On August 24, the Joint Intergovernmental Commission on Cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Belarus held the 9th meeting in the capital of Belarus, Minsk, the press office of the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan reports.
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan Jamshid Khodzhaev and Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Leonid Zayats chaired the meeting.
The agenda focused on further Uzbekistan-Belarus cooperation in the trade, economic, scientific, technical, industrial and cultural sectors.
The parties noted the positive dynamics in the development of partnerships in key areas. Over the past year, commodity turnover between Uzbekistan and Belarus increased by 40 percent and reached $337.3 million. 157 joint ventures with the participation of Belarusian capital operate in Uzbekistan and 101 Uzbek enterprises operate in Belarus.
Over the past year, agreements were reached on the establishment of a Working Group on the development of mutual trade and the development of an Agreement on the use of an electronic system for certification of the origin of goods.
The interlocutors discussed specific issues of cooperation on digital technologies, education and tourism.
The participants signed the final protocol and the Roadmap for the implementation of the agreements reached during the mutual visits of the Prime Ministers.