The Embassy of Italy in Uzbekistan collaborated with The European House-Ambrosetti to organise a round table held on 14 December at the Hyatt Regency in Tashkent, bringing together fifty of the most critical top managers of private and public enterprises in the country. The objective of the event – “Strengthening bilateral cooperation to enable a solid and sustainable development in Uzbekistan” – was to contribute to the country’s growth and strengthen the economic, cultural, and political ties with Italy, Europe, and their business communities.
Based on relations established in the past, which in December 2020 resulted in the organisation of the first entirely virtual “Italy-Uzbekistan Business Forum”, the European House-Ambrosetti presented the “Ambrosetti Uzbekistan Platform” in Tashkent. Through an articulated programme of activities, the initiative aims to support the country in improving its regional and global visibility and its attractiveness for foreign investments.
The platform was born at a time of great dynamism in the relations between Italy and Uzbekistan. It proposes itself as a tool for further cooperation, especially in those sectors in which Italy is world excellence and that are strategic for developing the Uzbek economy.
The Round Table hosted several institutional interventions and a debate session. Among the speakers, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Manlio Di Stefano; Sodiq Safayev, First Vice-President of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis and Acting Rector of UWED; the Ambassador of Italy to Uzbekistan Agostino Pinna; Otabek Akbarov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Italy; Luca Miraglia, CEO of The European House-Ambrosetti Middle East & Central Asia.