August 18, 2009
President of Uzbekistan receives Commander of US Central Command
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received General David Petraeus, the Commander of the US Central Command, on 18 August at Oqsaroy residence in Tashkent.
Uzbekistan attaches great importance to further development of relations with the United States and is ready to expand constructive bilateral and multilateral cooperation based on mutual respect and equal partnership, Islam Karimov said.
Uzbekistan and the US cooperate in establishment of peace and stability in Afghanistan and socioeconomic revival of this country. Through the Uzbek territory, non-military and humanitarian cargoes are delivered to Afghanistan.
David Petraeus confirmed the interest of the current US administration in development of cooperation with Uzbekistan in various spheres.
The US general also noted Uzbekistan’s important contribution to the strengthening of stability in Afghanistan and regional security.
The sides considered perspectives of Uzbek-American relations and other issues representing mutual interest.