(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 6. The
France-Uzbekistan Business Council continues to support Uzbek
Government's call to modernization and innovation in the economic
field, Chief Operating Officer of the Movement of the Enterprises
of France (MEDEF International) Bogdan Gadenne-Feertchak told
'The France-Uzbekistan Business Council with its Uzbek partners
will continue supporting French companies willing to develop in
Uzbekistan in 2023. They are growing in numbers, active in more
diversified sectors and share the will to answer Uzbek Government's
call to modernization and innovation in the economic field,'
According to him, France-Uzbekistan Business Council has
maintained a high level of activity in 2022.
'The France-Uzbekistan Business Council's new president, Claude
Imauven, led an important business mission to Tashkent in July, a
few days before the completion of the negotiations of the Enhanced
Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between Uzbekistan and the
EU. Several follow-up sessions focused were organized over the last
weeks in Paris, e.g on Urban issues with the participation of the
Vice-Minister of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction of
Uzbekistan Ilkhom Norkulov, on energy and infrastructures project
with the First Vice-Minister of Investment and Trade Laziz
Kudratov, and another one on agriculture & agrofood businesses,'
Chief Operating Officer further noted that on November 18 — 21,
France-Uzbekistan Business Council will be welcoming an Uzbek
official delegation expected in France on the occasion of the
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev's visit.
'MEDEF International will be hosting a large economic session on
November 18th, with the participation of Vice-Prime Minister of
Uzbekistan Jamshid Khodjayev and his delegation,' he said.
According to him, decarbonization and energies, urban services'
and infrastructures' modernization, agriculture and agro-food
industries, tourism and privatizations remain some of the
top-priorities of the business council.
'Our members also pay great attention to the will of Uzbek
Government to further develop its local industry, to broadly
implement new technologies and innovation and to reinforce
country's sovereignty and economic sustainability. As a part of our
activities related to decarbonization and energies, the Hydrogen
Task Force initiated formed by MEDEF International and France
Hydrogène will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation
with the Ministry of Innovation Development of Uzbekistan on
November 18th on the sidelines of Mr. Mirziyoyev's presidential
visit to France,' Gadenne-Feertchak said.
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