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    Uzbekistan - France: emphasis on direct interaction of business circles

    Business 5 July 2022 546

    On July 4 of this year, the Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov received a French delegation headed by the chairman of the French-Uzbek Business Council of the French entrepreneur’s movement "MEDEF International", Chairman of the Board of the company "Orano" Claude Imoven.

    The delegation also included the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Republic of Uzbekistan Bouchez Orelia, the management of the French companies "Orano Mining", "SUEZ", "Voltalia", "EDF", "MEDEF International" and "Alstom".

    The parties constructively discussed the current state and prospects for expanding investment cooperation with French companies. It was noted that at the moment about 50 French companies specializing in such areas as geological exploration, energy, infrastructure, tourism and agriculture are operating in the country.

    The management of MEDEF stressed that Uzbekistan is an active and reliable economic partner of France and expressed readiness to intensify efforts to attract large French businesses to implement new projects in the country.

    Representatives of the French business community announced their plans to work in Uzbekistan and spoke about the current cooperation with Uzbek partners in the framework of working out joint projects and initiatives in specialized areas.

    Directly during the meeting, the participants, among whom were also representatives of relevant ministries and departments of Uzbekistan, were able to develop an agenda for further actions to promote the areas of cooperation considere

    The Uzbek side expressed readiness to support every French entrepreneur interested in implementing projects in Uzbekistan.

    As a result of the meeting, an agreement was reached to continue practical cooperation aimed at supporting the business circles of the two countries in establishing partnerships and reaching specific agreements, the press service of the MIVT RUz reports.