NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia James Appathurai paid a short visit to Uzbekistan on May 11, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported.
During the visit, Appathurai held meetings at the Legislative Chamber and Senate of Oliy Majlis in Uzbekistan, the Foreign Ministry and the Defense Ministry.
"The delegations exchanged their opinions on the current state and prospective of developing relations between Uzbekistan and NATO, as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest," the report reads.
The meetings noted that Uzbek President Islam Karimov’s visit to Brussels in January and meeting with the NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen gave new impetus to Uzbekistan’s interaction with the alliance.
The sides also expressed their interest in continued development and cooperation within the Individual Partnership Program and the process of planning and analysis of adopted decisions.
Appathurai visited the World Economy and Diplomacy University and held a lecture for the students.