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Visit by Celeste Wallander, NSS Senior Director for Russia and Eurasia, to Uzbekistan

www.press-service.uz/en
13 June 2014

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy on June 13 received Celeste Wallander, Special Assistant to the President of the United States of America and Senior Director for Russia and Eurasia on the US National Security Council.

The parties to the conversation discussed in detail the current issues in the bilateral cooperation across a variety of spheres as well as certain matters in regional and international affairs. The Protocol on Security Guarantees signed recently by the United States and other countries of the "nuclear five" to what was initiated by Uzbekistan on 28 September 1993 from the rostrum of the United Nations General Assembly and came to be known as the Treaty on the Nuclear Weapons Free Zone in Central Asia (CANWFZ) is a genuine contribution to implementing the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Completion of the ratification process of the Protocol to the CANWFZ Treaty will become an important element in the global disarmament and nonproliferation course as much as in the formation of mechanisms in boosting the regional and international security. The conversation also served for an exchange of views on other issues of shared interest, including the developments in Afghanistan and their repercussions on regional processes.