On December 1, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the Director of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation Alexander Bortnikov, who is in our country on a working visit.
At the beginning of the meeting, Alexander Bortnikov conveyed the sincere greetings and best wishes from the Russian President Vladimir Putin to our President.
The topical issues of further strengthening the Uzbek-Russian relations of strategic partnership and alliance were considered. The productive results of the bilateral high-level meeting held on November 19 this year in Moscow were highly appreciated.
A particular attention was paid to maintaining the regular contacts and developing practical cooperation between the competent authorities of the two countries to counter modern security threats, including the fight against terrorism, extremism, organized crime, cybercrime, drug trafficking and other challenges.
An exchange of views also took place on the situation in the region in the context of unfolding situation in Afghanistan.