Uzbekistan to launch new flights to India
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 10
By Ali Mustafayev – Trend:
Uzbekistan intends to launch direct flights from Tashkent to Indian Calcutta and Bangalore, Uzbek media reported.
The decision is stipulated by the Priority directions of development of foreign policy and foreign economic cooperation of Uzbekistan with the main foreign partners for the medium term, approved by the president of Uzbekistan under the decree on reforming the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Uzbekistan also plans to significantly improve strategic partnership with India in the fields of medicine and pharmaceutics, transport communications and information technology, energy, the chemical industry, defense and security, agriculture, education, culture and tourism.
"The development of communications in the transport and communication sphere will be carried out through the involvement of the Indian side to participate in the Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Oman transport corridor project and the construction of the Mazar-e Sharif-Herat railway, as well as the interaction within the North-South corridor ", the document says.
The Uzbek side also intends to increase the indices of bilateral trade turnover with India to $1 billion through the expansion of the range of goods and the establishment of Uzbek trading houses in major Indian cities.
Trade turnover between the countries increased by 15 percent and reached $366 million by the end of 2016.