Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 23
By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:
French DIY retailer Leroy Merlin wants to open a branch in Uzbekistan, Trend reports via Uzbek media.
The company announced it plans during the Uzbek-French forum, where the parties discussed prospects for cooperation in several areas, including energy, logistics, engineering and production of building materials, cosmetics, electronics and more.
Nicolas Ducret, deputy general director of CCI France Russie, noted that the investment climate in Uzbekistan is improving, with the result that French companies began to see the country as a potential place for business.
One of them is the large DIY retailer Leroy Merlin. Representatives of the company already were in Uzbekistan last year.
Violaine de Villemeur, the French ambassador to Uzbekistan, said it was planned to hold a week of the French economy in Uzbekistan with an exhibition of companies at the end of March.
Leroy Merlin is an international retailer specializing in the sale of products for construction, decoration and home furnishing, cottages and gardens.
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