The President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, in his conversation with the Italian leader, noted with pleasure that practical cooperation with large companies of this country has already begun, and successful cooperation with them in metallurgy, energy, electrical engineering, agriculture and other sectors. The portfolio of joint projects amounted to 9 billion euros. In 2022, investments and loans will amount to 222.6 million dollars, direct investments attracted to the economy of Uzbekistan have increased by 3 times in the last four years. The number of joint ventures has doubled to 60 now. President Shavkat Mirziyoev is among the leading Italian investors FIN.OPERA s.r.l. specially recognized the BMB-OPERA ZAFFERANO joint venture established jointly with BMB HOLDING for saffron cultivation and export.