India and Uzbekistan discussed the way forward to increase the bilateral trade and investment between India and Uzbekistan, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Wednesday.
”Both sides discussed the way forward to increase the bilateral trade and investment between India and Uzbekistan,” said Mr Prabhu, taking to micro-blogging site Twitter. Ministers for ICT, Health & first Deputy Chairman of the Committee of Tourism of Uzbekistan also participated in the meeting, he added.
Mr Prabhu and Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Sukhrob Kholmuradov co-chaired the 11th meeting of India Uzbekistan Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic and Scientific Technical Cooperation held recently in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Joint Working Groups meeting and and joint Business Forum are being organised in Tashkent and other cities of Uzbekistan to promote trade and investment. In another tweet, Mr Prabhu thanked the Uzbek side for organising the successful meeting and for their cooperation and warm hospitality. Mr Prabhu had to cut short his visit to Uzbekistan after the death of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on August 16.