On 1 July 2017, Minister of Defense of Uzbekistan Colonel-General Qabul Berdiyev held talks with a delegation of Russia led by Colonel-General Vladimir Zarudnitsky, commander of the Central Military District, in Tashkent.
The delegations of Uzbekistan and Russia exchanged views on current situation and security problems in Central Asia, the press service of the Uzbek Defense Ministry said.
The sides also discussed development of bilateral cooperation in the military and military-technical spheres.
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, representatives of Uzbekistan and Russia confirmed their interest in developing and strengthening cooperation in the military sphere.
The parties agreed to hold headquarters talks on regional security issues and joint tactical exercises at the Forish training ground (Uzbekistan) by the end of 2017.