Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Feb. 17 / Trend D.Azizov /
During his meeting with the Uzbek president, Asian Development Bank (ADB) head Haruhiko Kuroda expressed gratitude for the warm welcome and noted the ADB's intention to broaden cooperation scale with the country.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov received ADB head Haruhiko Kuroda Feb.16, the Presidential Press Service reported.
During the meeting, the sides exchanged their views on further strengthening cooperation.
Karimov underscored that Uzbekistan actively interacts with many authorized international financial institutions, but pays special attention to expanding cooperation with the ADB.
Kuroda arrived in Uzbekistan to get acquainted with preparations for the Forty-Third ADB Annual Meeting in Tashkent May 1-4, 2010.
ADB, based in Manila, is dedicated to reducing poverty in the Asia and Pacific region through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth and regional integration.
Established in 1966, it is owned by 67 members - 48 from the region.
Uzbekistan joined the ADB in 1995 and since then has received 30 ADB loans totaling $1.29 billion and technical assistance of $40.75 million.