Uzbekistan holds a video exhibition of handicrafts and dried fruits in Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) - The Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Canada (with a residence in the city of Washington) together with the Canadian Business Association in Russia and Eurasia (CERBA) organized a video-video project within the framework of the Virtual Consultation Tour on Eurasian Small and Medium Enterprises an exhibition of products of national art crafts and dried fruits of Uzbekistan for Canadian retailers and individual entrepreneurs, Dunyo reported.
The event was attended by representatives of more than 30 Canadian companies and entrepreneurs, as well as 18 enterprises and factories in the fields of food, cosmetics and children’s toys in Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.
The Uzbek side was represented by the chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan A. Ikramov, the head of the Hunarmand Association, the deputy chairman of the CCI of Uzbekistan U. Abdullaev, the co-founder of the Agrobusiness organization R. Khakimov, the general manager of Garden Cells M. Niyozov, General Director of Gulnora Art and Director of Craft and Art G. Odilova.
Opening the event, the regional director of CERBA in Ottawa, M. Belsky, thanked the representatives of our country for participating in this online exhibition and assured of her readiness to provide all possible assistance to the artisans of Uzbekistan in the creation of trading houses, as well as stores of national handicraft products in Canada.
Belskikh also praised such a traditional direction of the food industry of the republic as the production of dried fruits, given the fact that in recent years Uzbekistan has become one of the leaders in Central Asia in the supply of these products abroad.
Chairman of the CCI of Uzbekistan A. Ikramov thanked the management of CERBA for organizing this event. It was noted that the CCI of Uzbekistan since March 2017 has a cooperation agreement with the Canadian Business Association in Russia and Eurasia, which is actively working to promote both Uzbek enterprises in the Canadian market and Canadian enterprises in our country. The joint forums, which have been held over the past three years together with CERBA, are gathering more and more participants of medium and small businesses in both countries. Canadian innovation companies show great interest in cooperation, in particular in the oil and gas and chemical industries.
Director of the La Petite Russie store A. Gontmakher noted that due to its history and centuries-old traditions, the Uzbek culture is very popular in Canada. She supported the initiative to establish cooperation with the “Hunarmand” association and proposed at the current stage to focus on establishing business contacts, obtaining information on the activities of the Association, and presentation materials on its members from among world-famous artisans.
The head of the supply department of PRInternational, C. Setienna, expressed his readiness to cooperate with the Uzbek companies Garden Cells and Agribusiness. He noted that PRInternational works in close cooperation with more than 40 countries, imports and distributes various dried fruits, seeds and grains in Canada.
The Honorary Consul of Uzbekistan in the United States, K. Lopez, for her part, praised the quality of products manufactured by artisans in our country. She noted that last year, more than 20 artisans from Uzbekistan participated in the International Folk Art Market, which is held annually in the city of Santa Fe, presenting a large assortment of samples of traditional art, in particular, silk and wool carpets, clothes and other products from traditional tissue.
- Odilova, representative of the GULNOR LLC trading house, presented a large assortment of samples of traditional textile products from silk in the Iroki style at the event. Samples of textiles aroused great interest among the participants, who praised the sophistication and diversity of the Uzbek textile art, which harmoniously combined the ancient and modern look of our country.
As a result of the event, it can be noted that the video exhibition of products of folk art and dried fruits of Uzbekistan, presented by Canadian companies and entrepreneurs, allowed to increase the interest of the foreign side and gave a start to establishing cooperation with Uzbek companies. An agreement was also reached with CERBA to hold a video exhibition of textile products in Uzbekistan in the near future in order to raise awareness among Canadian companies and entrepreneurs.