President of Uzbekistan on his first official visit to US

Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoev and US President Donald Trump in the White House on May 16

Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoev and US President Donald Trump in the White House on May 16

Shavkat Mirziyoyev will meet with Donald Trump at the White House on May 16.

Following the results of the official visit, the heads of state are planning to adopt a joint statement, as well as to sign over 40 documents. The US Administration called the visit of the president of Uzbekistan "historical". The country sits on Afghanistan's northern border and provides a crucial supply route for US forces.

Mr. Mirziyoyev joined other Central Asian leaders in March in Astana, Kazakhstan, opening new possibilities for intra-regional commerce and cooperative approaches to address security challenges.

The high-level talks are expected to focus on cooperation issues, important worldwide and regional issues.

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President Donald Trump is welcoming the president of Uzbekistan to the White House for meetings expected to focus on trade and Afghanistan.

Background: On the security front, Uzbekistan plays a crucial role in Afghanistan and has been actively involved in negotiations with the Afghan government and the Taliban.

The two leaders condemned extremism and global terrorism, and vowed to strengthen cooperation against these common threats.

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