Vladimir Norov meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) – On 22 September 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Vladimir Norov met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland Pekka Haavisto as part of his participation in the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.
The parties expressed their readiness to take practical measures to deepen the political dialogue, intensify trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian ties. The importance of implementing joint investment projects in the fields of innovation, education, food and pharmaceutical industry, ICT, agriculture and tourism was noted.
Vladimir Norov informed about the interest of the Uzbek side in attracting advanced technologies from Finnish companies to the national economy.
Attention was focused on environmental protection issues. P. Haavisto assured that the Finnish side would continue to actively support Uzbekistan in mitigating the consequences of the drying up of the Aral Sea, improving the environmental situation in the region, including through the UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Human Security for the Aral Sea region.
The positive dynamics of relations in the fields of education and culture was noted. The opening in September 2022 in Tashkent of the Nordic International University will contribute to the study and implementation of the Finnish education system in Uzbekistan, and joint training of personnel.