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Uzda District Executive Committee
8 September 2023

Kochanova: Women's business is a driver of interstate processes

Women's business is a driver of interstate processes that bring many benefits for people, Chairperson of the Council of the Republic Natalya Kochanova said at the plenary session “Women entrepreneurs - the potential for developing business contacts between Belarus and Uzbekistan” of the first Belarus-Uzbekistan Women's Business Forum, BelTA has learned.

“Formats such as the Women's Business Forum are a powerful tool to iron out all kinds of differences, come up with smart and promising solutions to strengthen the unity of our peoples. I sincerely congratulate all of us on such a milestone event in the history of Belarus-Uzbekistan cooperation and a very important step in a long journey of our countries. This forum is opening up new opportunities to add fresh momentum to bilateral relations. During the forum, 14 memorandums and cooperation agreements will be signed, including an agreement on launching a joint leather and footwear production, as well as 14 contracts worth over Br60 million, or 226 billion Uzbek soums,” Natalya Kochanova said.

In addition to that, the forum serves as a platform for building contacts between leading women's and youth organizations of Belarus and Uzbekistan. “I have no doubt that this is just a start, and this event will have a ripple effect. After all, the topic of women's entrepreneurship is indeed very important and comprehensive: it covers almost all areas of life and is part and parcel of socio-economic development,” the speaker noted.

“Women's business acts as a driver of interstate processes that generate many positive social effects. These are mutual stimulation of business and investment activity, implementation of joint projects, creation of local points of growth, improvement of financial literacy of the female population, women's empowerment, unlocking human and economic potential at all levels. We see that women play an important role in business, economy, social activities and politics. Together we, women, can achieve a lot, together we can do everything. And this forum is a testimony to that as it is a unifying initiative of women of Belarus and Uzbekistan that seeks to build trust, solidarity and partnership,” she said.

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