Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan met with Ambassador of Afghanistan to the country to discuss the prospects for the development of bilateral relations in the field of medical tourism.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, quoting Fars News Agency in Tashkent, Aziz Abdul Hakimov, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the State Committee for Tourism Development of Uzbekistan, met with Ahmad Khalid Aalemi, Ambassador of Afghanistan to Uzbekistan, and examined possibilities to expand bilateral cooperation in medical tourism.
The meeting was also attended by the heads of PrivaZorg Maastricht, Nobama care (Netherlands) and Jawzjan Al-Hayot Hospital (Afghanistan).
During the meeting, the Uzbek side presented a report on the ongoing reforms in the field of tourism, new dimensions and conditions and services, health-epidemiological system titled “Uzbekistan, Safe Travel Guaranteed” as well as ongoing measures to increase tourism routes.
The parties exchanged views on the conditions created and the specifics of the development of medical tourism in Uzbekistan. Taking into account the high potential of the republic, foreign entrepreneurs expressed interest in implementing joint projects.
Trade between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan in the first nine months of 2020 amounted to $542.9 million. There are currently 110 companies with Afghan investors in Uzbekistan and 8 companies in Afghanistan with Uzbek businessmen.
Afghanistan recognized Uzbekistan’s independence on December 22, 1991, and on October 13, 1992, diplomatic relations were established between the two countries.