The Ambassador of Uzbekistan discussed with the leadership of Odessa region and the city of Odessa issues of enhancing cooperation between the two countries at the interregional level
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Ambassador of Uzbekistan Alisher Kurmanov visited Odessa region in order to further expand cooperation with the regions of Ukraine, Dunyo news agency reported.
The rich program of the regional trip included meetings and negotiations with the leadership of the Odessa region, the city of Odessa, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the region, as well as a number of industrial enterprises and companies.
During the talks with the head of the regional state administration Sergei Grinevetskiy, issues of deepening mutually beneficial ties in such areas as foreign trade, agriculture, textile industry, logistics and tourism were discussed. A special place in the course of the exchange of views was occupied by the development of relations at the level of public diplomacy.
“We are interested in establishing mutually beneficial ties, we have relevant experience and are always ready to cooperate with Uzbekistan in all spheres and directions,” said Sergei Grinevetskiy.
To give a substantive character to the discussed issues, the parties agreed to form in the near future a detailed "road map" for the phased implementation of the outlined tasks.
During a meeting with the Mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov, the need to find new formats for expanding bilateral cooperation was stated, including through the establishment of twinning relations with one of the cities of Uzbekistan, as well as the implementation of a cooperation program aimed at saturating interaction with specific measures in trade, economic and cultural and humanitarian spheres and the IT sector.
According to the president of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sergei Shuvalov, despite the challenges associated with the pandemic, Uzbekistan and Ukraine have great potential for increasing export opportunities. “Uzbekistan should be considered not only as a sales market, but also as an object for Ukrainian investments and an opportunity to introduce the latest Ukrainian technologies,” he said.
During the visit to OJSC "Odessa cable plant", as well as PJSC "Odessa cannery", issues of industrial cooperation and export of products of enterprises of the two countries were discussed.
Summing up the results of the visit, the parties came to the conclusion about the need for further development of trade and economic contacts, the visit of a delegation of representatives of the regional administration and business circles of the Odessa region to Uzbekistan, during which important interregional cooperation agreements can be signed.