Uzbekistan, France hold annual consultations to develop constructive cooperation


On 31 January, IV Annual Consultations between the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the French Development Agency (ADF) were held at the International Hotel Tashkent to discuss the progress of ongoing joint projects under implementation with the support of ADF and identify promising initiatives that contribute to sustainable development.

The event was attended by representatives of the French Development Agency, the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economics and Finance of France, the French Agency for International Technical Assistance "Expertise France", as well as representatives of ministries, departments, and industry associations of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

As it was announced during the event, during the first stage of technical meetings, held from January 25 to 27, the progress in the implementation of 9 ongoing projects of the ADF in Uzbekistan totaling 814 million euros in the areas of solid waste management, green economy development, animal husbandry and public health protection was analyzed. As a result of the meetings, a "Roadmap" was developed, which provides for specific activities within the framework of the implementation of projects in 2023.

During the consultations, presentations were held on the activities of the ADF, its main achievements in 2022 and promising projects planned for implementation in Uzbekistan in 2023. As it was noted, the state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sh.M.Mirziyoyev to France in November last year gave a powerful impetus to the intensification of cooperation between the ADF and the relevant ministries and departments of our country.

At the end of the event, representatives of both delegations expressed their desire to expand cooperation within the framework of joint projects in the field of energy, green economy, urban development, water access and sustainable financing.

Reported by the Uzbekistan Daily.