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17/August/2022   Economic Diplomacy

Uzbekistan’s Deputy Prime Minister meets with OIC Secretary General

TASHKENT, August 17. /“Dunyo” IA/. Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade Jamshid Khodjayev met with Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Hissein Brahim Taha, in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.


The parties exchanged views on the current state and prospects for the development of cooperation between Uzbekistan and the OIC.

According to the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade, the Uzbek side noted the importance of the OIC as one of the influential international intergovernmental Islamic organizations that successfully promotes promising interregional and international initiatives of the Islamic world, as well as ensuring the active development of relations between the participating states in the political, trade-economic, transport-communication and cultural-humanitarian spheres. Comprehensive support was expressed for further development of the OIC as an effective dialogue platform based on the principle that “Islam is a religion of peace and development”.

Prospects for the implementation of specific projects in environmental protection, taking into account measures to overcome the consequences of the drying up of the Aral Sea and expanding access to clean drinking water for the population of the country, were discussed. An agreement was reached to systematically exchange existing experience and advanced technologies in these areas.

The parties also agreed on the need to unite efforts to develop new initiatives for the development of transport and logistics connectivity of Uzbekistan with the member states of the organization.

Following the meeting, an agreement was reached to intensify practical interaction aimed at enhancing collaboration between Uzbekistan and the OIC. The parties also agreed to accelerate the coordination and approval of the Cooperation Agreement within the framework of the organization of events “Khiva – the Tourism Capital of the OIC 2024”.

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