TASHKENT -- Kazakhstani and Uzbekistani officials have met in Tashkent to discuss the provision of public services, Kazinform reported Wednesday (November 22).
Kazakhstani Ambassador to Uzbekistan Yerik Utembayev and Uzbekistani Minister of Justice Ruslanbek Davletov discussed expanding the legal and contractual frameworks between the two countries.
The talks focused on protecting citizens' and legal entities' rights and interests, providing comprehensive legal support to citizens and improving the delivery of public services by government bodies, according to Kazinform.
During the talks, Davletov outlined the importance of developing relations with Kazakhstan and expressed interest in Kazakhstan's experience in providing various types of public services.
Uzbekistan's Justice Ministry plans to send a group of specialists to Kazakhstan and other countries to learn from their experiences.
With the 'Islamic State' on the verge of defeat, Kazakhstanis who joined the group are likely to begin returning home, where they will face anti-terrorism measures.
Popular support in Central Asia for Islamist insurgencies in the Middle East and beyond is waning.