Uzbekistan and Europe: Opportunities and Prospects for Expansion of Economic Partnership

The International Conference entitled « Uzbekistan and Europe: Opportunities and Prospects for Expansion of Economic Partnership » was held on 1 October this year at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The conference was the logical completion of a series of informational round-tables held during the second half of September in major European financial and economic centres — Vienna, Brussels and Milan. The event was a kind of platform for the discussion of issues related to developing a new vision of the prospects for economic and investment co-operation between Uzbekistan and European countries.
Major United Nations economic institutions — UNECE, UNCTAD and ITC — have been close partners in organizing this international conference in Geneva, which gathered over 100 representatives of governmental, business and expert bodies from the UNECE region and Middle-East countries, the official governmental delegation of Uzbekistan, as well as authoritative international organizations, such as the World Bank, the Islamic Development Bank, the World Economic Forum, the International Road Union and other important UN institutions.
The conference was organized by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the UN Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva with the support of the Centre for Political Studies and the Fund Forum, whose activities directly are linked to Doctor of Political Sciences Goulnara Karimova.