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Tashkent, Washington to hold first meeting of commission on scientific and technological cooperation

16 January 2014

The Uzbek foreign minister and the head of the U.S diplomatic mission in Tashkent, George Krol have discussed the prospects of developing Uzbek-US cooperation this year, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported today.

In particular, a schedule of upcoming bilateral contacts was considered at various levels. The practical issues of holding the first meeting of the Joint Commission on Scientific and Technological Cooperation were discussed, according to a statement.

The Uzbek-U.S intergovernmental agreement on scientific and technical cooperation was signed in Tashkent in December 2010 during U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Uzbekistan.

The agreement creates the legal framework for cooperation among the state agencies, research centres, universities and private companies of the two countries in the field of science and technology.

The purpose of the agreement is to strengthen the scientific and technological opportunities of the parties, expand and develop the relations between scientific and technological communities of both countries, as well as facilitate the technical and scientific cooperation for peaceful purposes in the areas of mutual interest.