From Pro­pos­als to Ac­tion

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Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Uzbek­istan Shavkat Mirziy­oyev has re­ceived the Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Tatarstan (Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion) Rus­tam Min­nikhanov, who ar­rived in our coun­try to de­velop in­ter­re­gional co­op­er­a­tion.

Tatarstan is one of the most eco­nom­i­cally de­vel­oped re­gions of Rus­sia. It has rich nat­u­ral re­sources, a pow­er­ful and di­ver­si­fied in­dus­try, high in­tel­lec­tual po­ten­tial and a skilled work­force. Us­ing 2.2% of Rus­sian farm­land, Tatarstan pro­duces about 5% of the coun­try’s agri­cul­tural out­put.

In the struc­ture of the gross re­gional prod­uct of Tatarstan, the share of in­dus­try is 44.1%, con­struc­tion is 8.6%, transport and com­mu­ni­ca­tions - 7.7%, agri­cul­ture - 7.1%.

The net­work of technoparks is ac­tively de­vel­op­ing in the Repub­lic of Tatarstan. CJSC “In­no­va­tion and pro­duc­tion technopark “Idea””, in­dus­trial site of KIP “Mas­ter”, an IT park, tech­nop­o­lis “Khim­grad” have been suc­cess­fully func­tion­ing in Tatarstan.

Wel­com­ing the guest, the head of our state em­pha­sized the in­ten­si­fi­ca­tion of co­op­er­a­tion with Tatarstan and other en­ti­ties of Rus­sia within the frame­work of the agree­ments at the high­est level and the In­ter­gov­ern­men­tal agree­ment on co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the re­gions of the two coun­tries, signed dur­ing the visit of the Pres­i­dent of Uzbek­istan to the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion in early April this year.

It was em­pha­sized that the ex­ist­ing huge in­dus­trial po­ten­tial, tra­di­tion­ally close re­la­tions and cen­turies-old cul­tural and his­tor­i­cal ties form a re­li­able foun­da­tion for a rad­i­cal ex­pan­sion of bi­lat­eral mul­ti­fac­eted part­ner­ship.

At the meet­ing, is­sues of fur­ther devel­op­ment of prac­ti­cal co­op­er­a­tion and fill­ing it with con­crete con­tent were dis­cussed in de­tail.

Par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion was paid to the ef­fec­tive use of broad op­por­tu­ni­ties for in­creas­ing the trade turnover, im­ple­men­ta­tion of in­vest­ment projects in the oil and gas, petro­chem­i­cal and chem­i­cal in­dus­tries, au­to­mo­tive and me­chan­i­cal engi­neer­ing, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, agri­cul­ture, sphere of in­for­ma­tion tech­nolo­gies and other areas.

The im­por­tance of in­ten­si­fi­ca­tion of con­tacts and im­ple­men­ta­tion of joint pro­grams in the sphere of ed­u­ca­tion, sci­ence, health­care, cul­tural and hu­man­i­tar­ian ex­change and tourism was noted.

Pres­i­dent of Tatarstan Rus­tam Min­nikhanov ex­pressed sin­cere grat­i­tude to the head of our state Shavkat Mirziy­oyev for the warm wel­come and con­firmed his readi­ness to ex­pand and deepen the mul­ti­fac­eted co­op­er­a­tion with the Repub­lic of Uzbek­istan.

Trade, health­care, tourism and in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy are now legally en­vis­aged areas of co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Uzbek and Tatar busi­ness cir­cles.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of about 50 econ­omy-form­ing en­ter­prises of Tatarstan ar­rived in Uzbek­istan to con­duct a di­rect di­a­logue with Uzbek busi­ness cir­cles.

Busi­ness­peo­ple, as al­ways, were not as talk­a­tive and im­me­di­ately switched from words to deeds. Deputy Prime Min­is­ter of Uzbek­istan Gu­lomjon Ibrag­i­mov an­nounced plans to in­crease the vol­ume of trade with Tatarstan by 2-3 times. To this end, he said, it is nec­es­sary to pay at­ten­tion to such pri­or­ity areas as elec­trotech­ni­cal, chem­i­cal and petro­chem­i­cal, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal, food, tex­tile, leather and footwear in­dus­try, engi­neer­ing and pro­cess­ing of agri­cul­tural prod­ucts.

The del­e­ga­tion of Tatarstan was headed by Pres­i­dent Rus­tam Min­nikhanov. He fully sup­ported the Uzbek side on the in­con­sis­tency of the level of eco­nomic re­la­tions and stressed the in­ter­est in ex­pand­ing sup­plies of au­to­mo­tive prod­ucts, com­pres­sor, petro­chem­i­cal, re­frig­er­a­tion and med­i­cal equip­ment, de­vel­op­ing con­tacts in the field of pub­lic health and oil and gas chem­istry. He also said that Tatarstan is con­sid­er­ing par­tic­i­pa­tion in the con­struc­tion and mod­ern­iza­tion of elec­tric­ity and hy­dropower fa­cil­i­ties in Uzbek­istan.

Among the doc­u­ments signed by the par­ties dur­ing the busi­ness fo­rum is an agree­ment on co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the health min­istries of Uzbek­istan and Tatarstan on the project to cre­ate a sim­u­la­tion train­ing cen­ter and Uzbek-Tatarstan pro­duc­tion of ro­bot sim­u­la­tors. The agree­ment on co­op­er­a­tion was also con­cluded by the state tourist agen­cies of the two coun­tries. The Min­istry of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nolo­gies and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions of Uzbek­istan and the Min­istry of In­forma­ti­za­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions of Tatarstan signed a me­moran­dum of un­der­stand­ing and co­op­er­a­tion. The com­pany Uz­farm­sanoat and the plant named af­ter Sergo inked a me­moran­dum of in­ten­tions.

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