New EU Central Asia strategy discussed by international experts
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan Dilyor Hyakimov attended a meeting of the Berlin Eurasian Club, Dunyo reported.
The topic of the meeting, “The New EU Strategy for Central Asia - Strengthening Regional Cooperation”, brought together representatives of diplomatic, socio-political and analytical circles, as well as members of the European Commission to discuss.
Speaking at the meeting, the Ambassador of Uzbekistan noted that, thanks to the regional strategy of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the country's open and constructive policy contributed to the transformation of Central Asia into an attractive region for other parts of the world. The efforts undertaken have significantly increased the interest of key states of the world in establishing a closer political dialogue with the republic. The updated EU Strategy for Central Asia is fully consistent with the Action Strategy for the five priority areas for 2017 - 2021.
EU Special Representative for Central Asia Peter Burian said that the region has undergone significant changes in recent years, which "brought it closer to Europe." “Central Asia, due to positive events -“ new winds ”in the region today occupies an important place on the EU agenda,” the diplomat emphasized. “The EU is very interested in enhancing its participation in Central Asia so that the region develops as a peaceful, sustainable, prosperous and more closely interconnected economic and political space.”
In an interview with Dunyo, the president of the Schneider group, Ulf Schneider, announced that in 2018 a representative office of the company was opened in Uzbekistan, which will assist the Uzbek side in attracting foreign investors.
“We see Uzbekistan as a rising star in Central Asia,” he said. - German business very well understands the mentality of Uzbek entrepreneurs. There is great proximity in the approaches of Uzbekistan and Germany to the implementation of work. Uzbekistan is not only a market with a population of 30 million, but also an interesting country in terms of establishing production. In this regard, the development of small and medium-sized businesses is important. We are glad to cooperate in this direction.