President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received US Assistant State Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake on 12 October in Tashkent.
Islam Karimov said Uzbekistan and the US had been developing relations in various spheres, which, among others, cover a wide range of issues of international policy. Among them are combating transnational threats and strengthening regional security and stability.
The two states cooperate in establishing peace and stability in Afghanistan and the economic renewal of this country. Delivery of non-military and humanitarian cargo to Afghanistan is carried out through the territory of Uzbekistan.
The President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received the president of the General Motors International Operations and the executive vice president of General Motors Nick Reilly on 9 October in Tashkent.
The sides considered issues of organization of the production of the new car models in Uzbekistan, expansion of localization, improvement of export strategies and implementation of joint projects in the car industry.
Islam Karimov said the cooperation between Uzbekistan and the General Motors was developing intensively and the meeting was a good opportunity to consider issues of strengthening this cooperation.
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received General Secretary of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the director of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure executive council and the participants of the SCO National Coordinators Council session on 11 September.
During eight years of functioning, the SCO has become an influential international organization, playing an important role in forming the regional and global security architecture, Islam Karimov said at the meeting.
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received the chairman of the executive board of MAN group of companies Håkan Samuelsson at Oqsaroy residence in Tashkent on 4 September.
“Establishment of cooperation between MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG and Uzavtosanoat demonstrates the interest of the MAN group of companies that you head to the automobile industry of our country,” Islam Karimov said.
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received General David Petraeus, the Commander of the US Central Command, on 18 August at Oqsaroy residence in Tashkent.
Uzbekistan attaches great importance to further development of relations with the United States and is ready to expand constructive bilateral and multilateral cooperation based on mutual respect and equal partnership, Islam Karimov said.
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received US Under Secretary for Political Affairs William Burns in Tashkent on 13 July.
The head of the state said the meeting was a good opportunity to exchange opinions on the issues of bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
“We consider your visit as the confirmation of the United States’ readiness to further develop relations with Uzbekistan on a constructive and pragmatic basis, with consideration of the long-term interests of the both countries,” Islam Karimov said.