Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 30 May
By Demir Azizov - Trend:
Latvian Defense Minister Raymond Vejonis and his Uzbek counterpart Kabul Berdiyev discussed the bilateral cooperation prospects in Uzbekistan, Latvian media said.
Vejonis visited Uzbekistan with a delegation accompanying Latvian President Andris Berzins, during his official visit to this country on May 27-29.
Reportedly, the parties also mulled the regional goals on security in Ukraine and Afghanistan.
During the discussions, Minister Vejonis offered the Uzbek soldiers to train at the Baltic Defence College, demining school and the school for divers.
Vejonis and Berdiyev also reviewed the transit of non-military cargos to Afghanistan through the northern route, while the Latvian minister urged reducing bureaucracy and accelerating the review of permissions.
Uzbekistan's Defence Ministry has not commented on the talks with the Defence Minister of Latvia.