Rungis International Market and the Republic of Uzbekistan signed a framework agreement on Wednesday December 9th for the creation of a network of wholesale markets in Uzbekistan. The signing ceremony took place by videoconference, in the presence of Franck Riester, Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
SEMMARIS, the managing company of the Rungis International Market and the world's leading operator of agro-logistics infrastructure, will provide its expertise to the Uzbek Ministry of Agriculture for the creation of a network of wholesale markets.
This fully integrated network will be labeled “Rungis International”. By 2022, it will allow more than 3 million tons of goods to be handled through 8 ultramodern hubs. This is the same volume as in the Parisian facilities.
"The expertise of SEMMARIS has allowed the Rungis International Market to become a French and international flagship of agro-logistics. We are very happy to put this know-how at the service of Uzbekistan, which has launched an ambitious agricultural development strategy. This partnership is strengthening the already dynamic economic cooperation between our two countries, especially since the visit to France of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in 2018,” said Stéphane Layani, President of the Rungis International Market.
About the Rungis international market
The Rungis International Market, with an area of 234 hectares at the gates of Paris, is a true ecosystem at the service of the French food supply, urban fresh food logistics, the development of our regions and our gastronomic heritage, and the maintenance of specialized retail trade and of the activity at the city centers. 1,209 companies, with 12,000 employees, market 2.8 million tons of products each year for a total turnover of 9.4 billion Euro. Founded in 1965, SEMMARIS is the managing company of the Rungis International Market, whose main missions are the development, operation, marketing and promotion of the infrastructures of the Rungis Market.
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