Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Sept. 4 / Trend D. Azizov /
The representatives of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry and the Charge d'Affaires of the Republic of Bulgaria Volodya Chanev Neykov discussed the schedule of the next round of the Uzbek-Bulgarian ministerial consultations and the meeting of the intergovernmental commission on economic and scientific-technical cooperation on Monday.
It was previously reported that according to the preliminary agreement, the next round of bilateral consultations between the Bulgarian and Uzbek Foreign Ministries and the meeting of the intergovernmental commission will be held in Sofia in October this year.
It is planned to discuss the cooperation prospects in the field of road transport and tourism at a meeting of the intergovernmental commission.
At present, the Bulgarian transport company "Somat" operates in Uzbekistan. It aims at transporting non-military cargo for the needs of troops of the International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan.
The Bulgarian side's investments in these projects totaled $ 25 million. It plans to invest the same amount.
According to the Uzbek Foreign Ministry, the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the two countries was held in Sofia in November 2003.
The second meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission was held in Tashkent in April 2007. A business forum was held with the participation of Uzbek and Bulgarian entrepreneurs.