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Blinken: USA and Uzbekistan are interested in ensuring regional security

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov held talks in Washington, during which they discussed the situation in Afghanistan and bilateral relations. This was reported on the website of the US State Department, reports CentralAsia (UZ).

“The United States and Uzbekistan have serious common interests in the field of regional security, especially those related to Afghanistan,” Blinken said during the protocol part.

“We are going to exchange views on the state and future of our relationship. We will pay serious attention to security in Central Asia, ”Kamilov said. – Much has changed in the world and in the region. Of course, we will exchange views on the situation in Afghanistan. “

As the State Department later informed, Blinken at the talks “expressed the desire of the United States to deepen the strategic partnership with Uzbekistan, pointing out the fact that this year the countries are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.”

He offered assistance “in the continuation of reforms, including in the strengthening of the sphere of human rights and democracy.” In addition, the United States touched upon the topic of cooperation with five Central Asian states – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The head of the American diplomatic service thanked Uzbekistan “for continuing support for a just and lasting peace settlement in Afghanistan,” and also welcomed Tashkent’s striving for “close political and economic interaction” with Kabul.

The Anadolu Agency’s website publishes in a shortened form . .(HAS).