On March 9, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received a delegation from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank under the leadership of Jin Liqun, the President of this reputable financial institution.
The practical aspects of further expanding multifaceted partnership have been considered.
Uzbek President has satisfactorily noted a high level of interaction with the Bank achieved in recent years.
The cooperation portfolio has grown to $2 billion. The crucial projects are being implemented in the field of transport, energy, healthcare, agriculture and utilities, and business support.
The President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Jin Liqun highly appreciated and declared his readiness to fully support the program of irreversible reforms in New Uzbekistan.
The Bank’s commitment to expanding strategic partnership with Uzbekistan in such key areas as eradicating poverty and creating jobs, primarily in rural areas, developing solar energy, introducing public-private partnership mechanisms and mixed project financing, expanding support for entrepreneurship and others has been emphasized.
A particular attention has been paid to the promotion of strategically important infrastructure projects in the Central Asian Region.
An agreement has been reached on the development of a new medium-term Partnership Program and a «road map» aimed at accelerating the implementation and ensuring the effectiveness of full-scale cooperation projects.