US, German Representatives Discuss Uzbekistan’s Role in Afghanistan

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Uzbek President Islam Karimov has met with American and German diplomats in Tashkent as part of a U.S.-German initiative to consolidate international efforts to support the economic revival of Afghanistan.

Mr. Karimov on Tuesday welcomed U.S. Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman and Michael Steiner, Germany's commissioner on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

In welcoming remarks, Mr. Karimov underscored the importance of their mission and responsibility in matters of peace and stability in Afghanistan. The U.S. and German representatives expressed their appreciation for Uzbekistan's contribution to aiding Afghanistan in its socioeconomic reconstruction.

The three sides also exchanged views on the participation of the international community to achieve national reconciliation in Afghanistan, as well as further bilateral and multilateral cooperation between Uzbekistan and the United States and Germany.