Both cities agree to shareexpertise and leading policies in trade, investment, science, and education
In celebration of the 30thanniversary of establishing friendly diplomatic ties between Korea andUzbekistan, the Incheon Metropolitan City Government signed an agreement onfriendly relations with Fergana, a city leading the growth and development ofUzbekistan.
On December 16 (localtime), Incheon’s Vice Mayor for Culture, Welfare and Political Affairs LeeHaeng-sook visited Fergana, Uzbekistan, and signed the agreement on friendlyrelations.
▲ In celebration of the30th anniversary of establishing friendly diplomatic ties between Korea andUzbekistan, the Incheon Metropolitan City Government signed an agreement onfriendly relations with Fergana, a city leading the growth and development ofUzbekistan.
Vice Mayor Lee's visit toUzbekistan came after Fergana extended an official invitation to Incheon inorder to celebrate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea andUzbekistan, and also the 85th anniversary of Koreans arriving and settling inUzbekistan. Bozorov Hayrulla, Governor of Fergana, met with the Koreanambassador to Uzbekistan last October and asked for the Korean government’ssupport in finding new ways to expand exchanges and cooperation. Thisultimately led to the agreement on friendly relations between Incheon andFergana.
At the signing ceremony,Vice Mayor Lee Haeng-sook and Governor Bozorov Hayrulla celebrated the 30thanniversary of friendly diplomatic relations between Korea and Uzbekistan, andthe two cities agreed to share expertise and leading policies in various fieldssuch as trade, investment, science, education, and the environment. Inparticular, both cities promised close cooperation not only in vitalizingbusiness and economic exchanges between companies in Fergana, which is theleading agricultural and industrial city in Uzbekistan, and Incheon, but also incultural exchanges and interactions. This agreement is expected to promoteofficial exchange and cooperation programs between the two cities goingforward.
Deputy Mayor LeeHaeng-sook said, “We believe our agreement with Fergana is very important inthat Incheon is now the first city to build a bridge of friendship andcooperation with Fergana in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS),outside of Russia.” The Deputy Mayor added, “I hope we can open a new directflight service between Incheon International Airport and Fergana InternationalAirport, and stimulate economic cooperation as well as collaborative cultureand sports initiatives between the two cities as well.”