The number of enterprises with Azerbaijani capital in Tashkent has reached 180, Zafarkuja Tursunov, the deputy mayor of the city of Tashkent (Republic of Uzbekistan), said at the 2nd Azerbaijan-Uzbekistan Interregional Forum in Guba, Report informs.

According to him, Azerbaijani businessmen have great interest in projects in the construction, service and industry sectors.

“Azerbaijan’s mutual trade turnover with Tashkent exceeded $80 million last year, and stood at over $25 million in the first quarter of 2024. More than 8,000 tourists from Azerbaijan visited Tashkent in 2023. However, we realize that the current results do not correspond to the potential of the parties. Therefore, we should use the offered opportunities to expand trade and economic cooperation,” Tursunov noted.

According to the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan, trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan amounted to $178.8 million in 2023.