Uzbekistan, South Korea intend to boost economic cooperation
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Sept.21/ Trend, D.Azizov /
Presidents of Uzbekistan and South Korea Islam Karimov and Lee Myung-bak following the talks in Seoul agreed to implement a number of joint large-scale projects, National Information Agency of Uzbekistan (UzA) reported.
Uzbek President's three-day state visit to Seoul at the invitation of Korean President began on Wednesday.
In a joint statement, the heads of state stressed their intention to strengthen the relationship and enhance cooperation in economy, trade, investment, finance, science and technology, UzA reported.
The document says that the countries will continue to implement a number of large projects in Uzbekistan, in particular, the construction of Ustyurt gas chemical complex on the basis of Surgil field to produce polyethylene and polypropylene, development of Navoi industrial-economic zone and construction of a major international logistics center around the Navoi Airport.
The presidents stressed satisfaction with the implementation of the project on construction of Ustyurt gas chemical complex.
The statement says that South Korea will provide financial and technical support to projects and programs in Uzbekistan in the field of education, health, telecommunications, as well as environmental protection.
Karimov called on South Korean companies to participate in the development of the Angren industrial free zone.
President Lee Myung-bak stressed the importance of the project to create logistics center at the Navoi Airport.