August 25, 2011
PRESIDENTS MEETS WITH US SENATOR
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with US Republican Senator, member of several influential Senate committees Lindsey Graham, at the Oqsaroy August 25.
Welcoming the guest, the head of state said that relations with the United States are highly appreciated in Uzbekistan as much as the prospects of their consolidation are regarded with optimism.
Trade and economic, investment, scientific and technological ties have been essential in the bilateral cooperation. A substantial growth in the mutual trade is anticipated this year.
The talks at the Oqsaroy covered a wider range of regional and international issues. The discussion included crisis resolution in Afghanistan where Uzbekistan has been energetic in restoring peaceful life. It has been stressed that economic reconstruction in that country is critical for political stabilization and return to normal life of the population.
Lindsey Graham expressed gratitude to the leader of Uzbekistan for a warm welcome and a thorough exchange of views on pressing issues of bilateral agenda along with other topics of shared interest.
The Senator agreed that it is important for the two countries to interact in addressing the situation and imperative social problems in Afghanistan, along with securing economic renewal in that nation.