A Di­rect Di­a­logue

Pres­i­dent Shavkat Mirziy­oyev held a meet­ing with heads of ma­jor French com­pa­nies.

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - VISIT -

It was at­tended by chiefs of lead­ing com­pa­nies in the Euro­pean and world mar­kets, fi­nan­cial struc­tures, such as To­tal, To­tal Eren, Orano, Fives Stein, Rangis Sem­maris, Vinci, Suez, Sad, Idemia, Mercier, Thales Ale­nia Space, Euro­pean Bank for Re­con­struc­tion and De­vel­op­ment, French De­vel­op­ment Agency and oth­ers.

Uzbek­istan of­fers ex­ten­sive op­por­tu­ni­ties, it was stressed at the meet­ing, for for­eign in­vestors. Es­sen­tial reg­u­la­tions have been adopted to stim­u­late and pro­tect their ac­tiv­i­ties. Var­i­ous ob­sta­cles to busi­ness de­vel­op­ment have been elim­i­nated; for­eign trade and cus­toms tar­iff con­trol has been sig­nif­i­cantly re­duced.

Shavkat Mirziy­oyev: To pro­mote di­rect di­a­logue with for­eign in­vestors, we’ve de­cided to create a For­eign In­vest­ments Coun­cil un­der the Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Uzbek­istan. It is sup­posed to elab­o­rate pro­pos­als for con­stant im­prove­ment of the in­vest­ment cli­mate in Uzbek­istan tak­ing into ac­count the views of in­vestors.

The head of our state in­vited French in­vestors to ac­tively par­tic­i­pate in the work of the Coun­cil.

French busi­ness­peo­ple highly ap­pre­ci­ated the eco­nomic re­forms car­ried out in Uzbek­istan un­der the lead­er­ship of Shavkat Mirziy­oyev and stressed that the lib­er­al­iza­tion of the mone­tary sys­tem and the sim­pli­fi­ca­tion of the pro­ce­dure for ob­tain­ing a visa cre­ated fa­vor­able op­por­tu­ni­ties for the de­vel­op­ment of mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial co­op­er­a­tion. This has in­creased in­ter­est in part­ner­ship with Uzbek­istan. Ev­i­dence of this was the signing on the eve of this visit of agree­ments on in­vest­ment projects worth about 5 bil­lion eu­ros.

The meet­ing par­tic­i­pants dis­cussed is­sues of fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of part­ner­ship among fi­nan­cial or­ga­ni­za­tions, firms and com­pa­nies of Uzbek­istan and France, ex­pan­sion of joint de­liv­er­ies of goods and pro­vi­sion of ser­vices.

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