On September 20, Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with the president of the World Bank Group Ajay Banga in New York. The parties discussed increasing the bank’s expert and technical assistance in the privatization and effective governance, financing and attracting investment, including on the basis of public-private partnerships, in projects on decarbonization, alternative energy, infrastructure and communications, water supply and support for other strategic initiatives.
Mirziyoyev and Banga agreed on the participation of the World Bank Advisory Council from among the world's leading business leaders in developing measures to increase the flow of direct investment into Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan is now one of the bank’s largest beneficiary partners, and the portfolio of joint projects has grown more than fivefold over the past six years.
The current cooperation program until 2026 provides for the implementation of projects worth $4 billion.
On the same day, Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with Acting Prime Minister of Pakistan Anwar ul-Haq Kakar.
The parties exchanged views on the ways to ensure regional security, including in the context of the development of the situation in Afghanistan, and also emphasized the importance of joint efforts in the practical advancement of the Trans-Afghan Railway construction project.