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Uzbekistan, US sign agreement on military cooperation

Last Updated: Friday, August 21, 2009 - 17:53

Tashkent: Uzbekistan and the US have inked an agreement to strengthen military cooperation between both the nations.
According to local media, the agreement was signed on
August 18 during Commander of the US Central Command David
Petraeus` visit to the Central Asian republic.

The agreement envisages education exchanges and
training, the report said.

Uzbek President Islam Karimov noted when he received
Petraeus that Tashkent attached great importance to further
development of relations with the US and was ready to broaden
constructive bilateral and multilateral cooperation on the
basis of principles of mutual respect and equal partnership.

Petraeus said that the Obama administration was
interested in development of cooperation with Uzbekistan in
various areas.

He also noted Uzbekistan`s important contribution to
the consolidation of stability in Afghanistan and the ensuing
of regional security, the Presidential Press Service said.

After the visit by Petraeus to Tashkent in February
this year, transportation of US military cargoes was started
across Uzbekistan`s territory to Afghanistan.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, August 21, 2009 - 17:53
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