In Rostov-on-don will open the Consulate General of Uzbekistan

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis in fotoballoon-on-don. Archival photoIn Rostov-on-don will open the Consulate General of Uzbekistan© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis the image Bank

Consulate General of the Republic of Uzbekistan will be opened in Rostov-on-don in the near future, said on Friday the government of the Rostov region.

«In the near future we expect to open in Rostov Consulate General of the Republic of Uzbekistan. This decision has been made at the Federal level», — quotes words of the Governor of Rostov region Vasily Golubev at a business Breakfast during the forum in Tashkent.

On Friday in Tashkent started the main day of the first forum of interregional cooperation between Russia and Uzbekistan, aimed at strengthening trade and economic ties between the two countries. In the framework of the forum an exhibition of agricultural and agro-industrial products. The Russian part of the exhibition are the seven subjects of the Russian Federation.

The stand of the Rostov region is the largest in the Russian exposition. 500 square meters of the exposed technique «Rostselmash», as well as products of companies «Donbasnaftoprodukt», «Yug Rusi», «Celina», «lighthouse», confectionery factory «Mishkino», a cheese factory «Semikarakorskiy».

According to Golubev, the Rostov region there is great potential to expand cooperation with regions of Uzbekistan. «Over the past year the foreign trade turnover of the Rostov region and the Republic of Uzbekistan almost doubled, exceeding 163 million US dollars. More than two-thirds have increased our exports to the Republic», — he said.

The main products of export to Uzbekistan – mineral products, food products and raw materials for their production, engineering products. For example, since the beginning of the year, the plant «Rostselmash» delivered to Uzbekistan 100 combine harvesters and as many sets of combine harvesters and tractors.