09:23, 27 June 2022 Page views 628 views

Uzbekistan will develop e-commerce together with MasterCard and Visa

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According to the press office of the ministry, an Uzbek delegation led by Minister Sherzod Shermatov met with representatives of the payment systems during a visit to the United States aimed to develop the US-Uzbek partnership.

On June 20, Shermatov had a meeting with MasterCard VP Sami Lahouda to discuss the priorities for cooperation in the development of e-commerce ecosystems and prospects for building of a partner platform for online payments and other services.

Besides, joint educational projects for SMB were discussed, as well as the launch of Uzbek-language versions of MasterCard online platforms such as Entrepreneurs Odyssey, MasterCard Academy and others.

Minister Shermatov proposed MasterCard to create an e-commerce portal for small businesses and organize master classes and lectures at universities.

The next day, the Minister and Visa representatives discussed the issues of facilitating the growth of SMEs in Uzbekistan, including the use of a special settlement platform for that purpose. The delegation also visited the Visa data center and got acquainted with its work.