January 3. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received a delegation headed by Daewoo chairman Kim U Djung.
March 12. A decree of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov "On creating the Chamber of commodity producers and entrepreneurs" was issued.
March 19. A meeting chaired by President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov of the interstate council on economic reform, entrepreneurship and foreign investment under the President was held.
March 20. A decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov "On further measures to stimulate enterprises and exports" was issued.
April 3. At the German business support center a meeting of the contracts market was held.
A decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov "On measures for state support of agriculture" was issued.
Apri; 23-27. A German business delegation held talks on joint projects.
April 30. An international symposium on automotive transit sponsored by the EU was held, including specialists from Uzavtotrans.
April. A conference sponsored by the Swiss center for trade, development and cooperation with Uzbekistan was held.
May 7-10. The first international exhibition of agricultural products and packaging was held.
May 9. At the Uzbek-US JV Coca cola in Kibrai, a second Coke factory opened.
May 22. IBM opened a representative office in Tashkent.
May 28. An international seminar on problems of the financial sector in Central Asia was held.
May 31. A decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov "On additional measures to stimulate foreign investment" was issued.
May. The first session of the Gildi Brokers (stock market members) club was held.
The rail route Shahrihon-Hanabad opened.
July 19. In Asaka, Andijan province, there was a presentation by the Uzbek-South Korean JV UzDaewooavto. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov spoke.
August 14. The US export commission fund EAF awarded Hlopkopromsbyt, Namangan province, the Gold Globe prize for high quality cotton.
September 11-13. The seminar "National institutions for human rights" was held with greetings from the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.
September 24-27. The seminar "Social politics in the transition economy" was held.
September 26. At the Minisitry of foreign economic ties, an Uzbek-German agreement on development in agriculture was signed.
September. At Fergana state production firm Uzneftepererabotka, new plastic-based lubricants fersola and ferlita started being produced.
September. In Asaka an Uzbek-Italian JV Federichi-Asaka-Makaroni began production.
October 2. In Samarkand the seminar "Airports of Central Asia - catalyst for tourism and economic development" opened.
September 7-11. The 55th plenary session of the international consultation committee on cotton opened. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov spoke.
October 15-17. The seminar of the economic commission of the UN "Easing international transit of cargo" opened.
October 16. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received a delegation from Daewoo headed by Kim U Djung. They discussed new engines, competitive models of cars and cooperation in textiles, cotton trade and telecommunications.
October 30. The French bank Societe generale opened an office in Tashkent.
October 30-31. The OSCE seminar "Cooperation in developing the environment of the Aral Sea basin" received greetings from President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.
October. The first 5-star hotel Intercontinental opened in Tashkent.
A new Uzbek-South Korean JV Uz-tonghong opened, producing seats for Nexias, Tikos and Damas.
The UzbekItalian JV Sovplastital received the Gold European award for quality in Paris. This is the 8th award this JV has earned.
November 4-8. The second international exhibition of consumer goods opened in Tashkent.
November. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received a delegation from the US farm machinery Caisse corporation headed by its president Jean-Pierre Rocco.
November 15. An international conference on human rights was held in Tashkent.
November 29. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received an delegation from Daewoo headed by Kim U Djung. They discussed new spare parts production and other issues.
November 30. In Toitepa the Uzbek-Korean JV Kabul-Toitepa textiles opened, and was congratulated by President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.
November. In Karshi the Uzbek-Turkish spinning JV opened.
A seminar on cooperation with France was held.
A seminar on "Intellectual property: business rights" was held.
In Namangan province an Uzbek-German JV began producing paper from cotton lint.
December 10. In Karshi the Uzbek-Turkish textile JV Kashteks opened with the cooperation of Iazeks.
December. In Nukus the first Karakalpak business center opened.
In Bukhara province, a factory to process marble opened by the Bukhoro association for foreign economic ties and the US fund to support business in Central Asia.