A number of regional and international agreements helped Central Asian states attain substantial GDP growth in 2017.
Bilateral trade this year will exceed last year's indicators, reaching almost $1.7 billion (549.5 billion KZT), according to trade officials.
Global competitiveness, a green economy, privatisation and infrastructure are among top priorities Kazakhstan and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development agreed upon.
Loans to farmers and agro-firms are creating 2,500 job opportunities across Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan prides itself on its diverse melons and other agricultural products, and hopes to make inroads into a new American market.
'I love the people' was a common sentiment among a group of American tourists on a recent multi-country tour of the region's oldest cities.
The project aims to improve the situation in Syrdarya Province and provide access to safe drinking water for its approximately 280,000 residents.
Officials want to double the number of tourists in Samarkand by 2021.
Uzbekistani citizens unwilling to buy hard currency -- dollars, euros, etc. -- on the black market experience various hardships and inconveniences stemming from official policies.
Trade between the two countries is flourishing as the two sides seek warmer and more-lucrative ties.