Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Oct.15 / Trend, D. Azizov /
The U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to visit Uzbekistan in the third decade of October, a source in the Uzbek government told Trend.
He did not disclose the exact date of the visit.
As the source said a preliminary agreement on Clinton's visit was reached during the Uzbek Foreign Minister Elyor Ganiyev's visit to the U.S. in late September.
He recalled that during a meeting held within the Uzbek Foreign Minister's visit, Hillary Clinton and Elyor Ganiyev discussed bilateral relations and the situation in Central Asia. At the same time, Clinton stressed Uzbekistan's key role in securing supply routes to Afghanistan and in supporting efforts to rebuild Afghanistan.
As was previously reported, Clinton visited Uzbekistan in early December 2010, during which the Uzbek-American intergovernmental agreement on scientific and technical cooperation was signed.