Tashkent’s Ef­fec­tive Pol­icy

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - WORLD -

Pres­i­dent of the EBRD Suma Chakrabarti praised the pace of po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic re­forms in Uzbek­istan.

The head of the bank high­lighted the constructive proac­tive pol­icy of Tashkent to­wards the coun­tries of Cen­tral Asia.

The del­e­ga­tion of the Repub­lic of Uzbek­istan vis­ited the head­quar­ters of the Euro­pean Bank for Re­con­struc­tion and De­vel­op­ment (EBRD) in Lon­don. At the meet­ing, S. Chakrabarti stressed that the EBRD is ready to pro­vide all pos­si­ble sup­port to Uzbek­istan in achiev­ing its goals, not only by pro­vid­ing funds for im­ple­ment­ing pri­or­ity projects and at­tract­ing for­eign in­vest­ment, but also fa­cil­i­tat­ing the process of ef­fec­tive im­ple­men­ta­tion of eco­nomic re­forms.

Ac­cord­ing to the head of the bank, the range of in­ter­ac­tion be­tween the par­ties is very wide: sup­port of small and medi­um­sized busi­nesses, de­vel­op­ment of pub­licpri­vate part­ner­ship, tourism, en­ergy sav­ing and re­new­able en­ergy sources, trans­port and com­mu­nal in­fras­truc­ture, pro­mo­tion of the cap­i­tal mar­ket and the bank­ing and fi­nan­cial sec­tor.

The EBRD Pres­i­dent noted with sat­is­fac­tion that for al­most a record time the par­ties man­aged to pre­pare and sign sev­eral agree­ments for a to­tal of over $ 186 mil­lion. Ac­cord­ing to him, in 2018 the bank plans to im­ple­ment at least 15 projects in var­i­ous ar­eas.

The Uzbek del­e­ga­tion took part in the meet­ing of the Board of Di­rec­tors of the bank. S. Chakrabarti pointed out that Uzbek­istan, with which ef­fec­tive co­op­er­a­tion and co­op­er­a­tion was re­newed, is an im­por­tant di­rec­tion for the bank’s ac­tiv­ity.

In the speech of the Uzbek del­e­ga­tion, de­tailed in­for­ma­tion was pro­vided on the trans­for­ma­tions tak­ing place in the coun­try. It was stressed that this process is sta­ble and ir­re­versible.

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