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 in the world participated in the 2nd International Textile Conference organized within the scope of the Global Textile Days event that took place in Tashkent.

Speaking at the opening of the conference, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Elyar Ganiyev said that Uzbekistan, which had previously exported cotton raw materials, was then striving to grab an important share in the textile sector by developing and making large investments in the textile sector. Along with the attached great importance to improving the investment and business environment in the country, Ganiyev added that the textile sector had become the most invested and exported sector in Uzbekistan.

Ganiyev emphasized that they increased the amount of processed cotton 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 that sector. He added: “We aim to increase the export of textile products to 2 billion dollars in 2019 and the amount of investment to 500 million dollars.”

“Turkey is ready to share experience gained over many years with Uzbekistan”

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

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