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Uzbekistan views energy supplies to EU

20 May 2015

Uzbekistan's delegation headed by Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov met with Maros Sefcovic, the European Commission Vice President for the Energy Union May 18, the foreign ministry of Uzbekistan said.

They discussed the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the energy sphere between the EU and Uzbekistan.

The memorandum was signed during the Uzbek president's visit to Brussels in January 2011.

During the Uzbek delegation's visit to Brussels, the European side was informed about the state program adopted in Uzbekistan to ensure the structural energy reforms, to modernize and to diversify the production in 2015-2019.

It envisages the implementation of 870 large investment projects worth $ 38 billion.

The views on some regional issues were exchanged at the meeting.

Uzbekistan's delegation headed by Kamilov will attend a meeting of the Uzbekistan - European Union Cooperation Council.

The program of the visit also includes the talks with Edgars Rinkevics, foreign minister of Latvia presiding in EU, Didier Reynders, Belgian foreign minister, the meetings with other officials.

At present, the relations with the European countries are being developed on a bilateral level and as part of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement among Uzbekistan, the European communities and their member-states, which entered into force on July 1, 1999.

There are five joint Uzbekistan-EU bodies: the Cooperation Council, the Cooperation Committee, the Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, the Subcommittee on Trade and Investments, the SubCommittee on Justice, Home Affairs, Human Rights and related issues in Uzbekistan.