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Uzbekistan and Malaysia Strengthen Ties in Science, Technology, and Innovation

Kuala Lumpur, June 18, 2024, The Europe Today: Uzbekistan’s Ambassador, Karomiddin Gadoyev, met with Malaysia’s Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Chang Lee Kang, to discuss enhancing bilateral cooperation in science, technology, and innovation, according to Uzbek media.

During the meeting, detailed information was provided to the Malaysian side regarding Uzbekistan’s measures to accelerate the introduction of technologies across all sectors of its economy. This includes the development of science and innovation, the establishment of conducive conditions for the growth of digital technologies, and the privileges and preferences granted to foreign technological companies.

Minister Chang Lee Kang praised Uzbekistan’s focus on digital technologies and innovative development, acknowledging the country’s rapid progress as a regional hub for innovation and startups. He emphasized the mutual interest in activating cooperation and sharing expertise in these areas.

The discussions covered a wide range of topics, including digital technologies, the commercialization of scientific developments, and the implementation of joint start-up projects. Both sides exchanged views on intensifying cooperation between technological companies, technological parks, and research institutions.

Particular attention was given to organizing mutual visits, establishing experience exchange programs, and implementing new projects in fields such as information and communication technology (ICT), artificial intelligence, biotechnology, space technologies, water-saving technologies, energy efficiency, cybersecurity, and “Industry 4.0.” Agreements were reached on enhancing the qualifications of Uzbek representatives and attracting foreign companies specializing in business process outsourcing (BPO) and IT services to Uzbekistan.

This meeting underscores the commitment of both countries to foster practical and effective collaboration in the realm of science, technology, and innovation, paving the way for significant advancements and shared growth in these dynamic sectors.