Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan today co-chaired the first India-Uzbekistan National Coordination Committee meeting virtually with Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Investments and Foreign Economic Relations Sardor Umurzakov.
The meeting was held for monitoring implementation of mutually agreed projects between India and Uzbekistan, constituted under the directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Ministry of External Affairs said, 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 and mutual market access for agricultural produce of both countries.
They also reviewed 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. Mr Muraleedharan extended an invitation to Deputy Prime Minister Umurzakov to visit India as per mutual convenience.
In a tweet, Mr Muraleedharan said, fruitful discussions were held on Line of Credit projects, bilateral trade and investment. He expressed confidence that the work of committees will further deepen India-Uzbekistan strategic relations.