“Termiz cargo” – convenient and reliableThe opening ceremony of “Termiz cargo” export center, organized on the basis of “Termiz Cargo Centre” international logistics center, was held in Surkhandarya region.
Minister of foreign trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan E.Ganiyev, special representative of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan I.Ergashev, special representative of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on development of cooperation with CIS countries Muhammad Shokir Korgar, first vice-chairman of the Chamber of commerce and industries of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Khanjan Alkozay noted that recently cooperation between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan is consistently developing in the spheres of economy, trade, culture and other areas.
Meetings of the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev with the President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani in September 2016 in Tashkent and in June 2017 in Astana contribute to raising effective cooperation of the two countries to a qualitatively new level. Another important practical step in this direction became the appointment in July this year of a special representative of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Uzbekistan supports political settlement of the situation in the neighboring state, ensuring peace, restoring stability and economic development. The fact that the Head of our state in his address to the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly at the international level touched upon the issue of stabilizing the situation in Afghanistan, an independent and peaceful decision by the Afghan people of their destiny.
Our country participates in implementation of projects in the spheres of mining industry, construction, energy, education in Afghanistan. With the assistance of Uzbekistan, high voltage power lines and fiber-optic cable lines, water supply networks were laid and bridges were built in the neighboring state. “O’zbekiston temir yo’llari” (“Uzbekistan railways”) JSC laid the railway line from Hairatan to Mazar-i-Sharif. Food and oil products, electricity, mineral fertilizers are exported from Uzbekistan to the neighboring state. The trade turnover increased by 18 percent for six months of this year.
“Termiz cargo” export center will serve as a kind of bridge of friendship in strengthening cooperation between commodity producers, entrepreneurs of our country and the Afghan business community. There are all conditions for providing qualitative services to entrepreneurs of a neighboring state, in the modern center. Buildings of the consular office, customs terminal, warehouses have been built. Other necessary conditions have been created.
More than 300 kinds of products from over 80 enterprises producing modern automobile and agricultural machinery, products of chemical, light, leather-shoe, food industry, construction materials, electrical equipment are widely represented in the exhibition hall of the center.
Kholmumin Mamatrayimov, UzA