Uzbek president congratulates ADB president on his re-election
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Aug.13 / Trend, D. Azizov /
Uzbek President Islam Karimov congratulated the Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda on his re-election, the presidential press service reported.
As it was reported, in early August the ADB Board of Governors unanimously reelected Haruhiko Kuroda as President of ADB for a further five years beginning on Nov.24, 2011.
"Under your leadership on the background of complex processes in the world economy the Asian Development Bank achieved significant results in its activity, primarily within the long-term strategy until 2020, which becomes an important element in the sustainable development of many countries in the Asian continent," Uzbek President's message reads.
Karimov said Uzbekistan strongly supported Haruhiko Kuroda's candidacy to this responsible post at the elections, being aware of his recognized professional experience and outstanding skills.
"We appreciate the ADB's tremendous contribution to the implementation of vital socio-economic programs in Uzbekistan and we hope to further continue this fruitful cooperation," Karimov message reads.
President Karimov wished Kuroda good health, every success and new achievements.
Uzbekistan is a member of the ADB since 1995 and today it is the major loan recipient of this financial institution in Central Asia.
Since 1995, ADB has allocated about $2 billion to Uzbekistan to implement projects in education, agriculture, modernization of transport infrastructure and energy sectors.