December 3, 2010
Uzbekistan, US sign Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement
Uzbekistan and the United States signed an Intergovernmental Agreement on Science and Technology Cooperation on 2 December in Tashkent.
The document envisages cooperation between the Uzbek and the US government bodies, higher educational institutions, scientific research centers and private companies in the fields of science and technology.
The agreement aims at fuller use of scientific and technical potential of the two countries, expansion and strengthening of the ties between the Uzbek and the US scientific and technical communities and supporting mutual cooperation in this sphere.
The sides have agreed for mutual exchange of information, experience and technologies, organizing joint seminars, conferences and meetings, training scientists, experts and technical specialists, as well as joint implementation of projects.
The scientific and technical cooperation between Uzbekistan and the US covers areas like energy, information and communication technologies, biotechnology, healthcare, nanotechnologies, agriculture and water management, environmental protection and other areas.
The agreement was signed by the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Uzbekistan Rustam Azimov and the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.