Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 21
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Vikram Kumar Doraiswami will be appointed India's new ambassador to Uzbekistan, the Indian foreign ministry reported on May 21.
Doraiswami has been in the diplomatic service in India since 1992. Earlier, he served as secretary of the foreign ministry.
Doraiswami will replace Anumula Gitesh Sarma, who will soon complete his diplomatic mission in the country.
India was one of the first countries which recognized the independence of Uzbekistan. The two countries signed more than 130 legal documents that cover virtually all areas of cooperation.
Currently, India is one of the largest partners of Uzbekistan in the fields of information technologies, light and textile industries, pharmaceuticals, and automobile parts.
As of 2013, the trade turnover between India and Uzbekistan increased by 29 percent - up to $259.5 million.
There are 65 companies with Indian capital in Uzbekistan. The representative offices of 19 Indian companies and firms have been accredited in the country.
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