Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Elyar Ganiyev said that they aim to increase textile exports to $ 2 billion this year.

More than 100 officials and experts from nearly 20 countries of the world participated in the 2nd International Textile Conference organized within the scope of the Global Textile Days event that started in Tashkent.

Speaking at the opening of the conference, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Elyar Ganiyev said that Uzbekistan, which has previously exported cotton raw materials, is now striving to grab an important share in the textile sector by developing and making large investments in the textile sector. Stating that they attach great importance to improving the investment and business environment in the country, Ganiyev said that as a result, the textile sector has become the most investing and exporting sector in the country.

Ganiyev emphasized that they increased the amount of cotton processed from 400 thousand tons in 2016 to 800 thousand tons in the last 3 years as a result of the studies carried out for the development of the sector, adding that "We aim to increase the export of textile products to 2 billion dollars this year and the amount of investment made to the sector to 500 million dollars."

"Turkey, the experience gained over many years ready to transfer to Uzbekistan"

The Ambassador of Tashkent Mehmet Süreyya Er stated that nearly half of the thousand Turkish companies currently operating in the textile sector in Uzbekistan, which has the largest population, strong civilization, stable management and economic potential in the region, is promising a great future. 30-40 thousand citizens of Uzbek employment provided.

The European Union opened the textile market in Uzbekistan after the Turkish-Uzbek cooperation in the field of textile will continue to increase, Turkish textile manufacturers will increase the investments in Uzbekistan, and said that both countries will contribute to the textile sector greatly.