Turkey’s TIKA gives job-centered training to 150 Uzbeks

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Turkey’s state aid agency has given job-oriented training to 150 citizens of Uzbekistan, the agency said Monday.

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) gave the training in Istanbul in the areas of project management, entrepreneurship, engineering, and media for members of the Youth Alliance of Uzbekistan, students of the National University of Uzbekistan, members of the Tashkent State University of Economics, and employees of various institutions.

The training came courtesy of experts from TIKA, Anadolu Agency, the Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council (TUBITAK), Marmara Research Center, Istanbul's Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) University, the Turkish Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK), Independent Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (MUSIAD), and English news channel TRT World.

Trainees also had the opportunity to get to know Turkey better and experience Istanbul’s historical heritage.

Mehmet Sureyya Er, TIKA’s deputy chair, said at the graduation ceremony that TIKA is striving to develop cooperation between Turkey and Uzbekistan, which the countries’ presidents recently took to a strategic level.

Er said projects will continued to be carried out in Uzbekistan, particularly in the fields of education, health, and culture.

Last month, on a three-day official visit, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said TIKA aims to invest $60 million in Uzbekistan.

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