Uzbekistan, Japan cooperate in customs
Cooperation between Uzbekistan and Japan has been developing in political, economic, trade, investment, scientific, technical, cultural and humanitarian spheres.
Japan is one of the large investment partners of Uzbekistan. The relationship between the two countries is consistently developing in the spirit of the Joint statement on friendship, strategic partnership and cooperation signed in 2002.
Japan widely supports reforms implemented in Uzbekistan. Realization of joint projects in various areas contributes to further development of cooperation.
This week, the State Customs Committee of Uzbekistan hosted a presentation of a project to install X-ray scanning equipment at customs checkpoints on the border of Uzbekistan with neighboring countries. The project is implemented in the framework of the grant assistance of the government of Japan.
The event was attended by the chairman of the State Customs Committee of Uzbekistan Zohid Dusanov and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan Yosihisa Kuroda.
In accordance with the resolution of the President of Uzbekistan on ensuring effective use of the grant provided by the government of Japan for installing scanners at border customs points in Uzbekistan (29 January 2010), customs posts Ayritom in Surkhandarya region and Oybek in Tashkent region were equipped with X-ray scanning equipment using the grant funds.
“We are satisfied with the consistent development of cooperation between our countries,” Yosihisa Kuroda said. “We highly appreciate the efforts of Uzbekistan in ensuring peace and stability in Central Asia. The work conducted within this project will contribute to effective fighting against illicit trafficking in weapons and drugs in the border areas of Uzbekistan, and strengthen peace and stability in the region.”
UzA, Nodira Manzurova, 11 March 2011, 20:37