Director General of the NATO International Military Staff visits Uzbekistan

  • 13 Oct. 2023 -
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  • Last updated: 17 Oct. 2023 09:28

From 4 to 7 October 2023, the Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS), Lieutenant General Janusz Adamczak was in Uzbekistan. This visit aimed to restate NATO‘s ongoing engagement and cooperation with Uzbekistan, particularly against a backdrop of evolving regional security dynamics.

Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS), Lieutenant General Janusz Adamczak in Uzbekistan

Lieutenant General Adamczak started his visit to Uzbekistan by meeting the Deputy Minister of Defence for Educational and Ideological Affairs, Major General Hamdam Karshiev. Lieutenant General Adamczak noted, “NATO remains committed to maintaining robust political dialogue and practical cooperation with Uzbekistan. This partnership is vital to promoting security and stability in the region, and highlights our commitment to addressing common challenges as well as fostering positive developments in the Central Asia region.”

At the Academy of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Director General gave a lecture on NATO’s global outreach and cooperative frameworks, commending Uzbekistan for seeing the value of working together since the 1990s to tackle common challenges, protect our shared security and common values.

Travelling to the outskirts of the capital, Lieutenant General Adamczak and his delegation were able to visit the “Chimyon” Mountain Training Centre, one of the Uzbekistan’s five mountain training facilities. While touring the training facilities, the Commander briefed the group on the centre’s main tasks and responsibilities, including specialised training of Ministry of Defence units, up to 300 military personnel, through a variety of courses over a year-long period. 

The visit to the Uzbek Armed Forces Partnership for Peace Training Centre further displayed Uzbekistan’s ongoing engagement through NATO’s Partnership for Peace initiative. Lieutenant General Adamczak underscored the benefits of partnerships and working together on common challenges, shared security interests, and regional stability amidst a complex global security landscape.