Ambassador of Uzbekistan to India Farhod Arziev today assured that the frequency of flights operating between the two countries would be increased by 2018, the BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) said. He was speaking during an interactive session on 'Investment Opportunities' in Uzbekistan, organised here under the aegis of the BRICS CCI. "Arziev announced setting up of a Special Economic Zone in Uzbekistan especially for Indian pharmaceutical companies which are keen to set up manufacturing facilities in Uzbekistan," BRICS CCI said in a statement. He also spoke about simplifying its visa regime.
In reply to a question, the ambassador assured of reducing its tourist visa-related administrative fee for visitors soon, the CCI said. Arziev also emphasised on setting up of a waste management base in Uzbekistan along with Indian companies dealing in the same field. "In order to foster educational cooperation with India in solar training and other vocational courses, the ambassador willingly invited team of educationists from India to explore possible opportunity in the said field," it said.