Uzbekistan, India sign agreement on long-term uranium supply
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 18
Uzbekistan and India signed an agreement on long-term uranium supplies, Trend reports via Podrobno.uz.
The agreement was reached after a meeting between Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, which was held in the framework of the Dynamic Gujarat International Summit on Friday.
“A technopark of advanced information technologies in Tashkent and a pharmaceutical zone in the Andijan region are being created jointly with Indian partners. An agreement was reached with the Exim Bank of India on the allocation of a preferential credit line in the amount of $200 million to finance socially significant projects in Uzbekistan," President’s press service noted.
Moreover, two leading universities in India Amity and Sharda will open branches in the new academic year in Uzbekistan.
The heads of state emphasized that the importance of accelerating the practical implementation of priority projects and cooperation programs, primarily in the field of information and communication technologies, health care, the pharmaceutical industry, the jewelry industry, agriculture, modernization of tourism infrastructure and other areas.
Particular attention was paid to the further expansion of cultural and humanitarian exchange.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Narendra Modi confirmed determination to actively develop the full-scale cooperation between two countries in aspects of international and regional politics.
Recall that in August 2014, the Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Plant and the Indian UCIL signed a contract for the purchase of up to 500 tons of Uzbek uranium per year in 2014-2018.
Uzbekistan is one of the world leaders in uranium reserves and ranks 7th in its mining.