Uzbek, Russian PMs to hold talks in late March
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Mar. 25
By Demir Azizov – Trend:
Prime ministers of Uzbekistan and Russia Abdulla Aripov and Dmitry Medvedev will mull economic cooperation between the two countries in Moscow Mar. 28, a representative of the Uzbek government told Trend.
The sides will discuss expansion of trade and economic cooperation, increasing supplies of marketable products, implementation of joint projects in energy, transportation and agriculture, as well as cooperation in the cultural and humanitarian spheres, according to the government representative.
It was noted that the PMs’ meeting will precede the state visit of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Russia, scheduled for early April.
Russia is one of Uzbekistan’s leading trading partners – about 20 percent of the Uzbek foreign trade turnover accounts for this country. The Uzbekistan-Russia trade turnover exceeded $4 billion in 2016. Russia invested more than $6 billion in the Uzbek economy.