India & Uzbekistan

by Nathan Hamm on 10/30/2004

India & Uzbekistan sign IT agreement

A memorandum of understanding was signed by the external affairs minister and the visiting foreign minister. Under the MoU, the government of India is to provide Rs. 30 million to the government of Uzbekistan to promote IT through setting up of the center.

The help from the Indian government would be in the shape of a package which includes technical expertise, hardware, software, networking equipment, training and deputation and so on, Sarna said.

Uzbekistan seeks free trade and liberal visa rules with India

Uzbekistan today said it would discuss signing a free trade agreement and easing visa norms with India early next year at the India-Uzbek summit in Tashkent.

”We will discuss the free trade agreement and liberalising the visa regime between the two countries early next year at the India-Uzbek summit,” said visiting Uzbekistan Foreign Affairs Minister Sodyq Safoev.

He said he had discussed the issue of liberalising visa norms with his Indian counterpart K Natwar Singh yesterday. ”But only next year we will try to resolve the issue,” he said at a function organised by CII here.

Uzbekistan wants election observers from India

Praising Indian democracy as genuine and incomparable, Safayev requested the speaker to send election observers from Indian Parliament, a Lok Sabha release said.

Chatterjee conveyed his heartfelt wishes to the people of Uzbekistan for upholding parliamentary democracy.


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