Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Feb 21 / Trend D.Azizov /
A U.S. delegation led by Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the subcommittee for Europe and Eurasia of the House of Representatives, met the Uzbekistan Senate Oliy Majlis (parliament) chairman Ilgizar Sobirov and Legislative Chamber Speaker Dilora Tashmuhamedova, the Uzbek National Information Agency (UzA) informed on Thursday.
During the meeting the parties agreed that cooperation between Uzbekistan and USA is consequently developing in the parliamentary area as well. The visit of US delegation is a logical extension of relationships developed between the two countries, with a further strengthening of connections between the two governments.
The US delegation head noted that the relations between the two countries are consequently developing in accordance with the most vital demands of today's situation.
In his opinion, one of the main aims of both Uzbekistan and USA is the strengthening of peace and stability in the region. He emphasised that the most appropriate way to develop inter-governmental cooperation is a joint effort to prevent terrorism which is a major threat to many countries. He also expressed interest in the further development of mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries, UzA informed.
The U.S. delegation headed by Dana Rohrabacher (Republican Party from California State) visited Uzbekistan on an official visit on 19-20 February. The delegation consisted of Congressman Brian Higgins (Democrat New York State), Congressman Ted Poe (Republican Texas) and Congressman Paul Cook (Republican from California State).
During the visit the delegation met with President Islam Karimov and also attended separate meetings in the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Ministry and Council of National Security. A wide range of various issues were discussed including bilateral and regional questions and possible meeting of Legislative Departments' members of the two countries.
In accordance with U.S. Embassy information, the Congress Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia is responsible for performing monitoring over the key aspects of US foreign policy in Central Asia.
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