US Assistant Secretary of State for South, Central Asian Affairs to visit Uzbekistan
Baku, Azerbaijan, February 9
The US First Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells to visit Uzbekistan, Trend reports with reference to the Uzbek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This was announced after the talks of Uzbek delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister Tanzila Narbayeva with Alice Wells in Washington.
Wells welcomed the intensification and expansion of country’s interaction with international non-governmental organizations. In her opinion, the transparency of reforms that being implemented in Uzbekistan is conducive to strengthening the country's international reputation.
"The diplomat highly appreciated the well-established practice of constructive dialogue and exchange of views on all issues of Uzbek-American cooperation and noted that she is looking forward to her visit to Tashkent to participate in the next round of bilateral consultations between two countries," the press service of Uzbek Foreign Ministry stated.
The issues of enhancing international cooperation in the field of human rights, expanding the role of Uzbekistan in regional processes, including stabilizing the situation in Afghanistan were touched at a meeting with Deputy Assistant of The US President Lisa Curtis.
The representative of the White House highly appreciated the transformations being carried out in the country, especially in promoting the agenda of human rights at the state level.
During negotiations with Acting Assistant Secretary of State Michael Kozak, reforms in the agricultural sector, ensuring media freedom and others were discussed.
Uzbekistan has improved its position in the reports of the State Department and the US Department of Labor, in the list of countries of particular concern in the field of religious freedom.