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Uzbekistan, Poland to cooperate in defense sector

Uzbekistan Materials 6 September 2012 10:42
The defense ministers of Uzbekistan and Poland signed a protocol of intentions on further development of bilateral relations in the field of defense in Warsaw.
Uzbekistan, Poland to cooperate in defense sector

Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Sept 6 /Trend D.Azizov/

The defense ministers of Uzbekistan and Poland signed a protocol of intentions on further development of bilateral relations in the field of defense in Warsaw.

The protocol was signed after the talks between Uzbek Defense Minister Kabul Berdiev and his Polish colleague Tomas Semonyaka.

Semonyak noted that the meeting was another opportunity for talks between the two defense ministries, the Polish Ministry of Defense said. He also thanked Uzbekistan for the warm reception of the Polish delegation directing to Afghanistan.

As previously reported, the agreement between NATO and Uzbekistan on coalition transit was signed in May during a summit of the alliance in Chicago. However, Poland is interested in signing a bilateral agreement on the issue, the Polish Defense Ministry said.

"Poland and Uzbekistan have a strong historical basis for closer cooperation," Defense Minister of Poland said.

The Uzbek side, in turn, has expressed interest in sharing experiences on reform of the army, and in cooperation with the defense industry of Poland.

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