As noted in the Press-service of President of Uzbekistan, the trade turnover of Uzbekistan with the EAEU countries in 2021 increased by 30%, and since the beginning of this year has increased by another 33%. The annual growth rate of attracted investments from the EAEU countries is about 25%.
Joint efforts have mitigated the negative consequences of the pandemic and ensured positive dynamics in trade and economic cooperation between partner-countries.
On May 27, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev took part in a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council as the Head of the observer state at the organization.
The event, held in the format of a videoconference chaired by President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Zhaparov, was also attended by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, President of the Republic of Cuba - observer country at the Eurasian Economic Union Miguel Bermudez and Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission.
Photo by: Press-service of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan
The agenda of the meeting included issues of further development of mutually beneficial cooperation and deepening of integration processes in the EAEU space, including practical cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, industry, transport and other areas.
Uzbekistan continues to develop partnership relations with the Eurasian Economic Union as an observer and expresses its commitment to further cooperation. This was stated on Friday by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev during a videoconference at a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council of the EAEU. The theses of the speech are given by TASS.
"Uzbekistan continues to develop partnership relations with the Eurasian Economic Union as an observer. This is a very important direction for us, since the EAEU countries are our natural partners," said the head of state Sh.Mirziyoyev.
"I would like to once again confirm Uzbekistan's commitment to the progressive development of mutually beneficial cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union. I am confident that the results of today's meeting will contribute to the further strengthening of multifaceted partnership, sustainable economic development in the EAEU countries and the growth of prosperity in our countries," he noted.
Mirziyoyev called on the EAEU countries to eliminate technical barriers to market access.
"Today, the task of creating favorable conditions for increasing trade and economic cooperation, further removing technical barriers and recognizing certification in mutual trade between Uzbekistan and the EAEU countries is more urgent than ever," he said.
He added that the changes taking place in the world and the crisis phenomena have become a serious challenge to stability, and called on the countries of the community to work out a set of measures to counteract them together.
"The era of globalization is moving into a phase of the formation of a new world order. We are witnessing the introduction of restrictive measures on an unprecedented scale, the disruption of logistics supply chains of products and cooperative ties, the rise in prices for raw materials and food products, and the aggravation of social tensions. We believe that in the current situation, it is important to jointly develop a set of joint actions, find extraordinary solutions and use non-standard mechanisms of our interaction," the Head of Uzbekistan noted.
Issues related to labor migration
The President of Uzbekistan proposed the EAEU to simplify procedures for attracting labor.
"The urgency of issues related to labor migration and the involvement of specialists in our countries is increasing," the Uzbek leader said. "I propose to adopt the necessary documents and introduce simplified procedures that will ensure the effective involvement of labor resources in accordance with the rapidly changing needs of the economies of the EAEU member states and observers".
Uzbekistan will soon begin construction of a railway together with Kyrgyzstan and China.
"In the near future, we plan to start the practical implementation of the Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan-China railway construction project," he said.
Cooperation in the agricultural sector
The President of Uzbekistan proposed to develop a program of cooperation in the agricultural sector of the EAEU.
"We propose to develop an agro-cooperation program. This program could cover the issues of joint cultivation of cereals and oilseeds in the EAEU countries, as well as fruit and vegetable products, including early varieties in Uzbekistan, in order to ensure saturation of our markets," he said.
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