Uzbekistan, Japan to hold next round of political consultations

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Jan. 28

By Demir Azizov - Trend:

The next round of the political consultations will be held between the Uzbek and Japanese foreign ministries in Tashkent on January 29-30, the Uzbek foreign ministry said today.

A Japanese delegation will be headed by Special Representative for Central Asia and the Caucasus, Deputy Director General of the Bureau of European Affairs of the Japanese Foreign Ministry Norio Maruyama, according to the ministry.

It was reported that the previous consultations of the Uzbek and Japanese foreign ministries were held in Tokyo in September 2013.

The representatives of the Uzbek and Japanese foreign ministries analyzed the perspective directions of developing the bilateral relations in political, trade-economic, cultural-humanitarian and other fields.

Some international and regional problems of mutual interest were also discussed as part of the consultations.

The diplomatic relations between the two countries have been established since late January 1992. The Japanese embassy was opened in Tashkent in January 1993, while the Uzbek embassy in Tokyo in February 1996.

The amount of Japanese investments in the Uzbek economy exceeded $ 2.3 billion.

Japan invests in the projects in the field of railway transport, oil and gas, power engineering, mining, motor-car construction, telecommunications, electronics and textiles.

The representative offices of such big Japanese corporations as Mitsui, Mitsubishi, Itochu, Marubeni were opened in Uzbekistan.

translated by NH

edited by CN

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