Turkey-Uzbekistan business forum convenes in Tashkent

            By Bahtiyar Abdukerimov</p>  <p><p>TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AA) - The Turkey-Uzbekistan Business Forum is being held in the capital Tashkent. <br>

The event, which runs from April 14-19, was organized by the Turkish Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK), the Turkey-Uzbekistan Business Council and the Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Turkish and Uzbek businesspeople as well as Uzbek officials are taking part.

The goal of the forum is to gather the business communities of the two countries and to increase cooperation between them, Islam Casimov, vice chairman of the Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said in a speech Monday at the forum.

Izzet Ekmekcibası, chairman of the DEIK Turkey-Uzbekistan Business Council, provided information on the council's activities.

Throughout the forum, Turkish businesspeople will learn about business and investment opportunities and reforms in Uzbekistan.

Uzbek and Turkish businesspeople are also holding meetings

*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz