TASHKENT -- Uzbekistani Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov August 11 (Friday) reiterated Uzbekistan's intention to build closer ties with its neighbours, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported.
Kamilov spoke at a Tashkent conference called "Central Asia -- A Major Priority Of Uzbekistan's Foreign Policy", which began Friday and drew participants from the United Nations and other bodies.
"We are ready for mutual co-operation with all neighbouring states," said Kamilov, adding that Uzbekistan is ready for "reasonable compromises".
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