President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump over the phone Tuesday, the Uzbek president’s press service said in a statement. The conversation took place on the initiative of the American side.
"The two leaders reportedly discussed the state and prospects of the Uzbek-American multifaceted cooperation, noting that the bilateral meetings of the two leaders in Ar-Riyadh in May and New York in September contributed to a marked intensification of ties in security, trade, investment, finance, technological and cultural-humanitarian matters," the statement said.
The US President once again expressed his support for the democratic and economic reform efforts being undertaken in Uzbekistan.
The sides exchanged views on topical international and regional issues of mutual interest, focusing on regional security, peaceful settlement of the situation in Afghanistan, fight against international terrorism, extremism and radicalism.
"President Donald Trump commended Uzbekistan’s open and constructive foreign policy and efforts aimed at building good-neighborly relations and strengthening cooperation with the countries of the region, thus enhancing peace and stability in the Central Asia," the statement added.
The heads of state stressed the importance of international support for the economic reconstruction of Afghanistan. In this regard, the agreements on implementation of specific projects reached during the visit of the President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani to Uzbekistan this month were highly valued.
The two leaders underscored their commitment to further strengthening strategic partnership ties based on the principles of mutual respect, trust and respect for each other's interests.
President Donald Trump reportedly offered an invitation to Shavkat Mirziyoyev to pay an official visit to the United States.