Istanbul Jewelers Association actively participates in Uzbekistan’s jewelry industry

The Istanbul Jewelers Association (IJA) is collaborating with Uzbek authorities to transfer Turkey’s experiences in this field to contribute to the development of the jewelry sector in Uzbekistan.

According to information obtained by AA correspondent, the IJA is conducting joint efforts to facilitate the development of the jewelry industry in Uzbekistan, which is among the top 10 gold producers globally, and to establish the legal infrastructure in the country.

Within the scope of mutual cooperation, the IJA management hosted a delegation from Uzbekistan last month. Subsequently, upon the invitation of Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, they visited the country and conducted various meetings, inspecting jewelry businesses in Tashkent, Namangan, and Samarkand.

The foundation of cooperation was laid in Istanbul The Uzbekistan delegation, aiming to benefit from Turkey’s experiences in the jewelry sector for the development of their own industry, visited the Istanbul Jewelers Association after their contacts in Ankara. They held meetings with the President of IJA, Mustafa Atayık, and members of the board of directors.

During these meetings, the Uzbekistan delegation discussed opportunities for inter-sectoral cooperation and the establishment of legal and technological infrastructure for the jewelry sector in Uzbekistan. This meeting bore fruit quickly, and upon President Mirziyoyev’s invitation, the IJA management traveled to Uzbekistan.

Planning to outline a joint roadmap During the meeting between President Atayık and members of the board of directors of the IJA with President Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan, it was decided to collaborate to contribute to the development of Uzbekistan’s jewelry sector under the framework of the ‘New Uzbekistan’ project, leveraging the knowledge and resources of the IJA.

Furthermore, during the visit to Uzbekistan, the Istanbul Jewelers Association delegation also participated in the opening ceremony of a jewelry company’s production facility. As part of the collaboration, meetings and joint efforts between the delegations are planned for next month to outline a joint roadmap with all relevant institutions and organizations in the country.

source: prepared by Melisa Beğiç

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