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Belarus' Hi-Tech Park to cooperate with Uzbekistan in IT education, venture financing

Economy 16.09.2019 | 18:26
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MINSK, 16 September (BelTA) – Belarus' Hi-Tech Park and the government of Uzbekistan will look into cooperation in IT education, venture financing and joint development of high-tech products, the Hi-Tech Park public information and international cooperation department told BelTA following a visit of a Belarusian delegation led by Hi-Tech Park Director Vsevolod Yanchevsky to Tashkent.

Vsevolod Yanchevsky held talks with Uzbekistan's ministers involved in the development of cooperation with the Hi-Tech Park. “In Uzbekistan they have paid close attention to the recent major decisions made by Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko with regards the IT sector,” he noted. “We share our experience eagerly. Moreover, we have already got down to work. The Hi-Tech Park provides its best products and solutions to help digitalize Uzbekistan,” he added.

Vsevolod Yanchevsky expressed confidence that in the next few years Uzbekistan will be able to make a breakthrough in this area. “Everything develops very rapidly here and there are a lot of young people who want to learn. Uzbekistan has already opened branches of 14 foreign universities. It has a lot of well-educated young government officials who bring fresh approaches to government agencies,” he said.

Belarus' experience is an example for us, Uzbekistan Minister of Innovative Development Ibrokhim Abdurakhmonov said. Implementation of joint startup projects which use advanced technologies will help Uzbekistan proceed to a new stage of development. In recent years, the country has been busy establishing the legal framework for venture financing and developing IT education. For example, Uzbekistan already hosts branches of universities from the UK, Italy, the Republic of Korea, Japan, India, Singapore, and Russia.

The visit of the Belarusian delegation was organized in line with the arrangements made during a visit of Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Minsk in summer 2019.

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