Minister for Foreign Trade visited Kyrgyzstan

April 4, 2018, 3:48

The working group headed by the Minister of Foreign Trade Jamshid Khodjaev visited Kyrgyzstan.

The working group led by the Minister of Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan Zhamshid Khodjaev visited Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Trade reported. The delegation held talks with Deputy Prime Minister Sanjar Mukanbetov, Minister of Economy Artem Novikov, Deputy Minister of Transport and Roads Ermek Mamyrkaliev, as well as the plenipotentiary representative of the Kyrgyz government in the Osh region Taalaybek Sarybashov and Mayor Osh Aitmamat Kadyrbaev.

At the talks, the implementation of the contract for the supply of fresh and processed fruit and vegetable products in Kyrgyzstan in 2018-2019 for $ 50 million was discussed. In January, the products were shipped for $ 1 million.

Agreements have been reached on the supply of coal to Uzbek enterprises. The Kyrgyz side expressed interest in the supply of mineral fertilizers and soda ash from Uzbekistan, as well as elite cottonseed cotton from Uzbek breeding.

The measures for launching joint projects, in particular, the organization of assembly plants of Uzbek agricultural machinery, cars, buses, washing machines, windows and doors from PVC and aluminum profiles in Kyrgyzstan, as well as the establishment in Bishkek of a branch of the Artel Technical School and the Mediapark shopping and entertainment center in Osh. The parties agreed to establish a zone of Kyrgyz products in trade networks and a similar zone of Uzbek products in supermarkets in Kyrgyzstan.

Within the framework of the visit, the Uztrade trading house was registered in Bishkek, which will become a presentation platform for Uzbek products.

Between the banks of Kyrgyzstan, RSC Bank and Aiyl Bank and Uzbek NBU, Asaka and Uzpromstroybank signed agreements on cooperation in financing trade operations for the export of goods and services from Uzbekistan. The first contract for the supply of Uzbek agricultural equipment through refinancing through "Aiyl Bank" was concluded.

The preparations for the April meeting of the trilateral working group on the construction of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway in China and the loading of the international road corridor "Andijan-Osh-Irkeshtam-Kashgar" launched in October were discussed.