Russia’s Charge d’Affaires a.i. in Uzbekistan Vazykh Serazev, commenting results of the RF President Dmitry Medvedev ‘s state visit to this country, declared that Russian-Uzbek economic cooperation has high potential.
According to him, at present from 95 to 98% of Russian direct investment into Uzbekistan's economy is intended for the fuel and energy complex, information and communication technologies. “That is why along with projects implementation in the fields appropriate to our cooperation, the parties agreed upon collaboration to increase the share of other lines of cooperation – from pharmaceutics to the nuclear industry. Particularly, during the visit a rather efficient meeting was held between the governor of Sverdlovskaya oblast of the Russian Federation Eduard Rossel’ and Deputy Prime-Minister of Uzbekistan Ergash Shoismatov. In the course of the meeting possibilities of extension of cooperation between large production associations of both countries were discussed.
Specifics were added in these talks by participation of heads of the MK Uralmash CLSC and Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Compania OJSC, installed in Sverdlovskaya oblast, as well as managers of such leaders of Uzbekistan’s economy as Almalyksky GMK OJSC, Uzmetkombinat JPA, Uzbekneftegas National Holding Company and Uzbekugol Production Association. As consequence, Uralmash offered to conclude an agreement with Almalyksky GMK on implementation of a long-term programme of the enterprise rehabilitation with up-to-date crushing equipment, as well as to cooperate with Uzbekugol PO in realization of the long-term programme of state-of-the-art excavators’ delivery.” the Russian diplomat emphasized.
He also informed of prospects for the development of cooperation in aircraft building, including IL-76 and IL-114 aircrafts. Cooperation within the framework of the Peaceful Intergovernmental Earth and Space Exploration Programme seems to be also promising.
“Good prospects are shown in cultural and humanitarian field. An intensive preparation work is currently made for the Intergovernmental Programme of Cooperation between Russia and Uzbekistan in the humanitarian field for 2009-2013 and for its implementation plan that will include specific projects of cooperation in this field.”