Uzbekistan, Tashkent, September 16 / Trend D.Azizov /
During the Indian Foreign Minister's official visit to Tashkent, Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid discussed the current issues of Uzbek-Indian relations and promising areas of interaction between the Foreign Ministries both in a bilateral format and within international organisations, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry press office said.
During the visit, the parties exchanged views on different issues of regional character. Indian ambassador Anumula Gitesh Sarma attended the meeting.
Currently, India is one of Uzbekistan's largest partners in the sphere of information technology, light and textile industry, pharmaceuticals and production of automobile parts.
According to official statistics, trade turnover between Uzbekistan and India increased by 22.5 per cent to $202.2 million in 2012 compared to 2011. Uzbekistan exported about $37.8 million worth of commodities with a 1.7 times growth to India and import of Indian goods amounted to $163.4 million, a 15 fold growth.
Over 60 enterprises with participation of Indian capital including over 10 with full participation of Indian capital were created in Uzbekistan. In addition, nearly 20 Indian companies and organisations acting in different spheres of production and sale of pharmaceutical products were accredited in the country.
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