The Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Malaysia has held talks with Malaysian Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry, Ronald Kiandy. One of the topics of discussion was the further development of mutually beneficial cooperation in the agricultural and food industry.
Ronald Kiandy praised the ongoing agriculture reforms in Uzbekistan during this meeting. He highlighted the public administration system improvement, widespread introduction of market relations, strengthening of the legal framework for relations between producers, processors and distributors of agricultural products, attraction of investments and the provision of modern technologies to agricultural producers.
Both parties stressed the importance of further increasing the volume of exports of Uzbek fresh and dried fruit and vegetable products to Malaysia. East-fruit.com reports that, following the meeting, an agreement was reached on holding further online negotiations of the State Plant Quarantine Inspection under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Department of Agriculture of Malaysia and the MAQIS quarantine service inspectorate. The goal would be to study Malaysian experience in this industry and to establish partnerships between the Uzbek Research and Production Center of Agriculture and Malaysian Institute.