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5 Apr. 2017

Uzbek officers graduate from English language course

Graduation certificates were presented on 27 March 2017 to 25 Uzbek officers, who had completed an intensive 250-hour long Military English Language Course conducted by the British Council in Tashkent. The course was co-sponsored by the British Embassy and the NATO Liaison Office in Central Asia, aimed at developing general English skills and equipping students with military terminology that would allow them to participate in training and exercises organised by NATO or its member states.

16 Jan. 2017

Central Asian experts discuss energy security issues

A conference entitled “25 Years of Independence: Energy Security Issues in Central Asia and Beyond” took place in Ashgabat on 14-15 December 2016 with the participation of experts from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The event in Turkmenistan provided an opportunity to reflect on security challenges and regional cooperation strategies in particular in the energy sector.

6 Apr. 2016

Uzbek officers graduate from NATO-sponsored language course

A first group of Uzbek officers graduated from a pilot English language course on 24 March, which was launched last year for Uzbekistan’s defence ministry by the NATO Liaison Office in Central Asia.

22 Feb. 2016

NATO and Uzbekistan reinforce cooperation

The NATO Liaison Officer for Central Asia Rosaria Puglisi met the Uzbek Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulaziz Kamilov and Minister of Defence Kabul Berdiev on 10 and 12 February. They discussed ongoing collaboration between the Alliance and Uzbekistan and examined ways to enhance the relationship in 2016.

3 Feb. 2016

NATO Liaison Officer for Central Asia visits freight terminal in Termez

NATO Liaison Officer for Central Asia Rosaria Puglisi gathered Allied ambassadors and defence attachés in Uzbekistan for a visit to the road and railway freight terminal in Termez on 3 February.

24 Aug. 2015

NATO Multimedia Corner opens in Tashkent

Students at Uzbekistan’s Academy of the Armed Forces now have access to the latest literature on regional and international security, thanks to the opening of a NATO Multimedia Corner – the first to be established in a military higher educational institution of a partner country.

27 Jul. 2015

NATO launches English language training for Uzbek officers

A new English language training course for Uzbek officers will begin next week in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Up to 15 competitively selected candidates will undergo the six-month pilot programme focusing on military terminology.

20 May. 2015

NATO and UNODC launch counter-narcotics training in Central Asia

NATO and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announced the launch of a new NATO counter-narcotics training project at a conference in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan in May 2015. The project involves five Central Asian states -- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan -- as well as Afghanistan and Pakistan. It follows up on a similar initiative developed under the umbrella of the NATO-Russia Council which was suspended in the wake of Russian aggressive action in Ukraine.

9 Oct. 2014

Regional security in Central Asia tops agenda in Uzbekistan

Experts gathered at a conference on “Regional Security and Stability in Central Asia: Key Challenges and Ways Forward” at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on 3 October. The event launched a series of NATO-supported events marking the 20th anniversary of the Partnership for Peace (PfP) programme in the Central Asian partner states.

16 May. 2014

Closer relations with Uzbekistan

On 16 May, the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, Mr James Apparthurai paid a visit to Uzbekistan and met Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and Defence Minister Kabul Berdiev. The meetings focused on NATO’s partnership with Uzbekistan, which includes areas of cooperation such as defence education and the Science for Peace and Security programme. They also discussed the situation in Afghanistan, NATO’s commitment to the Central Asian region and ways to deepen the mutually beneficial cooperation.

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