TASHKENT, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) — U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake said this week his country has no plan to set up a military base in Uzbekistan, local media reported Saturday.
He made the remarks here Thursday in response to earlier news reports that his trip to Tashkent was meant to reach a deal on setting up a U.S. military base in the Central Asian country.
During his four-day visit to Uzbekistan, Blake met with President Islam Karimov on bilateral and multilateral cooperation and development, and the two sides also exchanged views about coordination on Afghanistan.
Earlier this month, Uzbek authorities had said Uzkekistan was moving to ban foreign military bases on its territory.
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Editor:Bai Yang |Source: Xinhua