American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
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Special Issue:


Overview of high-level  

Uzbekistan-related meetings and events:  

September 28, 2011 - September 30, 2011 

 

In this issue
AUCC in Brief
Readout of the President's Call with President Karimov of Uzbekistan
The U.S.'s "New Silk Road" Strategy: What Is It? Where Is It Headed?
Elyor Ganiev, Hillary Clinton discuss bilateral relations
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AUCC in Brief 

Established in 1993, the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC) is a private, non-profit trade association representing interests of U.S. businesses ranging in size from small private enterprises to large, multinational corporations conducting business in Uzbekistan.

Our Mission: To advocate the views of the business community to ensure that private sector positions are considered during the development of key policies that impact American businesses and the future of U.S.-Uzbekistan relations.

Our Objective: To serve the needs of its members by strengthening commercial relations between the United States and Uzbekistan. 

Readout of the President's Call with President Karimov of Uzbekistan
 

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President Obama spoke with President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan earlier today by phone. President Obama congratulated President Karimov on Uzbekistan's 20 years of independence, and the two leaders pledged to continue working to build broad cooperation between our two countries.  The President and President Karimov discussed their shared desire to develop a multi-dimensional relationship between the United States and Uzbekistan, including by strengthening the contacts between American and Uzbek civil societies and private sector.  President Obama expressed our view that a more prosperous and secure Uzbekistan benefits both countries, and that advancing democracy supports that goal.  The two presidents also discussed their shared interests in supporting a stable, secure, and prosperous Afghanistan and discussed the efforts we are undertaking together to further that goal.

The U.S.'s "New Silk Road" Strategy: What Is It? Where Is It Headed?
On September 29, 2011, the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies held a Forum on
"The U.S.'s "New Silk Road" Strategy: What Is It? Where Is It Headed?"

 

Moderated by Dr. S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, the event featured:

 

Robert D. Hormats,
Under-Secretary for Economics, Energy and Agriculture, U.S. Department of State
 
 

Sham Bathija, Senior Economic Adviser to President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan 

 

Click HERE for Mr. Bathija's prepared remarks,   

 

and

 

Juan Miranda, Director General, Central and West-Asia Department, Asia Development Bank

 

 View full video of event at C-Span's website HERE.  

Elyor Ganiev, Hillary Clinton discuss bilateral relations
www.uzdaily.com of 9/30/2011 


Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Elyor Ganiev held negotiations with the US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington on 29 September 2011.

During the talks, the sides considered issues of developing bilateral relations, as well as actual problems of regional and international character of mutual interest.

According to the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan, trade turnover between Uzbekistan and the United States grew from US$100.3 million in January-June 2010 to US$131.5 million in the same period of 2011.

At the same time, exports of Uzbekistan to the US increased from US$38.3 million in the first half of 2010 to US$56.4 million and imports from US$62 million to US$75.1 million.   

 

View full video of the meeting HERE. 

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1300 I Street, N.W., Suite 720W
Washington, DC 20005
phone: 202.509.3744
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