Uzbekistan, Japan hold talks on deepening investment co-op
Baku, Azerbaijan, February 11
Ulugbek Sayidov, First Deputy Chairman of the Board of Uzbekneftegaz, held talks with Atsushi Souda, counselor at the Japanese Embassy in Uzbekistan, Trend reports via Uzbek media.
The parties noted that relations between two countries are consistently developing in many areas, including in the oil and gas sector. In particular, Uzbekneftegaz JSC has established cooperation with the Mitsui Group, Mitsubishi Corporation, Marubeni Corporation and other leading companies in the country of the Rising Sun.
Sayidov stated that the deepening of investment cooperation is among the priorities today. The intensification of work with the Japanese Embassy in Uzbekistan will allow attracting Japanese investors for the joint implementation of promising investment projects.
In his turn, Souda expressed interest in ongoing reforms in the country's fuel and energy sector. The establishment of the Ministry of Energy was noted and information was provided on the planned changes in the oil and gas sector of Uzbekistan.
As a result of negotiations, the parties agreed to continue the dialogue and to identify priority areas for cooperation with investors and leading companies in Japan.