Uzbekistan and EBRD discuss issues of reforming the banking sector
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- A meeting of the delegation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with the leadership of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade, the Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank and the Agency for State Assets Management was held on 4 July.
The sides discussed issues of possible cooperation between the EBRD and Uzbekistan within the framework of the initiative to reform the country’s banking sector.
Representatives of the bank put forward conceptual proposals on the systemic transformation of the banking and financial sector, involving thorough diagnostics of commercial banks in the republic, mechanisms for optimizing asset allocation in order to increase commercial efficiency and form a medium and long-term development strategy in a market economy.
Also, the proposed format of cooperation provides for post-transformation financial support programs, an increase in the volume of investment injections into the economy of Uzbekistan.
During the dialogue, various approaches to the implementation of this initiative were voiced and considered.
Following the meeting, the parties agreed to hold a number of additional meetings to more specifically work out the proposals put forward.