"UZBEK CCI SENDING MISSIONS TO CACCI MEMBER COUNTRIES"
CACCI Profile, May 2006 UZBEK CCI SENDING MISSIONS TO CACCI MEMBER COUNTRIES The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan (Uzbek CCI) is sending a trade delegation and economic mission to meet with the Primary Members in Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand in May 2006. The Uzbek CCI delegation will be composed of chamber officers. Aside from the Vice Chairman of the Uzbek CCI, Mr. Nabijon Kasimov. The delegation will also be led and accompanied by the First Vice Minister N. Najimov and Vice Minister S. Khasanov of foreign economic relations, investments and trade; Mr. A. Izbosarov, First Vice Chairman and Mr. A. Khodjayev, Vice Chairman of Agency for Communication and Informatization and Mr. Sh. Akhemdov, Vice Chairman of the National Holding Company "Uzbekneftegaz" and Director General of Joint-Stock Company "Uznefteprodukt". The leaders of the various sectors are: Messrs. Sh. Umarov, Chairman and R. Salimov, Vice Chairman of Association "Uzeltekhprom"; F. Rasulev, Chairman of private touristy organizations association of Uzbekistan; I. Gorlov, Vice chairman of State committee of geology and mineral resources; N. Kalandarov, First Vice Chairman of Company “Uzbekengilsanoat” (Light Industry); A. Khaqqulov, Vice Chairman of Association “Uzavtoprom” (Automobile and Machinery Industry); A. Abdurahimov, Vice Chairman of company “Uzkhimprom” (Chemical Industry); B. Nurullayev, Vice Chairman of National Bank of Uzbekistan (Banking); M .Ashurov, Director general of National Producing Union “Fonon”; F. Khakimov, Chief Officer and Kh. Turaev, Leading specialist of Central information-analytical board of the Ministry for foreign economic relations, investments and trade of the Republic Uzbekistan; Z. Khakimov, Vice Chairman of Association "Uzeltekhprom"; Sh. Ganiyev, Vice Chairman of Company "Uzkhimprom"; B. Mirbabayev, Vice Chairman of Bank Asaka; A. Akhunov, Vice Chairman of Center for science and technologies. They are supposed to be in Singapore for six days and in Indonesia for three days. They are scheduled to go to Bangkok, Thailand on May 8-12, 2006. Their program includes courtesy calls on top government officials and meeting with national chamber officers and members, participation in business forum to make presentation on the potentials of Uzbekistan products and in cooperation with companies of the three countries in workshops. 1 CACCI Profile, May 2006 Visit to South Korea On March 29, 2006 the President of Republic of Uzbekistan Mr. Islam Karimov made an official visit to South Korea. He was accompanied by some officers and leading members of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan (Uzbek CCI). President Karimov spoke before officers and members of leading economic organizations, including the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI). During the meeting with leading business circles there were discussions about the matters of increasing joint projects in Uzbekistan and developing the contacts of economic organizations, firms, companies and enterprises of two countries. More than 40 documents, concerning the development of cooperation in such spheres as finance, trade and investments, industry, oil and gas, energy sector, mineral resources, geology, high techs, education, culture, media, employment, healthcare and others, were signed. More than $1.8 billion are supposed to be provided for the realization of these projects. One of the important documents, signed during the visit, was the Agreement on Cooperation between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan and Korean International Trade Association (KITA). The parties agreed to promote business contacts between companies, enterprises and entrepreneurs of both countries, paying much attention to developing cooperation among small and private entrepreneurs. Besides, there will be a constant and wide exchange of information about legislation, entrepreneurship, investment climate and other business information. The agreement also considers training courses, conferences, visits of business delegations to each other’s country. Regular consultations on further trade-economic cooperation between two countries will also be conducted. 2