NEWS AND EVENTS
November 16, 2004
US DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE VISITS UZBEKISTAN
Michael Kozak, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor of the US Department of State, arrived in Tashkent on Monday from Frankfurt on Main.
The purpose of the visit to discuss perspectives of Uzbek-US relations, familiarise with political and democratic reforms, preparation to the December parliamentary elections and other issues with officials, as well as hold meetings with representatives of NGOs, Foreign Ministry told UzReport.com.
On Tuesday, Kozak is scheduled to meet Uzbekistan?s Foreign Minister Sadyk Safayev and hold talks at the National Human Rights Centre.
The following day, the US State Department representative will hold meetings at the ministries of interior and justice, Prosecutor General?s Office and Central Election Commission. He will also meet leaders of five parliamentary fractions.
On Thursday, Michael Kozak will visit Namangan region and on Friday Andijan region, where he will meet representatives of the local administrations.
On 20 November, Kozak will leave Tashkent for Frankfurt on Main.