U.S. official holds meeting at Uzbek FM
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, July 16 / Trend D.Azizov /
The Uzbek Foreign Ministry's leadership and U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer discussed cooperation and issues of mutual interest, the ministry reported. Verveer is on a three-day visit to Tashkent.
The visit aimed to familiarize with the socio-political changes in Uzbekistan, women's role in strengthening the foundations of civil society in the country, and discuss and explore new ways of the cooperation.
The meeting noted that both parties have the opportunity to continue the joint campaign on the way of constructive and mutually beneficial partnership and are interested in establishing deep, versatile and reliable connections.
Verveer said that she is aware of Uzbek President Islam Karimov's report initiated in November 2010, which confirmed Uzbekistan's intention to continue reforms and democratization.
During the discussion of actual international and regional issues, Verveer noted positive experience of Uzbekistan in assisting to settlement of the Afghan problem.
U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan George A. Krol participated at the talks.
During the visit, Verveer will also hold negotiations at the Office of Human Rights Commissioner of Parliament, Committee of Senate of Parliament on legislative and judicial-legal issues, Council of Professional Unions Federation and Women's Committee of Uzbekistan.