NEWS AND EVENTS
September 22, 2010
Islam Karimov meets Ban Ki-Moon
On September 20, President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon at UN headquarters in New York.
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at of the United Nations, met with UN Secretary General.
Prior to the talks, Uzbek head of state made a record in the book of honorary guests of the UN.
“There is a growing interest of the UN to Uzbekistan and Central Asian states,” said Islam Karimov. “We appreciate the cooperation with UN in ensuring peace and stability in our region, strengthening security, combating drug trafficking, transnational organized crime and other threats, addressing environmental concerns and efficient use of water and energy resources.”
Strong ties have been established between Uzbekistan and UN agencies such as UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, World Health Organization, and this cooperation is actively developing, President Karimov said.
Uzbekistan cooperates with the UN in many areas. The agenda of mutual relations, in addition to security issues, includes environment, economic development, education and health as well as issues such like UN reform and improvement of the efficiency of its bodies.
Uzbekistan supports the proposal to consolidate the UN structure in Uzbekistan in a single representation. This will allow the further development and intensification of cooperation between Uzbekistan and UN, contributing to effective coordination of its structure in Uzbekistan.
The UN highly appreciates the cooperation with Uzbekistan, and pays special attention to relations with the country and the whole Central Asian region, Ban Ki-Moon noted during the meeting.
The sides exchanged views on issues of the further development of relations between Uzbekistan and UN.
UzA News Agency