MINSK, 21 January (BelTA) – Uzbekistan is interested to see more Belarusian companies on its food market, Uzbekistan's Ambassador to Belarus Nasirjan Yusupov told the media on 21 January, BelTA has learned.
According to the ambassador, plans are in place to organize a big agrarian forum in Tashkent. A number of Belarusian companies will attend it to display their products and proposals. “This is of high interest to us,” he said. According to the diplomat, the two countries set up a joint venture in Tashkent Oblast in 2019. The project envisages the construction of a milk processing plant and a commercial diary farm.
The prospects of industrial cooperation between the two countries were discussed by Nasirjan Yusupov and Chairperson of the Council of the Republic Natalya Kochanova on 21 January.
Pharmaceutical and footwear enterprises are currently being built in Uzbekistan in cooperation with Belarus. “One of the most interesting areas is further development of regional cooperation,” the diplomat added. According to him, both sides view cooperation at the regional level as effective and will continue working in this direction. He recalled that Minsk played host to the First Forum of Regions of Belarus and Uzbekistan in 2019. A big Uzbek delegation visited the Belarusian capital then. The parties signed a package of documents on cooperation and are now working on their implementation.
According to Nasirjan Yusupov, relations between the two countries intensified significantly after the leaders of Belarus and Uzbekistan exchanged visits in 2018-2019. “Unprecedented steps have been taken to develop cooperation in various fields, including trade, economy, social care and humanitarian affairs. A lot has been done to deepen contacts in education, healthcare and culture. All this contributes to the rapprochement of countries and peoples,” the ambassador said.