President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov and U.S. First Deputy Secretary of State William Burns discussed on Wednesday issues related to the situation in Afghanistan, Noviy Vek reported referring to the U.S. embassy in Tashkent.
The sides discussed the situation in Afghanistan, in particular, elections of the Afghan president, withdrawal of NATO coalition troops and safety issues in the region related to the withdrawal of the international forces.
A dynamics of the bilateral cooperation in political, economic, humanitarian and other fields of mutual interest was underlined during the meeting.
The Uzbek-U.S. cooperation in various fields, including regular contacts between parliaments and foreign ministers of two countries, allows the parties to build fruitful relations and constructive cooperation.
Special attention was given to the state and prospects of expanding trade, economic and investment cooperation.
Currently, 190 companies with participation of U.S. enterprises, including 53 – with 100% foreign capital operate in Uzbekistan. Moreover, representatives of 40 leading U.S. corporations are accredited in the country.