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Uzbekistan|politics|September 8, 2023 / 02:22 PM
Uzbekistan and South Korea consider deepening strategic partnership

AKIPRESS.COM - President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received a delegation from the Republic of Korea led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance Choo Kyung-ho on September 7, UzA reported.

The sides considered issues of further strengthening the special strategic partnership and enhancing multifaceted cooperation between Uzbekistan and South Korea.

Deputy Prime Minister Choo Kyung-ho conveyed the greetings and best wishes of President of Korea Yoon Suk-yeol to the President of Uzbekistan.

The consistent development of bilateral collaboration based on historical friendship and values was noted with particular satisfaction.

The President of Uzbekistan stressed the importance of forming a new economic agenda for full-scale cooperation with South Korea.

Mutual trade and investment indicators have been steadily growing in recent years. Last year, trade increased by 24%. About 1,000 joint ventures are operating in Uzbekistan, and Korean investments have exceeded $7 billion.

A high assessment was given to the long-term fruitful partnership with the Korea International Cooperation Agency, the Korea Eximbank, and its funds, the total portfolio of projects worth more than $3 billion.

Among the successfully implemented joint projects are a Children's Multidisciplinary Clinic, a Textile Technopark, and centers for agricultural engineering and rare metals.

Enhancing technological and investment partnerships with leading South Korean companies, the acceleration of socially significant programs in education and healthcare, the promotion of joint projects in infrastructure, green energy, public administration, the financial sector, digitalization, and training of personnel have been defined as priority areas for practical interaction.

The opportunities for establishing productive contacts between the regions of the two countries and intensifying cultural and humanitarian exchanges were emphasized.

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