Updated: 07-Sep-2001 Week of 3-9 September 2001

5 Sep 2001

Uzbekistan celebrates
its 10th anniversary of independence

On the occasion of the Republic of Uzbekistan's 10th anniversary of independence, 1 September, Lord Robertson sent a letter of congratulations to President Islam Karimov. The Secretary General also met with the newly appointed Ambassador to NATO, H.E. Alisher Shaykhov on 5 September.

Uzbekistan, situated in Central Asia, has been a NATO partner since 21 December 1991. It is a member of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council and the Partnership for Peace programme, and participates in joint exercises, as well as other cooperative activities organised by the Alliance.

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