The Turkmen-Uzbek economic forum was held in Tashkent today. The venue was the capital's innovative technopark “Yashnabad” - a huge modern complex where innovative projects are carried out, scientific developments and research are carried out in various fields.
According to the State News Agency of Turkmenistan, the Turkmen-Uzbek economic forum has become a business prologue to the bilateral summit talks scheduled for tomorrow.
During the forum, the members of the Turkmen delegation were shown the cars and agricultural machinery produced in Uzbekistan, which have already proven themselves in the soil and climatic conditions of Turkmenistan, exhibited in the open air at the site.
Inside the building, a wide range of products of Uzbek manufacturers were also presented, which are in great consumer demand in the country and abroad.
Recall that the goods of well-known Uzbek brands were also exhibited at the recent International Exhibition of National Products of Central Asian Countries, held in early August this year in Turkmenistan, in the Avaza National Tourist Zone, within the framework of the Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of the Central Asian region.
All this clearly testifies to the mutual interest of the parties in building up trade and economic cooperation, which is an essential condition for the progress and prosperity of each of the countries.
As the participants of the economic forum emphasized, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan pay great attention to the activation of a multifaceted partnership, initially built on a long-term basis and fully meeting the key goals of large-scale socio-economic reforms carried out by the leaders of the two countries.
Survey reports presented by the heads of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry, key ministries and departments, as well as business circles of the two countries, reflected the essence of the successfully implemented programs for the socio-economic development of neighboring countries, which are rapidly integrating into the global system of world economic relations.
As noted, the large-scale transformations carried out today, rich natural resources and the huge economic and export potential of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan open up great prospects for expanding the range of interaction in various areas, in particular, in the fuel, energy and transport and communication sectors, industry, chemical industry, electricity, agriculture, healthcare, etc.
The Uzbek side was shown special videos about the successes and achievements of the basic sectors of the Turkmen economy.
Changing slides “told” about the progress of the unprecedented scale of modernization and diversification of the development of all sectors of the economy, as well as projects successfully implemented within the framework of the “Program of the President of Turkmenistan for the socio-economic development of the country for 2019-2025” - the construction of new villages and cities, large industrial enterprises equipped with advanced technologies, numerous objects of social, cultural and infrastructural purposes.
The Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan was also widely represented. Today, members of the UIET are actively involved in the implementation of large-scale urban development projects, applying advanced developments in practice. An example of this is the ongoing construction of new facilities for various purposes in Ashgabat, which is steadily expanding its borders, as well as in the “Avaza” National Tourist Zone and other regions of the country, whose integral component is high innovative technologies and know-how.
Within the framework of the forum, members of the delegations of both countries outlined a number of concrete steps to diversify cooperation in the most promising areas. As it was emphasized, the key vector of joint work was and remains the establishment of direct ties between the business circles of the two countries, the expansion and deepening of industrial cooperation, the creation of joint ventures, as well as an active exchange of experience in the use of the latest technological developments and the creation of an innovative economy, which should be directly facilitated by regular the basis of business forums, economic exhibitions, business meetings and negotiations.
The signing of 13 bilateral documents, including for the implementation of export and import operations for a total amount of about 13.5 million US dollars, has become a confirmation of the constant adherence of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to the centuries-old ties of friendship and good-neighborliness, mutual interest in the steady expansion and deepening of the established mutually beneficial cooperation.
Participants of the Turkmen-Uzbek Economic Forum expressed confidence that all the agreements reached would give a new impetus to the development of a multifaceted dialogue in the interests of both states and their fraternal peoples.
At the end of the forum, a number of bilateral meetings were held with the participation of heads of individual ministries and departments, representatives of state and private structures.