Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Oct. 22 /Trend, D.Azizov /
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov has received U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the presidential press service said Saturday.
Clinton arrived in Tashkent on a working visit Saturday afternoon.
Karimov said at the meeting with Clinton that he shared U.S. President Barack Obama's idea that the two countries should continue working together to build a more robust partnership based on mutual respect and trust.
It was noted during the meeting that Uzbekistan and the U.S. have accumulated substantial experience of fruitful dialogue on a wide range of issues contributing to the development of a qualitatively new stage of bilateral cooperation in political, economic, trade, investment and humanitarian spheres, in a spirit of partnership and mutual understanding.
U.S. Secretary stressed the constructive nature of the Uzbek policy and pointed out the central importance of Uzbekistan in ensuring security and stability in the region.
In a recent telephone conversation the presidents of both countries underlined the interest of both countries in developing cooperation in regional and international issues.
Clinton said that U.S. is grateful to Karimov for Uzbekistan's significant assistance in settlement of the Afghan problem and helping the country's socio-economic reconstruction.
The have also discussed the development of dialogue between civil societies of both countries.