PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN
March 17, 2017
PRESIDENT SHAVKAT MIRZIYOYEV RECEIVES EBRD PRESIDENT
On 16 March President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Suma Chakrabarti, who is on a visit to our country.
The Head of state, welcoming the guest, particularly underlined the significance of developing a mutually beneficial and long-term cooperation between Uzbekistan and the EBRD.
Prospective programs and projects in the sphere of supporting small business and entrepreneurship, banking and finance sector, infrastructure modernization, primarily in rural areas, as well as creating modern manufacturing facilities in an agro-industrial complex, chemical and petrochemical industry, metallurgy, electronics and other spheres were marked as priority spheres of colloboration.
It should be highlighted, that for the past period of our cooperation 54 projects with the EBRD commitment for over 500 million US dollars have been implemented in different sectors of the Uzbekistan’s economy.
A particular attention was attached during the talks to developing a joint Cooperation program for the future as well as conducting joint events on a comprehensive support and sustenance to small business projects.
EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti expressed a sincere gratitude to President Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the warm welcome and support in developing bilateral relations, as well as the willingness to strengthen a long-term and full-scale cooperation with Uzbekistan.
In accordance with the program of the visit to Uzbekistan, the EBRD President held negotiations at the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Cabinet of Ministers, ministries and agencies. Following the meetings, the Memorandum of cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the EBRD and the Agreement on implementing technical assistance project in an environmental sphere were signed.