Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Sept.3
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
The Uzbek delegation headed by Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will attend the NATO summit, the press service of the Foreign Ministry said.
"The delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan headed by Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will attend the meeting on Afghanistan within the framework of the next summit of the Alliance in Wales (UK) on the invitation of the Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen September 4, 2014," the statement of the Foreign Ministry said.
At the first stage the main task of the NATO office in Tashkent is to provide coordinating actions among all stakeholders on the planned phased withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, export of weapons and army equipment.
As previously reported, the regional office of NATO liaison officer coordinating the activities of the alliance in Central Asia was relocated to Tashkent within the framework of regional rotation in June last year.
Relations between Uzbekistan and NATO were established December 21, 1991. Office of NATO's cooperator was accredited as a diplomatic agency in Uzbekistan in June, 2013.
Uzbekistan joined the NATO's "Partnership for Peace" program in July 1994. Since 1996, Uzbekistan cooperates with NATO within the framework of the annually produced individual partnership programs developed for training of military personnel and the preparation of peacekeeping battalion.
Uzbekistan participates in the work of various NATO committees in EAPC format, including the EAPC meetings at the ambassadorial level, political and military-political supervising committee, as well as the Committee on Science.