New Indian Ambassador to Uzbekistan presents copy of credentials to Foreign Ministry
Uzbekistan , Tashkent, Sept.7 / Trend, D. Azizov /
The newly appointed Indian Ambassador to Uzbekistan Anumula Gitesh Sarma presented a copy of his credentials, addressed to the Uzbek President , to the Foreign Ministry's leadership on Tuesday.
The conversation stressed that a solid foundation for friendship between both countries communities exists in order to develop Uzbek-Indian relations.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov's state visit to India in May 2011 and his extensive talks with the Indian leadership gave new impetus to bilateral cooperation.
Reportedly, about 30 documents were signed during the visit, including an inter-governmental agreement on strategic partnership.
The sides stressed that the most important task at hand is the implementation of the agreements which have been reached. The parties also exchanged views on enhancing economic cooperation in trade and investment, including increasing and expanding the range of mutual and general trade turnover.
At present, Uzbekistan has accredited representatives of 18 Indian companies and organizations, operating in different spheres of production and sales of pharmaceutical products. The number of companies with Indian capital has increased to 62, including 11 companies with one-hundred percent Indian capital.
In 2010 bilateral trade turnover between Uzbekistan and India grew by almost 1.4 times to $150 million.