U.S, Uzbekistan expand cooperation in cultural-humanitarian sphere
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Feb. 16 / Trend D. Azizov /
The U.S. and Uzbekistan consider it important to expand partnership in the cultural-humanitarian field.
This was discussed at a meeting at the Foreign Ministry on Thursday with the U.S Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Adam Ereli, the press service of the Foreign Ministry said.
U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan George Krol attended the meeting.
The two sides exchanged the views on the issues of Uzbek-U.S agenda, stressing the mutual interest in expanding the comprehensive cooperation.
Special attention during the meeting was devoted to the cooperation in the field of education.
The representative of the U.S. State Department heads a large delegation of leaders and professors from U.S leading universities and colleges, which takes part in international conference "Preparation of educated and intellectually developed generation - as a key condition for sustainable development and modernization of the country", which began in Tashkent today.
The issues related to the 20th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and the U.S were discussed.
It was reported that about 700 students from Uzbekistan study in U.S. colleges and universities.
More than a half of undergraduate students from Uzbekistan are enrolled in the colleges.
The greatest number of students from Uzbekistan, with a master's degree, study at the University of Nebraska - Omaha, Johnson and Wales University and Indiana University - Bloomington.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Uzbekistan in December last year and signed the U.S-Uzbek intergovernmental agreement on scientific and technical cooperation aimed at promoting cooperation between state agencies, research centers, universities and private companies of both countries in the fields of science and technologies.
The U.S. Science Envoy and president of Lehigh University, Dr. Alice Gast visited Uzbekistan to strengthen the U.S-Uzbek scientific relations in June last year within President Obama's initiative to strengthen the relations in science and education.