European Union to allocate 25 million euro worth projects in Uzbekistan

European Union to allocate 25 million euro worth projects in Uzbekistan

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The government delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan headed by Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov paid a working visit to Brussels on November 21-23.

The delegation also included the heads of the ministries of justice, foreign trade and the State Investment Committee.

The Uzbek delegation took part in the 14th meeting of the Cooperation Council «Uzbekistan – European Union», the next interregional meeting «European Union – Central Asia», held bilateral talks with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the EU Presidency of Austria Karin Kneisel, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium Didier Reynders.

During their stay in Brussels, the delegation also held other working meetings.

The parties agreed to start intensive work on the preparation and holding of the Uzbek-European summit in Brussels in 2019 and the official visit of the head of Uzbekistan to Belgium, which should open fundamentally new chapters in the history of our relations.

The European Union also confirmed its readiness to assist Uzbekistan in obtaining unilateral tariff preferences within the framework of the» General system of preferences plus», which will facilitate duty-free entry of more than 6,200 types of Uzbek goods into the European market.

The parties agreed to intensify cooperation in the field of education and training, considered the prospects of increasing the network of branches of leading European universities in Uzbekistan to train specialists in the areas in demand today.

The visit of the Uzbek delegation also saw the signing of agreements on the financing of joint projects on «Development of the livestock sector», «Improvement of the quality of public services provided by the justice authorities in the regions of the Republic» with a total budget of 25 million euros.