Sharjah’s DGR discusses strengthening trade cooperation with Uzbekistan

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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The Department of Government Relations (DGR) in Sharjah has discussed promising prospects for future cooperation in trade with leading diplomats from the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Further, both parties explored improving fresh investments in the key sectors of education, research, and tourism between the emirate and the Bukhara region in Uzbekistan.

Sheikh Majid Al Qassimi, Director of DGR, welcomed the high-level diplomatic delegation headed by Mr. Bobokalonov Sukhrobjon, Deputy Governor of Culture and Tourism of Bukhara region, and Mr. Abdulaziz Akkulov, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the UAE.

Sheikh Al Qassimi said that, “This meeting testifies to Sharjah’s close ties with the cities of the Central Asian Republic. Our long-standing bilateral relationship is built on cultural commonalities, mutual respect, and successful collaborations in similar fields of interest.”

“Both Sharjah’s and Uzbekistan’s remarkable achievements in the fields of culture, tourism, education, and development, open the window for both parties to explore ways to broaden the scope of our partnerships in these sectors, particularly between Sharjah and the Bukhara region, in a way that will be mutually beneficial and also positively impact regional development,” the DGR Director added.

Mr. Akkulov lauded the vision of HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and the emirate’s outstanding achievements in education and culture.

Mr. Sukhrobjon expressed his gratitude to the President of Uzbekistan for supporting the enhancement of cooperation and tourism development between the Bukhara region and Sharjah.

The Deputy Governor further noted that “the collaboration in the tourism sector reflects the dedication of both parties to furthering cultural bonds and close relations between the two peoples,” emphasizing that the meeting will present fresh opportunities to consolidate cultural and economic bonds.”

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