The Uzbekistan-Japan business forum was held in Tokyo yesterday, ahead of the visit of the President Shanvkat Mirziyoyev to Japan. Executives of more than 500 Japanese companies and organizations attended the event, the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade said in a statement.
The forum program included a plenary session and several breakout sessions, as a result of which, investment and trade deals were signed in the fields of energy, mining and petrochemicals, automotive, engineering, light industry, horticulture, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and infrastructure construction, the statement said.
A memorandum on economic and industrial cooperation was signed between the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan and the Trade Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.
The Ministry of Housing and Public Utilities and the Institute of Energy Economics of Japan will jointly develop a program for development of heat supply system and Uzbekistan’s general development plan.
Geological surveys will be carried out jointly with the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals Corporation (JOGMEC) in the Navoi province and Overseas Medical Equipment Technical Assistants (OMETA) intends to create a Japanese-Uzbek medical information center in Tashkent.
Uzavtosanoat signed investment agreement with Isuzu Motors and Itochu Corporation.
Uzbekistan banks signed a number of loan deals with MUFG Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking to finance small and medium enterprises business projects.
Also other agreements and contracts are scheduled to be signed during the visit of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Japan on December 16-20.