The President of Uzbekistan proposed new directions for the development of a full-scale partnership with the UAE
On June 10, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received a delegation from the United Arab Emirates headed by the Minister for Government Affairs Muhammad bin Abdullah al-Gergawi, Trend reports citing Uzdaily.
Topical issues of further development of the Uzbek-Emirati multifaceted cooperation and filling it with new practical content were considered.
Minister Muhammad al-Gergawiy conveyed the sincere greetings and best wishes of the President of the Emirates Sheikh Muhammad al-Nahyan and the Prime Minister of the country, Emir of Dubai Sheikh Muhammad al-Maktoum to the head of our state.
It was emphasized that the Government of the United Arab Emirates fully supports the program of large-scale reforms and transformations being implemented in New Uzbekistan, and is ready to provide the necessary assistance in ensuring its effective implementation.
It should be noted that in recent years there has been a dynamic development of Uzbek-Emirati relations. The indicators of trade turnover and investments are increasing. Thus, only since the beginning of this year, the volume of mutual trade has doubled, 45 new joint ventures have been created in our country.
On the basis of an effective system of coordination and promotion of economic cooperation, 17 major projects are being implemented with an investment of about $ 3 billion with the participation of leading companies and organizations of the Emirates.
In partnership with Mubadala, a project is underway to expand the capacity of the Talimarjan thermal power plant, and with Masdar, the construction of wind and solar power plants in the regions of the country.
The development of the activities of the multimodal hub and the Navoi economic zone, as well as the modernization of the customs administration system are being worked out with the leading company DP World.
In addition, a number of major projects are being implemented in the field of agriculture, healthcare, logistics, digitalization and other areas.
During the talks, the practical results of cooperation in the field of improving the efficiency of public administration, as well as within the framework of the One Million Programmers program and the activities of the Accelerator for Social and Economic Reforms, were noted with deep satisfaction.
Interaction in the field of innovation and artificial intelligence, deepening the dialogue on reforming key industries and further improving public administration, and training modern personnel were identified as new areas of long-term partnership.
An agreement was reached on the adoption of a joint road map for the full-scale implementation of the decisions made and the initiatives put forward at the meeting.