Uzbekistan-France: emphasis on direct interaction of business circles
On July 4 this year, Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov received a French delegation headed by Chairman of the France-Uzbekistan Business Council of "MEDEF International" French Entrepreneurs Movement, Chairman of the Board of Orano Claude Imauven.
The delegation also included the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Republic of Uzbekistan Aurelia Bouchez, the leadership 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 are operating in the country in such areas as geological exploration, energy, infrastructure, tourism and agriculture.
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 agencies of Uzbekistan, were able to develop an agenda for further actions to promote the areas of cooperation considered.
The Uzbek side expressed readiness to support every French entrepreneur interested in implementing projects in Uzbekistan.
Following 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.