Interview of the President of Uzbekistan to the Japanese media

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In an interview with Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review, the president said that Uzbekistan expects foreign investment to reach 7 billion USD in 2019.

In an interview published in a Japanese media, the president of Uzbekistan said that the government expects the amount of investment in the country to triple compared to the previous year.

Also, according to the Japanese publication, the country’s president identifies that the most urgent and important political goal for Uzbekistan today is accession to the WTO.

As for Uzbek diplomacy, Shavkat Mirziyoyev told the publication that the country will give priority to relations with the other countries of Central Asia and expand “mutually beneficial partnerships” with Russia, the USA, China and others.

The interview also noted the intention to strengthen “long-term strategic partnership” between Japan and Uzbekistan. The President drew attention to the fact that Uzbekistan has rich mineral resources with its reserves of gold, uranium and copper, each of which is among the top ten largest in the world, and called for expanding cooperation between Uzbekistan and Japan in their development. Quoting Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the publication reports that the president also emphasized that advanced Japanese technologies will lead to the production of goods with high added value in Uzbekistan.

Read the original article in English at the following link: https://asia.nikkei.com/Editor-s-Picks/Interview/Uzbekistan-plans-over-6bn-in-joint-projects-with-Japan

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