Uzbek­istan, Spain Vow to Bol­ster Mul­tiLay­ered In­ter­ac­tion

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - TODAY IN UZBEKISTAN - Igor Ch­ernykh

Tashkent has hosted the Uzbek-Span­ish busi­ness fo­rum. It was or­ga­nized by the State Com­mit­tee for In­vest­ments of Uzbek­istan and the Span­ish Agency for Ex­port and In­vest­ment (ICEX).

Speak­ing at the fo­rum, Chair­man of the Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try of Uzbek­istan, Ad­ham Ikramov, said that the pur­pose of the event is to strengthen busi­ness re­la­tions be­tween Uzbek­istan and Spain in en­ergy, trans­port in­fra­struc­ture, ur­ban wa­ter sup­ply, solid waste man­age­ment, and cre­ate an in­ter­ac­tive plat­form for Span­ish en­trepreneurs, pro­pos­als for the de­vel­op­ment of in­vest­ment co­op­er­a­tion.

“More than 20 com­pa­nies from Spain took part in the busi­ness fo­rum,” said Laziz Ku­dra­tov, the first deputy chair­man of the State In­vest­ment Com­mit­tee. “To­day, the num­ber of Span­ish com­pa­nies wish­ing to work in the Uzbek mar­ket has in­creased. It is noteworthy that these are the lead­ing Euro­pean busi­nesses in the fields of en­ergy, agri­cul­ture, solid waste pro­cess­ing. An­other im­por­tant as­pect is that the fo­rum was a prepa­ra­tion for the first meet­ing of the joint in­ter­a­gency com­mis­sion on eco­nomic and in­dus­trial co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Uzbek­istan and Spain, planned for the near fu­ture and or­ga­nized by the State In­vest­ment Com­mit­tee.”

“Our task is to es­tab­lish co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the com­pa­nies of the two coun­tries,” stressed Am­bas­sador Ex­tra­or­di­nary and Plenipo­ten­tiary of Spain to our coun­try Ig­na­cio Ibáñez. “Eco­nomic re­la­tions are de­vel­op­ing steadily, a num­ber of our com­pa­nies co­op­er­ate with Uzbek busi­ness­peo­ple.”

Spain has rich ex­pe­ri­ence in grow­ing and pro­cess­ing agri­cul­tural prod­ucts. There are many en­ter­prises in that coun­try spe­cial­iz­ing on this front. Dis­tinct among them is the com­pany Mul­tiS­can known for its mod­ern tech­nolo­gies for sorting fruit and veg­etable prod­ucts by color, shape and de­fects. The busi­ness fo­rum was at­tended by its of­fi­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tive Juan An­to­nio Gos­albes Se­les.

“Hav­ing stud­ied the Uzbek mar­ket, we iden­ti­fied a num­ber of pri­or­ity ar­eas,” he said. “The po­ten­tial of your coun­try in cul­ti­vat­ing and ex­port­ing fruits and veg­eta­bles has been mount­ing. Con­se­quently, in the fu­ture, the de­mand for our com­pany’s tech­nolo­gies will grow in the Uzbek mar­ket. We came up with a num­ber of pro­pos­als at the busi­ness fo­rum. In par­tic­u­lar, we are ready to sup­ply Uzbek busi­ness­men with X-ray equip­ment for fruit cal­i­bra­tion and safety anal­y­sis of agri­cul­tural prod­ucts.”

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