USA is ready to support the independence and sovereignty of Uzbekistan



The United States is prepared to support the independence and sovereignty of Uzbekistan. US Deputy Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Donald Lu, met with Uzbekistan's Deputy Foreign Minister, Gayrat Fazilov, in Tashkent. This information was reported in a document published by the US State Department.

At the third session of the Strategic Partnership Dialogue between Uzbekistan and the USA, held in Tashkent on November 7, several critical issues in the development of bilateral relations between the USA and Uzbekistan were discussed.

The United States reaffirmed its ongoing support for Uzbekistan's independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, as well as its endorsement of Uzbekistan's accession to the World Trade Organization.

The parties exchanged views on regional matters, such as the continuation of humanitarian activities in Afghanistan and the strengthening of a constructive partnership within the C5+1 diplomatic format.

The delegations highlighted the importance of mutual economic partnership to further increase and diversify the volume of trade and investments, promote agricultural reforms in Uzbekistan, expand economic opportunities for women, and jointly address the climate crisis. The American side welcomed the reforms aimed at liberalizing Uzbekistan's economy.
The United States and Uzbekistan have signed a bilateral Cultural Heritage Agreement, which enhances diplomatic relations between the two countries in combating the illegal trade of ancient art, artifacts, and cultural resources.

The delegations plan to continue expert-level meetings of the working groups. The next strategic partnership dialogue between the USA and Uzbekistan is scheduled to be held in Washington in 2024.


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