Exchange Notes Inked
The Japanese government has allocated a gratuitous grant to Uzbekistan for $ 2.3 million in the framework of the project to provide scholarships for training.
Exchange notes on this were signed in Tashkent by the Japanese Ambassador to Uzbekistan Nobuaki Ito and Chairman of Uzbekistan’s State Committee for Investments Azim Ahmedkhadjayev.
The assigned funds will be spent on recruitment of students, who will be trained in the leading universities of Japan in 2018. Among them there will be 15 masters and two doctoral students.
The realization of this project, the Embassy of Japan is convinced, is to allow specialists responsible for the future of Uzbekistan to acquire professional knowledge and apply them for the development of the economy and society of the republic, to deepen the understanding of the Land of the Rising Sun, and to contribute to the advancement of friendly relations between the two states.
Uzbekistan and Japan have long been cooperating in the training of managerial staff in various formats. During the visit of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Tashkent in October 2015, the parties reached agreement in principle in this area.
A joint project that provides young government employees from Uzbekistan with the necessary funding to obtain a master’s or doctoral degree in Japanese universities was launched in 1999. Ever since, about 300 Uzbek people have studied in Japan.