MOSCOW, 25 May (BelTA) – President of Uzbekistan (an observer country in the EAEU) Shavkat Mirziyoyev laid out Uzbekistan's priorities with regard to cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) as he took part in the EAEU summit in Moscow by a video link, BelTA has learned.
“Mounting global challenges, serious disruptions in transport and logistics, growing risks to food and energy security and other problems necessitate better coordination of efforts to address the priority tasks of sustainable socio-economic development of our countries,” the president of Uzbekistan said.
Speaking about priority areas of cooperation with the EAEU, he said that Uzbekistan is ready to keep working together with partners to simplify trade procedures and create conditions for a drastic increase in trade between the countries.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev spoke in favor of integration of electronic platforms and online systems of customs administration, sanitary, phytosanitary, veterinary supervision, as well as certification of the origin of goods. He believes that it will invigorate economic cooperation and business contacts.
Another important thing to do is to deepen industrial cooperation and localization of production, to create industrial hubs in the Eurasian space.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev separately mentioned cooperation in transport and transit, which he sees as a strategic avenue of interaction. In today's situation it is important to build alternative transport corridors and sustainable supply chains. Uzbekistan stands for close coordination in matters of tariff policy.
“We deem it necessary to expand cooperation in food security. In this context, it is important to stimulate active replacement of imports of agricultural goods and food products with products made in our states,” Shavkat Mirziyoyev added.
Uzbekistan is also interested in closer cooperation in the training of highly qualified specialists for education and science.