The delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan headed by the chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry A.Ikramov took part in the international conference “Pakistan: the land of opportunities for the Central Asian republics” at the end of March 2018, as well as in the Uzbek-Pakistani business forum and the tourism conference “Uzbekistan is the land for Ziyarat.” The events were organized with the assistance of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. This was reported by the Press Service of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
More than 60 travel companies and about 50 representatives of business circles of Pakistan participated in the Uzbek-Pakistani business forum and tourist conference. Participants were informed of large-scale socio-economic reforms implemented under the leadership of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and favorable conditions created for doing business in the country. The initiatives of the head of state to develop the tourism potential in such new directions as “ziyorat”, “health”, “business”, “educational” and other kinds of tourism are especially emphasized.
As a result of the events, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the Ministry of Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Uzbek-Pakistani Trade and Cultural Center in Lahore city, and also Agreement between the CCI of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Center for Global and Strategic Studies of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (IRP) on the establishment of the Uzbek-Pakistan Business Council, whose task will be to intensify the foreign trade operations of entrepreneurs of both countries. The concluded documents envisage the attraction of private Pakistani investments and the implementation of joint projects to promote the export of Uzbek goods.
The Uzbek side also took part in briefings on the trade, agricultural, transport, logistics and investment potential of Pakistan, which took place in the Ministries of Trade, Planning, Information and Broadcasting, as well as in the Council for Agricultural Research of the IRP.