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OSCE calls for promotion of cooperation with Uzbekistan

VIENNA, July 29 (RIA Novosti, Borislav Pechnikov) - The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) should promote cooperation with Uzbekistan, new OSCE Secretary General Marc Perrin de Brichambaut said during his visit to the Central Asian country.

"The OSCE's primary concern is to maximize the impact of its assistance on Uzbekistan's capacity to uphold its OSCE commitments and to improve the lives of its citizens," the secretary general said.

He met with Uzbek President Islam Karimov, Foreign Minister Elyer Ganiyev, and other public figures during his visit to Tashkent.

The visit focused on the fight against international terrorism and extremism, as well as economic and ecological cooperation between Uzbekistan and OSCE member states.

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