Remarks With Uzbek Foreign Minister Elyor Ganiev Before Their Meeting

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
September 29, 2011

SECRETARY CLINTON: I’m delighted to welcome Foreign Minister Ganiev here to Washington. We are working well and closely together with Uzbekistan on a number of issues, and this gives us an opportunity to discuss matters of importance between our two nations, as well as regional issues as well.

FOREIGN MINISTER GANIEV: (via interpreter) I am grateful for this opportunity to meet with you, Madam Secretary. We’ll have an opportunity to discuss a number of issues that are related to the prospects of the relations between our two countries.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you, sir. Thanks very much. Thank you.

PRN: 2011/1625