Director of the Institute of Economics of the Latvian Academy of Sciences N. Linde stated that the scope of the initiatives of the President of Uzbekistan indicated at the SCO summit is not limited to the geographical framework of this organization. The proposals of the Head of Uzbekistan are of global importance and are comprehensive in nature.
In particular, the initiative of the leader of Uzbekistan on the demand for the use of non-standard approaches to the development of mutual trade, investment and innovation ties and interconnectivity in the context of a pandemic that led to a “break” in trade and logistics chains, a decline in production, and an increase in unemployment deserves special attention.
Dr. Linde expressed her conviction that the rate of the President of Uzbekistan on digitalization as a driver of economic development will fully justify itself in the near future. In this context, the expert saw the desire of Tashkent to harmonize the agenda of cooperation within the SCO with the priorities of economic development of Uzbekistan, including provisions of the Strategy “Digital Uzbekistan-2030”.
The Latvian scientist emphasized that the Baltic countries, in turn, also have colossal experience in the field of digitalization and increasing digital literacy of the population, which they are ready to share with Uzbekistan.