(MENAFN – Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 25th
By Klavdiya Romakayeva – Trends:
Italy expressed its commitment to comprehensively support Uzbekistan in the framework of Uzbekistan’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Trend report with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan.
The Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade Sardor Umurzakov, and the newly appointed Italian Ambassador to Uzbekistan Agostino Pinna discussed the main topics of the bilateral partnership in the fields of investment, trade, economy and culture, and humanity.
The parties noted the untapped potential in the field of investment cooperation, and in connection with that agreement was reached on the intensification of business contacts in the fields of oil and gas, energy and chemical industries, agriculture, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering, and interactions. to attract major Italian companies to carry out projects in Uzbekistan.
According to the information, Italy stressed its readiness to continue providing assistance to Uzbekistan in obtaining the status of a General System of Preferences (GSP +) recipient country, which will allow duty-free export of more than 6,000 items of commodities to Europe. Union (EU) countries, as well as the signing of the Partnership and Enhanced Cooperation Agreement (EPCA) with the EU.
In addition, proposals were voiced and further actions were identified to sign an agreement on cooperation between the Samarkand region in Uzbekistan and the Lombardy region in Italy for the further development of the partnership between the regions.
Furthermore, the parties agreed on a number of bilateral events planned, including the holding of the seventh meeting of the Uzbek-Italian Intergovernmental Working Group on trade, economy and industrial cooperation in Tashkent in the first half of 2021.
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