Abdulaziz Kamilov hold telephone conversation with US Secretary of State
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov held a telephone conversation with the US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, the US State Department said in a statement.
Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed U.S. steadfast support for Uzbekistan’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence, and for President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s reform agenda.
The Secretary and Foreign Minister reflected on the progress of human rights reforms, including broadening religious freedom, combatting trafficking in persons, and expanding space for civil society and journalists.
The Secretary and the Foreign Minister also discussed opportunities for U.S. exporters and investors as Uzbekistan pursues market-oriented policies and privatization.
Reflecting on the growing U.S. – Uzbekistan partnership and strategic alignment, Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kamilov lauded their governments’ decision to elevate annual bilateral political consultations to a Strategic Partnership Dialogue.
Within this Dialogue, the United States and Uzbekistan will pursue closer cooperation across political, security, economic, and human dimensions.