August 22, 2009
US, Uzbekistan sign military cooperation agreement
The US and Uzbek ministries of defense have signed an agreement on military cooperation, including training and educational exchanges, a US embassy said on Thursday.
The document was signed by Uzbek Maj. Gen. Kabul Berdieyev and Gen. David Petraeus during the latter\\\'s one-day visit to the Central Asian country on 18 August.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov told a top US military official on Tuesday that his country was ready to strengthen ties with the United States on equal partnership terms.
Petraeus told Karimov that the current US administration is interested in cooperation with Uzbekistan in several areas, the embassy said.