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France and Uzbekistan have established a joint Chamber of Commerce

Following the negotiations between Shavkat Mirziyoyev and French President Emmanuel Macron in Samarkand, the launch of the Uzbek-French Chamber of Commerce and the planned opening of a Business France office in Tashkent were announced to promote business partnership between the two countries.

Macron arrived in Uzbekistan on an official visit on November 1st, leading a high-profile delegation that included government officials, leaders of major companies, and prominent figures in culture and science.

The heads of state agreed to elevate Uzbek-French relations to the level of strategic partnership, as affirmed in their joint statement. During the meetings, it was noted that in the near future, the trade turnover between France and Uzbekistan is expected to reach 1 billion euros. The joint portfolio of investment projects has exceeded 10 billion euros. A strategic cooperation program of 1 billion euros is being implemented with the French Development Agency.

France stated its readiness to support Uzbekistan’s efforts to strengthen trust in Central Asia, as well as its entry into the WTO and the signing of an Agreement on Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation with the European Union.

Following the negotiations in the presence of the presidents, 8 bilateral documents in the field of finance, education, culture, and other areas of interstate cooperation were signed.

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