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Practical proposals for development of trade relations in the SCO space are forwarded

10.06.2018

On June 10, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev participated in the negotiations of the SCO Summit in an expanded format.

As reported by the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, along with member states, they were attended by the heads of delegations of countries with the status of observers and international organizations.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev forwarded important initiatives on improvement of activities of the SCO, development of trade and transport relations, and strengthening security.

“Since the beginning of this year, the volume of trade between Uzbekistan and the SCO states, observers and partners has grown by more than a third. And this is not the limit of our capabilities.

In our opinion, it is important to simplify the procedures for export-import operations in order to ensure further growth in trade turnover.

We also support the formation of agro-industrial clusters based on the principles of public-private partnership and expansion of “green corridors” network in supply of agricultural products”, said the President of Uzbekistan.

The need for effectively using the transport and transit potential of the SCO space, relevance of implementing interregional transport projects within the framework of “One Belt, One Road” initiative was noted.

It was emphasized that Uzbekistan supports the construction of Mazar-i-Sharif – Herat, China – Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan railway lines, as well as development of trans-regional corridors of Central Asia – Persian Gulf, North – South and East – West.

The President of Uzbekistan expressed his proposals on the issues of joint implementation of innovative programs and projects in the fields of high technologies, digital economy, alternative energy and modern medicine.

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