On 25 Nov 2021, we had a fruitful meeting with SMIE Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp) towards establishing a collaboration between Angkasa International (AJIV) and SME Corp. The primary objectives are to assist Malaysian SMEs to enter Uzbekistan and other countries in the Central Asia markets while facilitating SMEs from Central Asia entering Malaysia and other markets in the ASEAN.
AJIV led by its Managing Director Encik Abu Hassan Ahmad updated the team from SME Corp led by its Director of International Cooperation Division, Tuan Amrul Nazri Abdullah, on the current business transformation and government initiatives towards increasing trade and investments from foreign investors to Uzbekistan.
AJIV expressed its support towards initiatives of SME Corp in developing SMEs to be export-ready enterprises. We agreed to be involved in SME matching programs, to plan and organize trade missions while being a trade-linker covering Central Asia Region amd Afghanistan for year 2022.
SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp. Malaysia) is the central coordinating agency (CCA) under the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (MEDAC) that coordinates the implementation of development programmes for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across all related Ministries and agencies.
It acts as a central point of reference for research and data dissemination on SMEs and entrepreneurs, as well as provides business advisory services for SMEs and entrepreneurs throughout the country.
AJIV is a joint venture of Malaysia and Uzbekistan incorporated in the Republic of Uzbekistan. The objective of which is the formation of a platform to assist businesses towards entering the Uzbekistan market. AJIV is of the view that it is ripe for companies to enter the market as both nations undergo reforms on all fronts. That said, we invite companies from all ASEAN nations to consider investing in Uzbekistan.
For more information on investing in Uzbekistan, please contact the following persons at our offices in Kuala Lumpur. Dilshod Elmuradov at +60 16-634 5577 or Janet Peters at +60 16-238 3545