Uzbek, US presidents mull situation in Afghanistan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 20
By Nigar Guliyeva – Trend:
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev spoke on the phone with US President Donald Trump on Dec. 19, the Uzbek presidential press service said in a statement on Dec. 20.
The two presidents discussed the state and prospects of the Uzbek-US multifaceted cooperation.
Particular attention was paid to ensuring regional security, peaceful settlement of the situation in Afghanistan, fight against international terrorism, extremism and radicalism.
The sides stressed importance of broad international support for the economic recovery of Afghanistan. In this aspect, agreements on the implementation of specific projects reached during the visit of Afghan president to Uzbekistan this month were highly appreciated.
Also, an exchange of views took place on topical international and regional issues of mutual interest.
President Trump welcomed open and constructive foreign policy, active efforts of Uzbekistan to develop good-neighborly relations and strengthen cooperation with the countries of the region, which contribute to the strengthening of peace and stability in Central Asia.
The presidents of Uzbekistan and the US underscored their commitment to further strengthening bilateral relations of strategic partnership on the principles of mutual respect, trust and consideration of each other’s interests.
In order to jointly consider prospective plans of expansion of the bilateral cooperation, President Trump invited his counterpart to pay an official visit to the US.
At the end of the conversation, the two presidents exchanged their greetings and best wishes on the occasion of the upcoming New Year 2018.