Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Nov.11
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
The Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Komilov and the parliamentary deputy minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Kentaro Sonoura discussed priority areas for strengthening the Uzbek-Japanese relations, as well as international and regional issues during the meeting in Tashkent, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said Nov.11.
The parties said that the experience of constructive interaction allows Uzbekistan and Japan to cooperate effectively in the bilateral format and within international organizations, including Japan + Central Asia interregional dialogue.
Komilov and Sonoura confirmed their interest in further building mutually beneficial strategic partnership in various fields, the implementation of joint high technology investment projects, the development of mutual trade, expanding the presence of leading Japanese companies in prospective sectors of the economy of Uzbekistan.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the Japanese delegation arrived in Uzbekistan for bilateral negotiations in the government, the ministries of foreign affairs, foreign economic relations, investments and trade.
At the same day, the Japanese delegation held talks at the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment and Trade (MFERIT), where the prospects for expanding trade, economic, investment and financial cooperation between the two countries were discussed.
Particular attention was paid to the development of long-term partnership in the energy sector by attracting advanced technologies of leading Japanese companies.
It was previously reported that following the negotiations in MFERIT Kentaro Sonoura and the Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment and Trade Elyor Ganiev signed exchange notes on the allocation of Japan government loans totaling 86.839 billion yen (about $760 million) for projects in the electricity sector of Uzbekistan.