20 Sep 2017 19:09

Patrushev discusses in Uzbekistan situation in Central Asia, Afghanistan

MOSCOW. Sept 20 (Interfax) - Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and his Uzbek counterpart Viktor Makhmudov have discussed the situation in Central Asia and Afghanistan, the press service for the Security Council administration told Interfax.

"The sides confirmed their readiness to strengthen military-technical cooperation, spoke about the importance of intensifying cooperation between special services, further broadening of cooperation, both in the bilateral format and in the UN, SCO and the CIS," the press service said.

"Special attention was given to the situation in Central Asia and the situation in Afghanistan," the press service said.

The officials also discussed the prospects of cooperation on security and migration issues, including "within the framework of the agreements reached during the state visit by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Russia on April 4-5, 2017," the press service said.