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Mikhail Myasnikovich held meeting with Sardor Umurzakov, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan

Mikhail Myasnikovich held meeting with Sardor Umurzakov, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan

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3/15/2021

Issues of further cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Commission and the Republic of Uzbekistan were discussed by Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the EEC Board, and Sardor Umurzakov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan – Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade, who visited the Commission during his working visit to the Russian Federation. The meeting was held on March 15 at the EEC’s headquarters.

"We are pleased that Uzbekistan has actively joined the work as the Observer State. Given the fact that our interaction is turning from a declarative direction into practical deeds, we will give every assistance in ensuring the implementation of expectations and agreements reached," Mikhail Myasnikovich stressed, opening the meeting.

In particular, this primarily entails drafting a Memorandum of Interaction between the EEC and the Government of Uzbekistan as well as a Joint Action Plan for 2021-2023. During the meeting, the sides confirmed that these framework documents were already at the final stage of elaboration and would soon be ready for signing.

According to the Chairman of the EEC Board, Uzbekistan should pay special attention to comprehensive study of the EAEU technical and customs regulation as well as issues of the Union's foreign trade policy.

Sardor Umurzakov extended warm greetings and good wishes of Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan, to the Chairman of the EEC Board. Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan - Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade has noted that obtaining the Observer State status is a step that will contribute to further deepening and expanding cooperation with both the association participating countries and the Eurasian Economic Commission.

Mikhail Myasnikovich has proposed to actively involve entrepreneurial communities and business associations in the work in progress, which will have a positive impact on developing industrial cooperation between the EAEU countries and Uzbekistan as well as enable showcasing the possibilities and benefits of the Eurasian integration for businesses.

The Chairman of the EEC Board has directed attention of Sardor Umurzakov to the schedule of the EAEU governing bodies’ upcoming meetings, including the meetings of the Commission’s Council, the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council and the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, highlighting some aspects of involving the Observer States in these meetings.

Possible mechanisms for raising awareness of representatives of Uzbekistan’s public authorities about activities of various subdivisions of the Eurasian Economic Commission were discussed during the meeting as well. The Commission will give every assistance in implementing this initiative.

The meeting was attended by Andrey Slepnev, Member of the Board – EEC Minister in charge of Trade, who had held prior consultations with Laziz Kudratov, Deputy Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Certain aspects of interaction were touched on, including issues of trade policy and e-commerce, digital transport corridors, and possible involvement of Uzbekistan in a number of running projects, including the Agroexpress initiative which helps minimize costs in the agricultural supplies.​