Background: Uzbekistan banned the import of potatoes from Kyrgyzstan, but there is no official document on the ban yet, the Ministry of Agriculture
The Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Kyrgyzstan, Komil Rashidov, commented on an unofficial ban on the import of potatoes from Kyrgyzstan at a press conference in Bishkek on August 29, 2018.
“First of all, this is a trade and economic issue and should be discussed at the level of relevant departments. As for the import of potatoes, there were difficult times in Uzbekistan and we imported from other countries, including from Kyrgyzstan.
However, now the agricultural sector in Uzbekistan is developing and the country even exports potatoes to other countries, ”he said.