2017 - The Year of Dialogue with the People and Human Interests
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INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN
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PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 198
October 9, 2017
THE STATE VISIT OF THE PRESIDENT OF KYRGYZSTAN TO UZBEKISTAN.. 1
Towards strengthening friendship, good-neighborliness and confidence. 1
Uzbekistan – Kyrgyzstan business forum.. 2
Uzbekistan: Issues of development of free economic zones and small industrial zones are discussed 3
Uzbekistan: Reforms in the sphere of education are giving their high results. 5
On telephone conversation of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the President of the Russian Federation. 6
Condolences of the President of Uzbekistan. 7
International cooperation.. 7
Uzbek-Russian military drills ended. 7
Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of republic of Uzbekistan.. 8
Uzbekistan: Deputies discuss amendments to some legislative acts. 8
Uzbekistan: Presentation of novel opportunities. 8
THE STATE VISIT OF THE PRESIDENT OF KYRGYZSTAN TO UZBEKISTAN
Towards strengthening friendship, good-neighborliness and confidence
On October 5-6, 2017, the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev paid a state visit to our country at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The main events within the framework of the state visit were held on October 5, at Kuksaroy residence.
After the ceremony of the official meeting, the heads of the two countries held negotiations in a narrow and in an expanded format. During the conversation, the prospects of further development of mutually beneficial cooperation were discussed, views were exchanged on regional and international issues of mutual interest.
Cooperation between our countries is consistently developing on the basis of the Treaty on eternal friendship between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Kyrgyz Republic, signed on December 24, 1996.
A new page has been opened in the development of cooperation between our countries over the past year. Particularly significant was the state visit of the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev on September 5-6 this year to the Kyrgyz Republic, which became a historic event in development of relations between the two countries. Documents related to the spheres of trade and economy, transport, energy, culture and issues of state borders that were signed within its framework, raised mutual ties to a new level.
The visit of the President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev to our country became a logical continuation of this historic event.
Due to the political will and efforts of the heads of the two states, cooperation between our countries and friendship between our people have strengthened. Visits of delegations are being conducted at the level of governments and regions, and this gives positive results.
Our countries support each other in the international arena. They also interact constructively within the framework of such international structures as the UN, the SCO, the CIS, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and others. Positions of the sides on issues of regional and international importance are same or close.
Our countries are interested in strengthening peace and security in the region. Attention at the meeting was paid to the need of further strengthening cooperation in the fight against international terrorism, religious extremism, illicit trafficking in narcotics, transnational organized crime and other challenges posing a threat to international security.
The importance of strengthening bilateral and regional cooperation on rational and integrated use of water and energy resources in Central Asia, taking into account the interests of all the states of the region, was emphasized. To this end, representatives of the two countries will conduct regular consultations for development of mutually acceptable long-term sustainable mechanisms for addressing the issues of joint and integrated use of water resources.
Issues of further development of political, trade-economic and interregional cooperation between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, strengthening cooperation in the spheres of energy, industry, agriculture and water resources, transport and communication, culture and others were discussed at the meeting. An important role of the Intergovernmental commission on bilateral cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Kyrgyz Republic was noted.
Manufacturers of Uzbekistan have recently taken part in the international exhibition held in Osh. Within the framework of the state visit of the President of Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan, an exhibition of industrial products and a business forum were held at Uzexpocentre.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Almazbek Atambayev got acquainted with the exhibition of industrial products of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Prospective agreements were reached at the business forum organized within the framework of the visit.
The sides reached an agreement on increasing the volume of trade and expansion of its nomenclature several times, while maintaining stable growth rates of mutual trade. To this end, activities will continue on establishing industrial cooperation, organizing joint ventures on production of agricultural and household appliances, automobiles, buses, construction materials, textile products and other goods. Mutual visits of businessmen of the two countries will be organized, joint business forums will be held. Participation of representatives of the two countries in international exhibitions and fairs, which will be held in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, is supported.
During the discussions, special attention was paid to issues of expansion of relations in the sphere of transport communications. It was noted that this will increase the economic and transit opportunities of the two countries, and the opening of new transport corridors that is of mutual interest for the sides, will bring additional revenue. Construction of the railway line Uzbekistan – Kyrgyzstan – China and the establishment of traffic on the route Andijan – Osh – Irkeshtam – Kashgar are of great importance in this.
There are also great opportunities in development of cooperation in cultural and humanitarian sphere. For this purpose, relations in the field of education, science and technology, direct contacts between educational and scientific institutions are developing. This creates conditions for the preparation of scientific and pedagogical personnel, exchange of researchers, specialists and students, as well as information on issues of qualifications and scientific degrees.
The achieved historical agreements on the state borders, simplification of cross-border interregional arrivals and departures on the initiative of the President of our country have further strengthened cultural and humanitarian ties. This will open wide opportunities for the development of tourism.
There are schools in Uzbekistan, where education is conducted in the Kyrgyz language, and in Kyrgyzstan – in Uzbek. A modern school is being built in Osh with the assistance of Uzbekistan.
As a result of negotiations at the highest level, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President Almazbek Atambayev signed the Declaration on strategic partnership, strengthening friendship, good-neighborliness and confidence between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Kyrgyz Republic.
More than 10 documents on cooperation between the regions, ministries and departments of the two countries have been signed in the presence of the heads of the states. A number of documents representing mutually beneficial interest were also prepared and adopted on the second day of the state visit.
Thereupon, the state visit of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev to our country ended. The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has seen off the distinguished guest at “Tashkent” international airport named after Islam Karimov.
Uzbekistan – Kyrgyzstan business forum
Uzbekistan – Kyrgyzstan business forum was held within the framework of the state visit of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev to our country, in Tashkent.
It was attended by representatives of ministries and companies of the two countries responsible for the spheres of trade, economy, tourism industry, electric power industry, construction, engineering, metallurgy, automotive industry, electrical, transport logistics, agriculture, food, textile and light industry.
Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan A.Ikramov, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kyrgyzstan M.Sharshekeyev and others noted that people of the two countries with a commonality of religion, language and culture are strengthening the mutual relations of good-neighborliness, trade and economic cooperation in a new, high spirit. It was emphasized that the ratification of the Agreement between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Kyrgyz Republic on Uzbek – Kyrgyz State border plays a special role in maintaining the national interests of our countries and is an important step towards further long-term cooperation.
Over the past period of this year, the trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan increased by 60 percent and amounted to 170 million dollars. There are 54 enterprises with participation of Kyrgyz capital in Uzbekistan. In turn, there are 49 enterprises established by entrepreneurs of Uzbekistan in Kyrgyzstan.
More than 500 heads of state and public organizations of the two countries, representatives of companies took part in the forum. Agreements have been reached on development of relations in the spheres of trade, investment, energy, tourism, establishment of new joint ventures, cooperation in the spheres of engineering, construction, and production of agricultural machinery. In particular, 17 documents on cooperation in the field of automotive industry, maintenance, construction, production of agricultural and household appliances were signed at the business forum.
Contracts totaling more than 200 million dollars were signed at the forum. Issues of bringing the volume of trade to 500 million dollars in the future, establishment of joint ventures were discussed.
Within the framework of the event, B2B meetings were held with participation of entrepreneurs, where agreements had been reached in the spheres of tourism, food, information technologies, and light industry.
Uzbekistan: Issues of development of free economic zones and small industrial zones are discussed
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting devoted to the analysis of the effectiveness of activities on development of free economic and small industrial zones established in the country.
The meeting was attended by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan, his deputies, state advisers to the President, heads of relevant ministries, departments and business entities.
The Strategy of actions on five priority areas of development of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021 outlines a number of tasks on strengthening macroeconomic stability, actively attracting investment in the economy and regions, especially foreign ones, creation of favorable conditions for development of private entrepreneurship on the basis of privatized state facilities, socio-economic development of districts and cities. Important in this direction is the ongoing activity on improving the efficiency of free economic zones, technoparks and small industrial zones, creation of new ones.
In accordance with the decree of the Head of our state on additional measures of activating and expanding free economic zones of October 26, 2016, even more favorable conditions have been created for this work.
Currently, there are 14 free economic zones in the country. 62 projects worth 486 million dollars are realized in “Navoi”, “Angren”, “Jizzakh”, “Urgut”, “Gijduvan”, “Kokand” and “Khazarasp” FEZ, more than 4,6 thousand workplaces are created.
At the meeting, the unsatisfactory state of activities on establishment of new and improving the effectiveness of the existing FEZ, the need in this regard for simplifying organizational procedures, increasing the attraction of investors and entrepreneurs was noted.
On behalf of the President of our country, a separate credit line in foreign currency was opened at the expense of the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan in the amount of 100 million dollars for accelerating the implementation of investment projects in free economic zones, acquisition of imported high-tech equipment.
Active work is being also carried out on development of 7 new free economic zones specialized in pharmaceutics: “Nukus-pharm”, “Zomin-pharm”, “Kosonsoy-pharm”, “Sirdaryo-pharm”, “Boysun-pharm”, “Bustonlik-pharm” and “Parkent-pharm”.
President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev during his visit to the districts of Tashkent, the Republic of Karakalpakstan and the regions examined the buildings and structures that had been empty for many years and gave instructions on effectively using these facilities, organizing new enterprises, establishment of small industrial zones on their basis. As a result, the number of small industrial zones in our country reached 96.
By now, 1021 projects worth 535 billion sums (currency rates of CB RU from 03.10.2017, 1$= 8060.80 soums) have been implemented in these territories. As a result of involvement of new enterprises, more than 9,6 thousand workplaces were created. Within the framework of projects, products of light, chemical, food industry, electrical engineering, modern construction materials, furniture and other products are in demand not only in the domestic market, but also in the foreign market.
In addition, it is planned to create 11 thousand new workplaces as a result of implementation of 248 projects.
During the meeting, special attention was paid to the role of small industrial zones that are being established in attracting investments, organizing new workplaces and, on this basis, improving the well-being of the population.
President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev criticized activities of the heads of relevant ministries, departments and business entities, noted the lack of initiative and organization of activities on development of free economic zones and small industrial zones.
In particular, it remains a complex and often formal procedure for reviewing and approving projects by authorized ministries and departments. The facts of bureaucratism are still being observed when solving the issues of allocating land for participants of free economic zones.
Activities on attraction of foreign investments in creating new industries in the newly created “Urgut”, “Kokand”, “Gijduvan” and “Khazarasp” FEZ, as well as in all pharmaceutical free economic zones does not meet due requirements. There are problems in stable and timely maintenance of free economic and small industrial zones with electricity, natural gas, water, in general engineering communication networks.
The Head of our state instructed to develop a set of measures on eliminating shortcomings in free economic and small industrial zones, creating more opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs.
The need was emphasized, first of all, for revising the normative-legal framework for the development of activities of these zones, bringing it in line with modern requirements, creating an open and understandable mechanism for all.
Special attention was also paid to the issue of simplifying the procedure for allocating land plots and vacant buildings. In particular, projects to be implemented in free economic zones will be considered by the Administrative Council under the Cabinet of Ministers. So far, this council has included 17 ministries and departments. According to the instruction of the President of our country, their number has been reduced to 4.
The criteria for selection of investment projects for placement in economic zones will be reviewed, additional measures will be taken on improvement of lending conditions for participants of free economic zones and providing engineering communications.
In this regard, at the meeting, instructions were given on adoption of effective measures aimed at timely provision of enterprises located in free economic and small industrial zones with all necessary engineering and communication networks and infrastructure.
Uzbekistan: Reforms in the sphere of education are giving their high results
President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting on issues of reforming the sphere of education, further development of the professional education system and improving testing examinations for admission to universities in the baccalaureate.
The meeting was attended by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan, heads of relevant ministries and departments.
The issue of development of the education and upbringing system has been raised to the level of the state policy in our country, from the first years of independence, a huge work is being implemented on educating the younger generation to modern knowledge and professions in accordance with world standards, the formation of physically healthy and spiritually mature personalities, promoting the realization of their talents and potential, educating youth in the spirit of love and devotion to the Motherland.
In the Decree of the President of our country “On the Strategy of actions for further development of the Republic of Uzbekistan” of February 7, 2017, a number of tasks have been defined for the development of the social sphere, in particular, the sphere of education and science.
The document provides for strengthening the material and technical base of educational institutions, building new ones, carrying out reconstruction and capital repairs of existing buildings, equipping them with modern educational and laboratory equipment, computers, educational and methodical aids.
A program for the radical improvement of the system of higher education in 2017-2021 will be developed, work will be carried out on further improvement of the curricula, gradually increasing independence of higher education institutions by expanding their powers in using additional sources of funding and providing paid services.
Over the past year, about seventy relevant resolutions, decrees and orders of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Cabinet of Ministers were adopted, which marked the beginning of a new stage in the radical reform of the education system.
For the first time this year, students are admitted to the 10th grade of the secondary special education system. This was carried out in parallel with the process of admission to academic lyceums and professional colleges. At the same time, the wishes and opinions of parents and students were mainly taken into account.
The President of our country particularly noted the need to take into account the views of parents and students in further improving activities carried out in the sphere, organizing such events as Doors Open Days, holding meetings.
In 2016/2017 academic year, over 466 thousand students graduated from general education schools, of which more than 170 thousand were enrolled in professional colleges. 288 thousand schoolchildren, that is, more than 60 percent, are continuing their education in 10th grades.
At the meeting, during the discussion of reforms held in the sphere, special attention was also paid to issues of mastering by youth of professions, educating students in the spirit of patriotism.
At the same time, great importance is attached to the study of the rich heritage of our great ancestors by the youth, educating the younger generation as their worthy successors, mature personalities.
The organization of a specialized school on in-depth study of disciplines in the area of information and communication technologies named after Muhammad al-Khorazmiy became also the first step towards implementing this task.
Establishment of this school will create the basis for preparation of highly qualified personnel from the school age, formation of specialists in the sphere corresponding to modern requirements and standards.
The resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On establishment of the state specialized general educational boarding school named after Mirzo Ulugbek and the park of Astronomy and aeronautics” was also adopted.
In accordance with this resolution, the specialized state general educational boarding school named after Mirzo Ulugbek will be organized at the Institute of astronomy for in-depth study of mathematics, astronomy, physics and informatics.
One of the tasks set before the school is formation of a base of highly qualified teachers. It is especially noted that the creation of such specialized schools will serve to educate youth in the spirit of patriotism and love for the Motherland.
At the meeting, the issue of professional guidance for students of the 8th and 9th grades, taking into account the opportunities and potential of the regions, was also considered. This will open up new opportunities for students in mastering professions in the next stage of education. From now on, graduates of general educational schools will be trained in about fifty professions. The organization of modern equipped training and production centers is planned on the basis of professional colleges and general educational schools. In addition, a number of professional colleges are attached to relevant ministries and departments, enterprises and organizations.
Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on measures of further improving the activities of secondary special, professional education institutions of March 14, 2017, serves as a guide to action.
This will help to increase the role of these institutions in training personnel and creating guaranteed workplaces.
In this connection, the President of our country instructed the heads of the sphere to visit places, to study the real needs of each region in specific specialists.
At the meeting, measures aimed at improving the educational process in higher educational institutions, training youth on the basis of modern requirements were discussed, which is one of the relevant issues on the agenda. At the same time, it is important to ensure the openness and transparency of testing examinations when entering universities.
The Head of our state also gave instructions on development of proposals for improving testing examinations for admission to higher education institutions in the baccalaureate, introducing relevant advanced experience of developed foreign countries, ensuring transparency of testing examinations.
At the meeting it was noted that the interest of youth in obtaining higher education is growing, but the existing system of testing examinations is outdated and does not meet modern requirements.
The Head of our state gave corresponding instructions to officials on issues of improving the education system, providing with qualitative educational literature, educating youth in the spirit of patriotism.
On telephone conversation of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the President of the Russian Federation
On October 7, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a telephone conversation with the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
The Head of our state, at the beginning of the conversation, cordially congratulated the President of the Russian Federation on his birthday, emphasizing the role and great personal contribution of the Russian leader in developing and deepening strategic partnership and alliance, expanding multilateral and mutually beneficial cooperation between our countries.
It was noted with deep satisfaction that a fruitful state visit to Russia in April this year and the high-level meetings strengthened bilateral relations, filling them with concrete practical content.
Noticeable intensification of contacts is being observed: in recent months First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, co-chairman of the joint Intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation I. Shuvalov, Secretary of the Security Council N. Patrushev, Minister of Agriculture A. Tkachev, Minister of Industry and Trade D. Manturov, the Head of Tatarstan R. Minnikhanov and others visited Uzbekistan. A number of mutual visits at various levels are planned.
The volume of mutual trade is growing dynamically – the trade turnover exceeded 3 billion dollars from the beginning of the year.
Major investment projects are being implemented in the oil and gas, petrochemical, metallurgy, mechanical engineering, electrical industry, pharmaceuticals, agro-industrial complex, food and other industries with participation of the leading Russian companies and banks.
Practical cooperation between the regions and at the level of business community of the two countries has been intensified. Cultural and humanitarian exchange is expanding.
It was noted that the recent visit of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to Uzbekistan served to strengthening of friendship and mutual understanding between our people.
During the conversation, issues of further expansion of bilateral practical cooperation were discussed. An exchange of views on relevant aspects of international and regional policy was also held.
In conclusion, the President of Uzbekistan once again warmly congratulated the President of Russia and wished him good health, wellbeing and success, and to the friendly people of Russia – peace and prosperity.
The Head of Russia expressed his sincere gratitude to the President and people of Uzbekistan for cordial congratulations, emphasizing the resolute attitude to further strengthening of bilateral strategic partnership and alliance.
Condolences of the President of Uzbekistan
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed his condolences to the President of Tajikistan in connection with the death of Nuriddin Rahmon, the elder brother of Tajikistan’s leader.
In the message, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev addressed to the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon noted: “With a deep sorrow, I received the news about the premature death of your elder brother Nuriddin Rahmon”.
The head of Uzbekistan expressed sincere condolences to the President of Tajikistan in connection with the terrible loss.
Uzbek-Russian military drills ended
Tactical and special exercises of troops of the Defense Ministries of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation ended at the Forish mountain training field in Jizzakh region.
In the course of the exercises, the servicemen of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation conducted an anti-terrorist operation to destroy illegal armed formations in hard-to-reach mountain areas.
According to the intelligence received, in the course of the planned actions, the bases for material support, equipment and live forces of the conventional enemy were completely destroyed, hostages were released.
During the exercises, appropriate methods were developed to conduct exploratory work in the areas where illegal armed formations were deployed, to damage and eliminate their material provision, weapons and military equipment, to free hostages and total destruction of conditional saboteurs.
Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of republic of Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan: Deputies discuss amendments to some legislative acts
The Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan considered in the first reading a draft law “On amendments and additions to certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, which stipulates introduction of amendments and additions to the Criminal Code and the Civil Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Combating human trafficking” indicates that victims of human trafficking are exempt from civil, administrative and criminal liability for acts committed under duress or threat, in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan. But, in the current legislation there are no legal mechanisms for implementing this norm.
The draft law was developed by the Prosecutor General’s Office in accordance with the decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On measures to further improve the system of crime prevention and combating crime” from 14 March 2017 and addresses the gap.
MPs noted that the document is important to guarantee and protect human rights.
Uzbekistan: Presentation of novel opportunities
The 12th international exhibition of power equipment and electrical devices, UzEnergyExpo-2017, has taken place in Tashkent along with the 7th international exhibition of heating and ventilation, water supply, furniture and design, UzStroyExpo-2017.
In the work of exhibitions, the more than 60 companies from Belarus, Germany, Kazakhstan, China, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine participated in the event alongside Uzbek manufacturers.
Energy and construction industry are one of the most dynamically developing sectors of the economy of Uzbekistan. Effective measures are being taken in our country to modernize them, new opportunities and benefits are offered to local producers focused on the production of import-substituting construction and energy equipment and components.
At UzEnergyExpo-2017, low- and high-voltage equipment, cables, insulators, transformers, wiring devices, illuminators, light measuring equipment, protective equipment, monitoring and maintenance systems were presented.
A number of exhibition stands were devoted to renewable energy sources. On one of them were presented solar water heating systems produced at the joint Uzbek-Chinese company Quyosh Issiqlik Energiyasi in the FEZ Jizzakh.
“In the production of our solar installations, we use advanced technologies that allow us to generate heat not only in the sunny weather, but also in cloudy weather,” noted the commercial director of the enterprise Alexey Ten. “The production capacity of our plant provides for the production of up to 800 solar collectors per month, each of which undergoes strict quality control. At present, we take part in the implementation of most of the projects of Uzbekenergo JSC related to the use of renewable energy sources.”
At the stands of the construction exhibition UzStroyExpo-2017, domestic and foreign companies offered special lined construction equipment, heating equipment, scaffolding, reinforced concrete products, paving stones, metal structures, pipelines and other products. The scope of creative work is growing in the republic, the demand for modern building materials, including domestic ones, is growing, and the exhibition has demonstrated the expansion of their production.
In our country there are more than 6 thousand enterprises that produce construction materials. One of them is the joint Uzbek-British enterprise Bektemir metal konstruksiyalari.
“Our plant is the first in Uzbekistan equipped with equipment and technologies for submerged hot-dip galvanizing of metals,” says production director Sanjar Nosimov. - The shops installed modern equipment from Germany, Italy, the Republic of Korea and China. To date, production capacity allows the production of 65 thousand tons of products per year, including 10 thousand tons of road barriers of barrier type and 10 thousand tons of metal supports. The next stage of our work is to obtain international certificates required for export activities.
Compared with last year’s exhibition, the number of participants in the construction, finishing, facade, materials and ceramics sections increased. Among the range of products presented here, new building materials have also appeared. Its insulating materials are demonstrated by the Uzbek-Chinese enterprise Ecover.
“Modern technologies allow making warming building materials absolutely hypoallergenic, which has a beneficial effect on people’s health,” says Bobur Rakhimov, export manager of the joint venture. - Our insulation materials are manufactured on the basis of the latest technology, so they keep the heat well, do not rot and do not deform under the influence of humidity or temperature, prevent the growth of fungi. Thanks to the privileges and preferences granted by the state, this year alone we produced about 6 thousand tons of insulation materials, a significant part of which was exported to Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan. Now we plan to master the markets of Azerbaijan and Afghanistan.
The past exhibitions contributed to the expansion of cooperation of domestic manufacturers with foreign partners, allowed them to exchange experiences and ideas, get acquainted with the latest technologies and developments in the field of energy and construction.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)