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Turin Polytechnic University to launch a Center for the Transfer of Advanced Italian Technologies in Tashkent

Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent is set to enhance the Italian-Uzbek educational and technological collaboration by establishing a new Center for the Transfer of Advanced Italian Technologies in 2024. This initiative was a key topic of discussion during the recent meeting between Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella, highlighting the strengthening ties between the two nations.

The establishment of the center underscores the commitment to fostering economic and technological development, as evidenced by the 30% increase in trade between Uzbekistan and Italy since the start of the year. Furthermore, the joint project portfolio has reached an impressive 9 billion euros, demonstrating the dynamic and fruitful nature of this partnership.

President Mattarella expressed Italy’s readiness to support Uzbekistan’s swift accession to the World Trade Organization and the execution of the Enhanced Partnership Agreement with the European Union. This support is part of a broader strategy to deepen economic cooperation, which will include a Comprehensive Program to Promote Trade, slated for development soon.

The two leaders also agreed on the importance of regional engagement, planning to organize a forum in Samarkand next year to discuss further collaborations. This move aligns with their vision of expanding interactions at various governmental and cultural levels.

Cultural exchanges have not been overlooked, with plans to organize joint exhibitions of fine arts and celebrate Days of Culture, Cinema, and Tourism in both Italy and Uzbekistan. These initiatives not only enrich the bilateral relationship but also promote mutual understanding and cultural appreciation.

This partnership gained momentum during President Mirziyoyev’s official visit to Rome in June, where he and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni signed a declaration establishing a strategic partnership. This declaration laid the groundwork for current and future collaborations, cementing the relationship between the two countries on multiple fronts.

Industry Implications

For businesses and professionals in the furniture and home goods industry, this development presents several opportunities. The introduction of advanced Italian technologies and educational exchanges could lead to innovations in product design and manufacturing processes in Uzbekistan. Companies operating in or entering the Uzbek market might benefit from adopting these technologies to enhance their competitiveness. Additionally, the increasing economic ties and collaborative projects could open up new markets and streamline trade processes, further boosting the industry’s growth in the region.

The expansion of cultural and educational ties between Italy and Uzbekistan not only enhances bilateral relations but also serves as a catalyst for economic and technological advancement, offering promising prospects for the furniture and home goods sectors in both countries.н

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