Washington to discuss issues of raising ratings of Uzbekistan in international systems
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Washington-Tashkent teleconference was organized by the Embassy of Uzbekistan to the United States on 23 April 2019. The event was dedicated to raising the ranking of Uzbekistan in international rating systems and its relationship with the prospects for increasing the flow of foreign investment in the national economy.
The event was attended by the Director of the Center for the Study of Civil Society at J. Hopkins University Lester Salamon, as well as responsible representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Justice, Investments and Foreign Trade, Finance, Economics and Industry, the Prosecutor General of Uzbekistan, the Central Bank, the National Center for Human Rights and the Independent Institute for Monitoring the Formation of Civil Society.
During the teleconference, practical aspects of the preparation for the Uzbek-American seminar “Political risk ratings and access to foreign investment: the example of Uzbekistan”, which will be held in Washington DC on 10-12 June, were discussed.
The seminar is organized in the framework of the implementation of the provisions of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On measures to improve the position of Uzbekistan in international ratings and indices."
Lester Salamon presented detailed information on the subject of the event with a detailed explanation of the agenda. The scientist stressed that the purpose of the seminar is to analyze the perception of political risk by foreign investors, discussing the impact of the status of Uzbekistan in various rating systems on the inflow of foreign investment in the country’s economy.
It was particularly noted that the workshop will result in the joint development of an Action Plan, which includes specific steps to improve the status of Uzbekistan in international rating systems for assessing political risk and increasing the country’s attractiveness for foreign investors.
Experts from the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Standard & Poors, The Economist, World Justice Project, Freedom House, Trace International and other authoritative structures are expected to be speakers.