On the basis of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Uzbekistan, a joint educational centre with Singapore has been created, where experience in the field of public administration and training of managerial personnel will be introduced. These and other topics were discussed by the presidents of Uzbekistan and Singapore at the talks.
Negotiations were held between the Presidents of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Singapore Halima Yakub, the press service of the head of state reported.
It was emphasised that the visit of the head of Singapore to Uzbekistan is the first in 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries.
During the talks, the parties paid attention to strengthening political dialogue and inter-parliamentary ties, mutual support within the framework of international organisations, the implementation of training programs in the field of public administration, the intensification of contacts in the field of public security and cultural and humanitarian exchanges.
Great progress in the trade, economic and investment spheres was highlighted.
Since the beginning of the year, mutual trade indicators have increased several times. Singapore has become one of the largest investors in Uzbekistan projects worth $3.8 billion are being implemented in the chemical and textile industries, transport and logistics, urban planning, educational services, privatisation with Singaporean companies Indorama, Meinhardt Group, Franklin Templeton, Enercon, PSA, Changi Airport.
The issues of ensuring food security and establishing supplies of fruit and vegetable products to the Singaporean market were also considered.
The parties reaffirmed their determination to expand cooperation on the implementation of humanitarian projects.
The importance of introducing the Singaporean experience in the field of public administration and training of managerial personnel within the framework of the newly created joint educational centre based on the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Uzbekistan was emphasised.
Support was expressed for the activities of Singaporean universities in Uzbekistan, as well as the intensification of regular cultural, educational and tourist exchanges between the two countries.
The heads of state exchanged views on issues of regional integration in Central and Southeast Asia, noted the high level of mutual understanding and mutual support at international platforms, primarily within the UN, as well as in the process of Uzbekistan's entry into the World Trade Organisation.
Reported by Gazeta (Uzbekistan).