23 September 2019

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Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

President of Uzbekistan receives US Under Secretary of State

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev received US Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale, who arrived in Tashkent on a visit.

The head of our state, sincerely welcoming the guest, noted with deep satisfaction the dynamic development of Uzbek-American multifaceted relations observed in recent years.
It was emphasized that the fruitful summit meetings held in Washington last May marked the beginning of a new era of strategic partnership between the two countries.

In turn, the American diplomat, thanking the leader of Uzbekistan for the warm welcome, conveyed the greetings and best wishes of the President of the United States Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

According to David Hale, the American side highly appreciates the ongoing reforms in Uzbekistan in the field of state building and the formation of a strong civil society, as well as reforms aimed at improving the level and quality of life of the population, ensuring the rights and freedoms of citizens.

Support was expressed for the efforts of Uzbekistan and other countries of Central Asia to strengthen relations of friendship, good neighborliness and mutually beneficial cooperation in the region.
An exchange of views took place on the issues of a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan and the active involvement of this country in regional processes.

During the conversation, topical issues of bilateral relations and the international agenda were also discussed.
We noted with satisfaction the intensification of contacts and the promotion of joint projects in the trade, economic, investment, innovative, educational, cultural and humanitarian fields with the participation of leading American companies, banks and organizations.

Particular attention is paid to supporting business initiatives following the results of the first certified US economic mission to Uzbekistan in June this year.
At the end of the meeting, Deputy Secretary of State David Hale reaffirmed the firm commitment of the United States to further developing strategic partnerships and comprehensive cooperation between our countries.

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