U.S Congress stresses high level of cooperation with Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Feb. 22 / Trend D. Azizov /
Uzbekistan has achieved significant progress in politics, economics and international relations. Working to build a foundation on the basis of its legislative, executive and judicial branches, Uzbekistan is moving toward becoming a democracy. Therefore, it is restoring its unique heritage and national identity.
The statement was made in an official note made by Caucus Co-Chairman on Central Asia in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Eni Faleomavaega in connection with the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Uzbekistan and the U.S., the Jahon news agency reported today.
Faleomavaega stressed the high level of cooperation between Uzbekistan and the U.S in regional security, fighting transnational threats, and intensifying political and economic consultations. Major U.S. companies, such as General Motors, are also expanding their presence in Uzbekistan.
The congressman said the U.S. is especially grateful to Uzbekistan for its assistance rendered to Afghanistan.
"Once again I congratulate the government and Uzbek people for what they are doing to support the U.S. and welcome the efforts of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to strengthen U.S-Uzbek relations," Faleomavaega said.
Diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and the U.S were established on February 19, 1992.
The declaration on strategic partnership and the basis of cooperation was signed in March 2002. At present, the legal base between the two countries consists of more than 60 intergovernmental and interdepartmental agreements.