There is tremendous opportunity for exchange of cultural and trade ties between India – Uzbekistan. In the next 3 years trade should cross 1 billion especially in sectors like pharma, food processing, textile etc said H.E. Mr. Farhod Arziev, Ambassador of Uzbekistan to India at the Musical Melodious Evening 'Sangeet Sandhya' by Uzbekistan’s Havas Guruhi on the occasion of celebrating 25 years of Bilateral and Cultural Relationship between India and Uzbekistan organized by the Consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Mumbai in association with Embassy of Uzbekistan in India at Y.B. Chavan auditorium.
H.E. Mr. Arziev further added that India and Uzbekistan share excellent diplomatic and cultural relations which needs to be enhanced further. He also invited Indian companies to explore the great tourism potential that Uzbekistan has to offer in ecological tourism, health tourism, sport tourism and business tourism.
Mr. Vijay Kalantri, Honorary Consul of Republic of Uzbekistan in Mumbai and Vice Chairman, World Trade Center Mumbai said organizing this event is the beginning of the programs under 25 years of Bilateral and Cultural Relationship between India and Uzbekistan and we look forward to organize many such events in the coming years.
Mr. Kalantri further said “With improvement in the ease of doing business and India’s ambitious initiatives such as Make in India, there are innumerable opportunities between Uzbekistan and India which can be explored. The bilateral trade of 370 million is meagre and there are much more opportunities in minerals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, chemicals, oil and gas, automotive, agriculture, construction material, tourism etc. Uzbekistan is an independent and dynamic country and both countries can work together in trade-related and trade promotion areas and thereby foster fruitful collaborations.”
The Havas Guruhi group from Uzbekistan led by Mr. Ermatov Rustamjon Gulomjonovich, Director, Havas Guruhi Group sang Hindi and Marathi melodious songs which were appreciated by the audience.
The program was well attended by diplomats, consul generals, representatives from trade and industry and others.