National Coordination Committees of India and Uzbekistan meet

Aug 24: The first meeting of the National Coordination Committees for monitoring implementation of mutually agreed projects between India and Uzbekistan, constituted under the directions of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and President Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, was held on 24 August 2020 under Co-chairmanship of Minister of State for External Affairs, Shri V. Muraleedharan and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan, Mr. Sardor Umurzakov.

Both sides comprehensively reviewed the ongoing and planned activities of bilateral economic and trade cooperation, including the status of negotiations for concluding a Bilateral Investment Treaty, Preferential Trade Agreement, mutual market access for agricultural produce of both countries, implementation of identified projects under India’s Lines of Credit, cooperation between the state of Gujarat and the Andijan region of Uzbekistan, and the India-Uzbekistan Entrepreneurship Development Centre at Tashkent.

The Co-Chairs expressed satisfaction at the progress achieved in various projects and expressed hope that the expeditious completion of the projects will further strengthen bilateral trade and investment. Minister of State Shri V. Muraleedharan extended an invitation to Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Umurzakov to visit India as per mutual convenience.