The first visit of the Uzbek President in the US will bring the country $ 8.5 billion

on Tuesday, may 15, begins the first official visit of the new President of Uzbekistan’s Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the United States. It is reported TASS.

According to the Chairman of the American-Uzbek chamber of Commerce Carolyn Lamm, only in the field of trade and investment, the value of signed contracts will amount to $ 4 billion. And with projects in energy and military-technical cooperation — $ 8.5 billion.

the Greatest mutual interest is the development of the oil and gas industry and nonferrous metallurgy. In particular, we are talking about the invitation Chevron and Exxon Mobil to exploration and mining. These companies have long been operating in neighbouring Kazakhstan. The first President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov tried to attract American companies into the country, but the talks did not succeed.

in Addition to the exploration and production of natural resources, Uzbekistan is planning to invite General Electric to participate in the reconstruction of power plants.

during the visit, Mirziyoev will personally visit the Pentagon and will discuss with military officials in the delivery of communications, anti-aircraft missiles, drones and equipment.

the United States, in turn, are interested in the development of transport infrastructure in the region to improve the supply of American forces in Afghanistan. The railway line Hairatan — Mazar-e-Sharif is supposed to extend to Herat.