Residents of Uzbekistan hope a 'new era' in US-Uzbekistani relations will bring in 'high-quality American goods and services'.
Uzbekistan is flinging wide its doors to US businesses.
The first International Expo of Fergana Valley Businesswomen brought together representatives of 70 women's organisations from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Violence in neighbouring Afghanistan is having ripple effects in Tajikistan.
Uzbekistan has a special relationship with S. Korea that continues to pay dividends.
The government recognises the threat that terrorists can pose to natural-gas pipelines and other energy infrastructure.
The country is concerned with the potential for instability as oil prices remain weak.
Kazakhstan held its bi-ennial arms show earlier in June.
Pakistan and Afghanistan hope for plentiful natural gas to stabilise their troubled economies.