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Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 12, 2002


United States-Uzbekistan Signing Ceremony (Fact Sheet)

In a signing ceremony today, the United States and Uzbekistan signed five separate agreements as part of their mutual effort to develop a deeper, long-term relationship between the two countries.

  • U.S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Adulaziz Kamilov signed a broad-based Declaration on the Strategic Partnership and Cooperation Framework between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the United States of America covering political, security, economic, humanitarian and legal cooperation
  • Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Foreign Minister Adulaziz Kamilov signed an agreement for the acquisition of land in Tashkent for the construction of a new U.S. Embassy.

  • Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Foreign Minister Adulaziz Kamilov signed an agreement that will expand the Framework for Strategic Partnership in the area of science and technology cooperation.
  • Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham and Foreign Minister Adulaziz Kamilov signed an implementing agreement to facilitate cooperation on nuclear nonproliferation between the two countries.
  • Export-Import Bank Vice Chairman Eduardo Aguirre, Jr. and National Bank for Foreign Economic Activity Chairman Zainutdin Mirkhodjaev signed a $55 million medium-term credit guarantee facility to support the purchase of U.S. goods and services by small and medium-sized Uzbek enterprises.

Released on March 12, 2002

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