Minsk hosted the 9th Meeting of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission on Bilateral Cooperation between Uzbekistan and Belarus.
The parties considered a wide range of issues of investment, trade-economic, industrial, scientific-technical and cultural-humanitarian cooperation.
It was noted that thanks to the efforts of the heads of the two states, relations between Uzbekistan and Belarus are characterized by high and stable dynamics of development, which creates prerequisites for deepening cooperation in priority areas.
To work out new areas of partnership and joint initiatives in the industrial cooperation, an agreement was reached to hold the Second Meeting of Uzbekistan – Belarus Business Council in Tashkent in September this year.
The parties also exchanged views on interaction in IT and innovation. An agreement was reached to hold the 2nd Meeting of Belarus – Uzbekistan Commission for Cooperation in science and technology in the first half of 2023 in Belarus, as well as to supplement the approved joint executive program of scientific-technical and innovative cooperation with new initiatives and projects in IT, digitalization and high technologies.
The main attention was also paid to cultural-humanitarian cooperation, in particular interaction in education and tourism development. The parties expressed readiness to organize special travel packages for Belarusian citizens, such as “Family Tourism”, “Sunny Holidays”, “Vitamin Tour”, “Study and Travel”.
Belarusian colleagues were invited to take part in Tashkent International Tourism Fair in November this year and the 25th Session of the UN World Tourism Organization General Assembly in 2023 in Samarkand. An agreement was reached on the development and approval of a joint roadmap for 2023-2026 between the leading higher education institutions of Uzbekistan and Belarus, as well as holding Belarusian Cinema Days in Uzbekistan and Uzbek Cinema Days in Belarus.
Following the meeting, a final protocol was signed reflecting the key agreements reached during the events, as well as a roadmap for the implementation of agreements reached following mutual visits of the heads of government of the two countries.