BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 30
By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan signed a contract for $500,000 for the purchase of Uzbek cherries with subsequent delivery to the retail chains of Dubai, Trend reports referring to Forbes Kazakhstan.
The mentioned contract was signed during the visit of the Minister of Trade and Integration of Kazakhstan Bakhyt Sultanov to Uzbekistan.
According to Sultanov, an agreement was reached on industrial cooperation with the governor of Tashkent, in particular, the opening of the transformer production of the Kazakh Alageum Electric company is being worked out.
Also, Sultanov noted that during the trip, the Kazakh delegation visited fields and gardens, bazaars, and agrological centers, asked about transport corridors and obstacles on the way to sales markets.
“In the logistics centers that will be created along the commodity distribution corridor, it is necessary to provide not only calibration and sorting but also to resolve the issue of organizing the correct packaging. Large retail chains have very strict requirements for packaging, without which even a very good product will never hit the shelves,” he said.
In addition, Sultanov informed that the contract was signed for $500,000 for the purchase of Uzbek cherries, within the framework of which a Kazakh company that has entered into a contract plans to collect an enlarged batch of high quality Uzbek and Kazakh cherries with subsequent delivery to the trading networks of Dubai.
As for industrial cooperation, Sultanov and the first deputy governor of the Fergana region Avaz Urinboev discussed possible cooperation on the assembly of locomotives at the production base in Kokand.
“The region also has a great interest in cooperation with Kazakhstan in the development of information technologies,” Sultanov added.
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