The First Forum of Regions of Belarus and Uzbekistan is kicking off in Minsk with themed panel discussions, BelTA has learned.
The forum will feature events on industrial cooperation, the agro-industrial complex and also interaction in the humanitarian, information and communication, and scientific fields. The plenary session scheduled for 30 July will focus on regional cooperation as the key factor for the development of interstate relations. It is expected that the forum will result in the signing of about 15 interregional agreements on cooperation and also commercial contracts.
Guests and participants of the forum will get familiar with the exhibition of Uzbek goods. Themed expositions will be on show on the sidelines of the panel discussions. A monument to Uzbek poet Alisher Navoi will be unveiled in Minsk during the forum.
Taking part in the event will be representatives of regions, ministries and agencies, MPs, and businessmen of the two countries. The delegation of Uzbekistan will be led by First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of Oliy Majlis (Parliament) Sadiq Safaev. The Uzbekistan delegation will include representatives of Andijan, Bukhara, Jizzakh, Namangan, Samarkand, Xorazm, Fergana and Tashkent regions.
The forum will take place as part of the official visit of Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Belarus.