Uzbekistan, Germany expand cooperation in some area
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 10
By Aygun Badalova - Trend:
The expansion of Uzbekistan-Germany inter-parliamentary contacts were discussed during a meeting with top officials of the Uzbek foreign ministry and Andreas Peschke, commissioner for Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia of the German foreign ministry, the Uzbek foreign ministry said.
Tashkent was Peschke's first visit following his appointment.
During the meeting, the sides discussed the expansion of cooperation among representatives of the countries' business circles, scientific and educational institutions.
The two sides also exchanged views on the current state, and prospects of further development, of cooperation in political, trade-economic, investment and other fields.
The agenda of the meeting also included the discussion of Uzbekistan-EU cooperation, as well as international and regional problems.
Of note, German ambassador to Uzbekistan Neithart Höfer-Wissing attended the meeting.
Germany is one of the main trade and economic partners of Uzbekistan and one of its three major trading partners in Europe. The investment projects, worth over one billion euros, were implemented in Uzbekistan along with leading German companies.
According to the German embassy, trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Germany increased by 10 percent, up to 461.2 million euros in 2014, compared to 2013.
Some 123 companies operate in Uzbekistan, after having been established with the participation of Germany's leading companies, capital and advanced technologies.