Uzbekistan, US negotiating on military equipment supply
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Feb.11
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
The governments of the US and Uzbekistan are holding negotiations on the supply of military equipment to Uzbekistan, Daniel Rosenblum, the deputy assistant secretary for Central Asia at the US Department of State, said.
He made the remarks during a conference call with reporters from Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. The conference call was organized by a media center in Brussels.
Rosenblum didn't provide detailed information about the negotiations.
It was earlier reported that Uzbekistan and the US in 2014 agreed on delivering 308 M-ATV armored vehicles to Uzbekistan.
The representative of the US Department of State said the talks on delivering the armored vehicles lasted very long and were difficult.
He added that the ongoing negotiations focus on other types of military equipment.
Currently, 308 M-ATV armored vehicles are delivered from the US to Uzbekistan. Moreover, 20 armored recovery vehicles are delivered to this country from the US for the technical support for these vehicles.
The delivery of the military equipment from the US to Uzbekistan started in December 2014 and this process will last for several more months.
Edited by SI