1 Jan 2020 14:51

Pompeo delays visit to Uzbekistan

TASHKENT. Jan 1 (Interfax) - The visit of U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to Uzbekistan, which has been scheduled for January 5-6, is delayed, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry's press service said in a statement on Wednesday.

"The sides have agreed to postpone the official visit of a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and a ministerial meeting due in Tashkent in the Central Asia - U.S. (C5+1) format," the statement said.

Concrete dates will be coordinated via diplomatic channels, it said.

It was reported earlier that Pompeo planned to visit Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Cyprus on the first days of 2020.