PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN
August 9, 2017
PRESIDENT OF UZBEKISTAN RECEIVED THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BANK
On August 8, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Jin Liqun, who is in our country on a working visit.
The head of our state sincerely congratulated the guest on the successful start of the bank’s operation – a new international financial institution designed to promote formation of modern and reliable infrastructure in the Asian continent.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, established in 2015 with headquarters in Beijing is actively participating in financing 17 investment projects in various countries of the world.
In November of the last year, our country implemented domestic procedures within the framework of the adopted articles of the Agreement on establishment of the bank, becoming a full member of this international organization.
At the meeting, issues of developing mutually beneficial cooperation on implementation of promising projects in the Republic of Uzbekistan – on modernization of water management facilities, development of energy infrastructure, construction of modern automobile roads, electrification of railways, expansion of the capital metro network and others with a total cost of 2,7 billion dollars, were discussed.
Opportunities for cooperation in creating a mechanism of attracting private direct investment to the implementation of joint projects were emphasized.
President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Jin Liqun expressed his sincere gratitude to the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the warm welcome and support for the development of a mutually beneficial partnership. He emphasized the bank’s readiness for long-term and full-scale cooperation with Uzbekistan.