Uzbek President puts forward new initiatives at SCO summit

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By Sarkaritel June 10, 2018 16:04


President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev speaking at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Qingdao (China) put forward important initiatives to improve the activities of the SCO, develop trade and transport links and strengthen 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,” said President Mirziyoyev.

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

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

The President of Uzbekistan also stressed the need to effectively use the transport and transit potential of the SCO space, the urgency of implementing interregional transport projects within the framework of the OBOR.

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

The President of Uzbekistan expressed proposed to jointly implement innovative programs and projects in the fields of high technology, digital economy, alternative energy and modern medicine.

It should be noted that at the proposal of the President of Uzbekistan the SCO summit adopted Joint Appeal by the Heads of State of the SCO to Youth. This initiative was first announced by the Uzbek President in 2017.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel June 10, 2018 16:04