of the ULBC, dedicated to the peculiarities and practical issues of the use of GSP+ in trade between Uzbekistan and Latvia, organizing a visit of the delegation led by the co-chairman of the ULBC Farizshakh Usmanov to Latvia as the epidemiological situation in the countries improves.
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