Uzbekistan, Tashkent, March 18 / Trend D.Azizov /
Former Uzbek Ambassador to Russia Ilkhom Nematov will head Uzbekistan's diplomatic mission to the United States, the Uzbek diplomatic mission in Washington reported.
Nematov replaced Abdulaziz Kamilov, who was in office from October 2003 to January 2010.
In January 2010, Kamilov was appointed first deputy foreign minister. Previously, Nematov served as first deputy foreign minister.
Under Uzbek law, before presenting his credentials to head the diplomatic mission, the individual nominated as the ambassador must be approved by the upper house of the Uzbek parliament.