(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 6. Japan and Uzbekistan
are aimed at developing multifaceted cooperation and implementing
new joint projects,Trend reports via Uzbek Ministry of Investment and
In this regard, Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Investments
and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov
met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Yoshimasa
Hayashi, who arrived in Uzbekistan on an official visit.
The parties noted the tangible growth of investment cooperation
in the fields of energy, chemical industry, automotive, education
and hotel business, observed over the past 5 years.
The Japanese side expressed its readiness to support the
implementation of new projects for the development of fruit and
vegetable growing, animal husbandry and the introduction of
water-saving technologies in remote and rural areas. Special
attention was also paid to measures to attract Japanese companies
to cooperation in the field of healthcare.
The commitment of the two countries to deepen cooperation on the
implementation of new projects in the field of energy and
infrastructure development was emphasized. In this context, the
parties also considered further steps for cooperation aimed at
reducing carbon emissions into the atmosphere and introducing
'green' technologies, which is in line with Uzbekistan's commitment
to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris Climate
Further actions have been outlined to develop partnerships and
implement new programs in the field of education and training of
qualified personnel for state institutions of Uzbekistan.
It was announced that the plans are to expand the list of
Japanese universities participating in the JDS program, as well as
increase the quotas for participation in this program for students
JDS ('Scholarship Program for Human Resource Development') is a
grant project of the Japanese government aimed at training highly
qualified personnel for government agencies and structures.
As a result of the meeting, specific decisions were developed on
topical issues on the agenda of bilateral cooperation, and further
steps were outlined to promote joint projects and initiatives.
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