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Visit of high level Uzbek delegation to India

A high level multi-sectoral delegation led by H.E. Mr.Abdulaziz Kamilov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan visited India from 21-23 August, 2017. The delegation included H.E. Mr. Elyor Ganiev, Minister of Foreign Trade and senior officials from several Ministries and State industry associations.

Foreign Minister Kamilov called on Hon’ble Vice President of India.  He also met with External Affairs MinisterSmt. Sushma Swaraj, National Security Advisor Shri A.K. Doval,Minister of State for Commerce & Industry (Independence Charge), Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman,Minister of State for External Affairs Shri M.J. Akbar, , besides other engagements.


During the delegation’s visit, an Uzbek-India Business Forum was held on 22 August 2017.  Twenty-two contracts, worth more than US$80 million, and 20 investment agreements, worth over US$70 million, were signed at the Forum.  Shri Sunil Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, led the Indian side. The delegation also had interactive sessions with ASSSOCHAM, CII and India-CIS Chamber of Commerce.  Members of the delegation had sectoral engagement with their counterparts and others.

Mr. Kamilov met with academic and cultural representatives including from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jamia Millia Islamia University, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, and others.

Thedelegation visited the National Museum in Delhi and saw the special gallery dedicated to Central Asia.  An agreement was reached on transfer of the copies of manuscript “Diwan-i-Babur” to Uzbekistan.  

The delegation also held meetings with representatives of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, Vivekananda International Foundation, Observer Research Foundation and other academics.

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