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Vladimir Putin, during his address to the participants of the second Forum of Interregional Cooperation between Russia and Uzbekistan, which was held today in Moscow, called on Uzbekistan “to become more closely connected to the work of the Eurasian Economic Union,” the Podrobno.uz correspondent reports.
“Russia is one of the leading trade partners of Uzbekistan, occupying the second place in its foreign trade turnover. Even amid a pandemic, our economic interaction continues to develop. months of this year, its growth amounted to more than six percent,” he said.
According to him, Russia is one of the main investors in the economy of Uzbekistan. More than 150 joint projects are currently under way, with an estimated total value of over $ 14 billion. The number of enterprises created with the participation of Russian capital has increased 2.5 times over the past four years and exceeded two thousand.