SAMARKAND (NNI) The Uzbek government has announced incentives in the specialized investment zones for Pakistani investors including 15 years exemption from taxes. This decision was taken in a meeting, held in the Ministry of Economy here, between Uzbek Economy Minister DiI Morad Turdive and the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry(FPCCI) delegation led by its president Senator Haji Ghulam Ali. It was pointed out that there are immense opportunities of trade and investment between the two friendly countries. By enhancing trade the relationship will be further strengthened. Dil Morad stated that Uzbekistan has large deposits of resources and with Pakistans strength in textile, pharmaceutical and leather the businessman in Uzbekistan will be able to develop and enter into joint ventures for bilateral trade. He invited the Pakistani businessman and investors to come and avail the opportunities and export to other CIS countries and Russia. Senator Haji Ghulam Ali while responding stated that the delegation comprised of top businessman from diversified sectors and this is the first time that such a large and high profile delegation is visiting Uzbekistan. This visit will be a landmark in the bilateral relationship between the two brotherly countries. Senator Haji Ghulam Ali invited the Uzbek Economic Minister to lead a businessmen delegation to Pakistan which will further strength the trade and economic relationship. The Pakistani delegation consisted of the following members: Pakistani Ambassador Waheed-ul-Hassan, Tariq Memood, Mirza Abdul Rehman, Khalil-ur-Rehman, Abdul Waheed, Kashif Zaheer, Arshad Aziz, Tariq Masood Khan, Muzaffar Hussain, Obaid-ur-Rehman, Mir Nasir Abbas, Muhammad Abid, Mukhtar Hussain and Shabih Muzaffar.