Jamshid Khodjaev, Minister of Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan, led a three-member delegation from his country on a visit to the Cairo Headquarters of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) to explore opportunities for collaboration between the African trade finance bank and Uzbekistan.
Mr. Khodjaev, who was received by Amr Kamel, Afreximbank Executive Vice-President in charge of Business Development and Corporate Banking, said that Uzbekistan is keen to establish strong ties with Afreximbank and that it wants to learn more about activities and products of the Bank.
He noted that the establishment of such ties will foster trade relations between Africa and Uzbekistan, and enable Uzbek businesses to know more about Africa as a business destination.
Welcoming the minister, Mr. Kamel explained that Afreximbank is currently implementing its fifth strategic plan – which is dubbed ‘IMPACT 2021: Africa Transformed’. That strategy is anchored on four strategic pillars, including intra-African trade and industrialisation and export development.
Mr. Kamel informed him that the Bank, in collaboration with the African Union and the government of Egypt as well as several other partners, is organising an Intra-African Trade Fair in Cairo from 11 to 17 December. He invited Uzbekistan to consider participating in the event.
The Uzbek delegation also included Aybek Arif Usmanov, the country’s Ambassador to Egypt.