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Deputy Ambassador visits regions in Uzbekistan

Deputy Ambassador Miss Fiona Maxton paid an official visit to Khorezm and Bukhara regions.

Deputy Ambassador meets government officials in Uzbekistan
Deputy Ambassador meets government officials in Uzbekistan

The Deputy Head of Mission of the British Embassy in Tashkent, Miss Fiona Maxton, has returned from an official visit to Khorezm and Bukhara regions where she had a number of meetings with the Uzbek government officials and companies operating with British capital.

On 15 February Miss Maxton met with the Head of the Organizational-control Group of the Khokimiyat of Khorezm region Mr Mansurbek Jumaniyazov, the Head of the Economic Affairs Division of the Khokimiyat of Khorezm region Mr Hurmat Matrasulov, the Deputy Head of the Regional Department of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan Mr Alisher Khusainov, the Head of Khorezm Department of the Ministry for Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan Mr Mukhammadjon Abdirimov.

On 17 February Miss Maxton met with the Deputy Khokim of Bukhara region Mr Khusniddin G’oirov, the Head of Bukhara regional department of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan Mr Jamshid Qandov, the Head of Bukhara department of the Ministry for Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan Mr Hojiakbar Turaev.

During the meetings Miss Maxton highlighted the Embassy’s readiness to work together to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries and encouraged the Uzbek side to consider participating at various trade events which take place in the UK throughout the year. Miss Maxton also discussed the potential to increase the number of tourists coming to Uzbekistan.

During the visit Miss Maxton also met with a few companies operating in Khorezm and Bukhara regions which have UK capital such as JV LLC “UZTEX SHOVOT” which is a part of the WAYREX LLP company, FE “Khiva” and SC “Kogon yog’- ekstraksiya zavodi”.

Upon return to Tashkent Miss Maxton said:

This was a very good visit. It is clear that there is good potential for further development of links with both regions. I hope the discussions we have had, and the contacts we have made, will be a good platform on which to strengthen cooperation between our countries and contribute to achieving goals, that both our governments have, to grow our economies.

Published 22 February 2016