In 2024, a Center for the Transfer of Advanced Italian Technologies will be launched at the Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent. The continuation of the partnership in the field of education was discussed at the meeting of the two presidents during the official visit of the head of Italy to Uzbekistan.
The leader of the Central Asian republic Shavkat Mirziyoyev and his colleague from Italy Sergio Mattarella paid special attention to the development of economic relations. They emphasized that since the beginning of the year, trade between Uzbekistan and Italy increased by 30%, and the portfolio of joint projects amounted to 9 billion euros. The parties agreed to develop the economic direction of cooperation, for which a Comprehensive Program to Promote Trade will be developed.
Sergio Mattarella expressed Italy’s readiness to support the acceleration of the process of Uzbekistan’s accession to the World Trade Organization and the adoption of the Agreement on Enhanced Partnership with the European Union.
The presidents also noted the importance of contacts at the regional level and agreed to hold a corresponding forum. Presumably, the first such event will take place next year in Samarkand.
Several projects in the cultural and humanitarian sphere were announced. These include holding joint exhibitions of fine arts on the territory of the European state, as well as Days of Culture, Cinema and Tourism in both countries.
Recall that in June of this year, an official visit of Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Rome took place, during which the president of Uzbekistan and the prime minister of Italy Giorgia Meloni signed a joint declaration on establishing relations of strategic partnership between the two countries.