Sunday, 17, November, 2019

National

Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President Mr. Shixin Chen today delivered the keynote address at an international conference in Tashkent on the role of capital markets in accelerating Uzbekistan’s economic development. He highlighted how properly functioning capital markets can bolster private sector financing, help to deliver new infrastructure, and act as a buffer against economic shocks. 

On November 13, 2019, in Paris, the Deputy Foreign Minister Dilshod Akhatov met with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, François Delatre.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev yesterday hosted the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Kunio Mikuriya, who arrived in Uzbekistan to attend the Ministerial Conference of the Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation, the presidential press service said.

Prosecutor General of Uzbekistan, Nigmatilla Yuldashev hosted a delegation led by the Chief Military Prosecutor of the Russian Federation, Valery Petrov.

Tashkent will host the meeting of Central Asian foreign ministers on November 15, the Foreign Ministry said. The Foreign Ministers of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will review the preparations for the upcoming second Consultative Meeting of the Heads of Central Asian States in Tashkent. 

Uzbekistan’s recent opening up for foreign investment will spur a “healthy rivalry” in Central Asia, potentially boosting the economy of neighboring Kazakhstan, the International Monetary Fund said.

European-Uzbekistan Economic Cooperation Association (EUROUZ) opened in Brussels on Tuesday. According to the Association, the event was attended by Uzbekistan delegation headed by the Foreign Minister, Abdulaziz Kamilov and First Deputy Chairman of the Senate, Sodiq Safoev with senior executives of Shell, British Petroleum, Knorr-Bremse A.G. Representatives of several European companies such as McDermott, Picanol, TechnipFMC, APCO Worldwide, chambers of commerce and associations established between Uzbekistan and some EU countries ant others.

The State Customs Committee (SCC) of Uzbekistan proposed to Turkish colleagues to speed up the preparation of an intergovernmental treaty on creation of a simplified customs corridor, the SCC said.

The Foreign Ministry announced readiness to hold the next high-level European Union-Central Asia dialogue in Tashkent on political and security issues in 2020, the ministry said. This year, a meeting of this format was held in May in Brussels.

The second consultative meeting of the heads of Central Asian states is scheduled for November 27 and will be held in Tashkent, the first president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev said today.