Swiss Cooperation in Uzbekistan
The Swiss cooperation with Uzbekistan began in 1992 when Uzbekistan joined the Swiss-led constituencies at the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The implementation of the first Swiss projects in Uzbekistan started soon after opening of the Swiss Embassy in Tashkent in 1993. This assistance was basically related to co-financing the Aral Sea Basin program of the World Bank. Through the nineties, the scope of cooperation increased and in 2002, the Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) was opened in Tashkent.
The Cooperation Strategy for the period of 2012-2015 foresees to continue concentrating on same domains.
The Swiss Development assistance, since the inception of the cooperation program, has reached an amount of about USD 97 million, of which around USD 40 million have been allocated for bilateral projects.