Afghanistan's interim Prime Minister Hamid Karzai is in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, for talks on efforts to rebuild his country and regional security.
Mr. Karzai met today (Sunday) with Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Yunusov.
The Uzbek Foreign Ministry says the talks focused on the anti-terrorist operation in Afghanistan and the restoration of bilateral ties between the two neighboring countries.
Uzbekistan was the first Central Asian country to offer military facilities to U-S and other foreign troops taking part in the U-S-led anti-terrorism campaign in Afghanistan. The Uzbek government also opened a key bridge for aid supplies to the war-torn country.
Mr. Karzai is to meet with Uzbek President Islam Karimov Monday, before returning to Kabul.