President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy July 6 met with Dan Burton, Chairman of Subcommittee in the US House of Representatives, and the Congressman Gregory Meeks.
Greeting the guests, the head of our state said he considers the visit by an eminent delegation of the United States Congress to Uzbekistan as an evidence of the dynamic development and consistent consolidation of the Uzbek-American dialogue, as a fine opportunity for an exchange of views on the current state and prospects of bilateral relations, on regional security and stability issues.
It has been noted during the conversation that the expanding inter-parliamentary ties constitute one of the key components of cooperation between Uzbekistan and the United States, an element that facilitates the enhancement of mutual understanding and confidence, enlargement of multilayered partnership in political, trade and economic, investment, humanitarian areas, along with issues pertinent to democratic and civil society development.
During discussion of international affairs, the meeting participants paid a particular attention to the Afghan topic, to the unfolding situation in that country and the variety of eventual developments. It was stressed that Uzbekistan has been, and is going to keep, taking part – on bilateral basis – in the construction of socioeconomic and infrastructure facilities in Afghanistan designed to produce conditions for its peaceful revitalization.
The Congressmen expressed gratitude to the leader of Uzbekistan for a warm meeting and the opportunity to constructively discuss the important aspects of bilateral agenda, the pressing regional and global issues.
The sides underscored the shared interest in bolstering the Uzbek-American interaction across the entire spectrum of cooperation areas on the mutually advantageous and long-term basis.