President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with President of the Islamic Development Bank Bandar Hajjar within the visit to Saudi Arabia.
Steady development of relations between Uzbekistan and the IDB, wide-scale cooperation of the parties in developing and implementing projects in social-economic areas was underlined at the meeting. Investments by the Islamic Development Bank in such spheres in Uzbekistan as healthcare, educations, irrigation, power industry, utilities, development of road infrastructure, support of small business are a vivid illustration of this.
The parties exchanged views on prospects of IDB's involvement in organization of an international scientific-research centre at the Imam Bukhari memorial complex in Samarkand, specialised in studying rich cultural heritage of our great ancestors, who added invaluable contribution to the development of humanity.
Other issues of further developing mutually beneficial cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Islamic Development Bank were discussed at the meeting.
Following the negotiations, a Memorandum of understanding between the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Islamic Development Bank on establishing Imam Bukhari international scientific-research centre was signed.