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02/February/2021   Economic Diplomacy

World Bank’s participation in Mazar-i-Sharif – Kabul – Peshawar railway construction discussed in Tashkent

TASHKENT, February 2. /“Dunyo” IA/. Yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov has met with a delegation of the World Bank led by its Regional Director for Central Asia Lilia Burunciuc to discuss the current state and prospects of cooperation, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.


According to MIFT, at the meeting, the current state of cooperation, the progress of projects, as well as promising directions for enhancing the activities of the World Bank in Uzbekistan were discussed.

The Uzbek side stressed the timely and effective support of the WB in the implementation of measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, support for entrepreneurship and promote important socio-economic reforms in the context of a pandemic.

Preparation of the projects being worked out and upcoming events to form a new program of cooperation between Uzbekistan and the World Bank for the next five years were considered.

Special attention was paid to the upcoming high-level trilateral negotiations with the participation of government delegations from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan, dedicated to discussing the practical aspects of the implementation of the Mazar-i-Sharif – Kabul – Peshawar railway project. The head of the World Bank office, stressing the strategic importance of this project in the context of ensuring dynamic economic growth and a radical increase in the transit potential of the Central Asian countries, expressed high interest in its joint implementation.

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