The Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Natia Turnava, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, Minister of Investment and Trade Sardor Umurzakov discussed the issues of joint development of port, railway and logistics infrastructure at an online meeting – February 9, 2021 According to the agency, the focus was on the reforms implemented in Georgia, the strengthening of the logistics corridor and future plans. Also,
significant time was devoted to the development of bilateral trade and cooperation in attracting investment. According to Natia Turnava, Georgia and Uzbekistan are partner countries, friends and very fast-growing countries in the region. As the Minister noted, Uzbekistan is studying the reforms implemented in Georgia in many directions and is taking some examples from here. “In terms of the development of the transport-logistics corridor, the strengthened cooperation between us and Uzbekistan is very important. Ongoing and planned projects make it possible for the entire South Asian region to connect to Europe via Uzbekistan and then through the already multimodal transport corridor, using Georgian ports. “Very interesting, big railway projects are being implemented in Uzbekistan, which connects Afghanistan, Pakistan, later India, as well as Georgia,” Natia Turnava said after the meeting. It was decided at the ministerial meeting that Georgia will host a joint working group set up by the two countries to work on joint investments in transport and logistics infrastructure. In addition, it was decided to set up another bilateral working group to identify potential export products and select important investment projects. Source: Government of Georgia
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