Uzbekistan, France mull co-op prospects
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Aug. 12
By Demir Azizov – Trend:
Topical issues and prospects of bilateral trade, economic and investment cooperation between Uzbekistan and France were discussed by representatives of Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade and the head of French diplomatic mission in Tashkent, Jacques-Henri Els.
Results of the sixth session of the Uzbek-French intergovernmental trade and economic cooperation commission, held in July in Tashkent, were also discussed during the meeting, according to Uzbek ministry’s message.
During the meeting of the intergovernmental commission, it was noted that both Uzbekistan and France attach great importance to expanding and deepening the mutually beneficial trade and economic, investment, financial and technological cooperation.
In particular, Uzbekistan is interested in purchasing high technology, modern and reliable French equipment, while France is interested in intensification of cooperation in agriculture and tourism industry with Uzbekistan.
An intergovernmental agreement on air traffic, a cooperation agreement between Uzbekistan Railways and France’s ALSTOM, as well as a memorandum of intention on joint production of vaccines by France’s Sanofi and Uzbekistan’s Uzfarmsanoat were signed after the meeting.