Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov has held talks with the President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Bandar M.H. Hajjar, via videoconference.
The parties discussed issues of further cooperation to ensure effective protection of the population during a pandemic, improve the healthcare system of Uzbekistan in order to improve the quality of diagnosis and treatment of infected people, as well as economic recovery after the global pandemic.
IsDB President noted the high level of international recognition of an effective strategy to counter the pandemic and maintain macroeconomic stability, implemented under the leadership of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Bandar M.H. Hajjar expressed the readiness of the IsDB to provide comprehensive support to Uzbekistan in combating the spread of coronavirus and providing necessary assistance to the population, using the capabilities of the Strategic Preparedness and Response Package (the total amount of which is $2.3 billion) to finance the procurement of medical equipment and materials for specialized clinics.
The parties also discussed the issues of holding the 46th Annual Meeting of the IsDB Board of Governors in 2021 in Uzbekistan.
Following the talks, an agreement was reached to intensify interaction in all designated areas and establish close cooperation in preparing for the Annual Meeting of the IsDB Board of Governors in Uzbekistan.