IT centre in Tashkent to be named after Nehru
The decision was taken during talks of Inter-Governmental Commission on trade and economic cooperation.Updated: Mar 08, 2006 20:37 IST
India and Uzbekistan have agreed to name the IT centre being set up in Tashkent University of Information Technology after Jawahar Lal Nehru.
The decision was taken during talks of Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation between India and Uzbekistan, an official release said on Wednesday.
The meeting was chaired by Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh and Alisher Erkinovich Shaykhov, Uzbek Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade.
The two sides also signed a protocol under which the Central Asian country would source a large number of products from India including cotton, grain, mineral fertilizers, polyethylene, liquid gas, raw silk and silk products, copper and zinc as part of measures to increase trade.
New Delhi also asked Tashkent to expedite proposals for Indian companies in mining of gold in Uzbekistan and requested to nominate an agency for signing an MoU with MMTC and National Mineral Development Corporation from Indian side, the release said.
First Published: Mar 08, 2006 20:37 IST