During August 30-31, 2017, in the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia was held the 7th Intergovernmental Commission on the issues of economic, industrial and scientific-technological promotion (IGC) session.
Previous session was notional because the Republic of Uzbekistan approved their interest to cooperate towards the introduction of clean technologies that brought governmental support to open official CLEANTECH LATVIA representative office in Tashkent. Moreover, CLEANTECH LATVIA Executive Director Evija Pudane and Karme Filtrs founder Andrej Belogorskij expressed a genuine readiness to continue executing mutually beneficial cooperation with Uzbek governmental institutions and enterprises.
Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia minister Kaspars Gerhards during his opening speech declared: “Uzbekistan is one of the most important partners for Latvian cooperation with Central Asia. With no doubt, a special attention in economic relationships between Latvia and Uzbekistan is devoted to the issues of goods turnover increase and transport sector development, as well as effective usage of the international transport corridors and joint implementation of various investment projects. Moreover, there also are other cooperation perspectives which are being worked through and we are about to start cooperative work, for instance, in the sphere of regional development.”
Indeed, Latvia and Uzbekistan have already done a lot of work towards the enhancement their relations. For example, it was not so long ago when Uzbek airlines introduced a non-stop flight Tashkent – Riga, which is highly appealing for Latvia, which plans not only keeping it, but also increasing the number of flights weekly. The better transport connection there is, the more Uzbek tourists and students, who already have become the second biggest foreign student group, will be able to visit Latvia.
Also we would like to note that Evija had personal meetings with government institutions’ representatives in Uzbekistan, during which they explicitly agreed on the work to be done and further steps in its implication. Therefore group of experts from CLEANTECH LATVIA will soon visit Uzbekistan in order to become familiar with technical features in clean technologies implementation in the territory of Uzbekistan.
Activity was implemented within the framework of the project “Cluster CLEANTECH LATVIA” No. 126.96.36.199/16/A/014