July 13, 2009
Islam Karimov receives William Burns
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received US Under Secretary for Political Affairs William Burns in Tashkent on 13 July.
The head of the state said the meeting was a good opportunity to exchange opinions on the issues of bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
“We consider your visit as the confirmation of the United States’ readiness to further develop relations with Uzbekistan on a constructive and pragmatic basis, with consideration of the long-term interests of the both countries,” Islam Karimov said.
William Burns noted the US administration was interested in developing relations with Uzbekistan in all spheres.
The sides considered issues related to Uzbek-US relations and other topics representing mutual interest.
The Uzbek-American relations cover a wide range of issues of international and regional policy, including fighting transnational threats, as well as strengthening security and stability.
Uzbekistan and the US cooperate in establishment of peace and stability in Afghanistan and socioeconomic recovery of this country.
The non-military and humanitarian cargo is delivered to Afghanistan via the territory of Uzbekistan.