The U.S. and Uzbekistan demonstrated their commitment to enhance bilateral science and technology cooperation during a midterm review videoconference of the JCM on Science and Technology Cooperation on June 29.
Jennifer Haskell, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Cooperation at U.S. State Department, headed the U.S. delegation in Washington D.C. Dr. Odilkhuja Parpiev, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Coordination of Science and Technology Development (CCSTD) under the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan, led the Uzbek delegation in Tashkent. The inaugural JCM was held in May 2014, and resulted in the development of an Action Plan for cooperation in the areas of Energy, Agriculture, and Evidence-based Medicine, which received approval from the CCSTD in February 2015.
During the midterm review, the U.S. and Uzbek working group co-chairs updated the group on the action plan implementation. Dr. Parpiev explained the Uzbek side is “ready to strengthen our science and technology cooperation to achieve better results.” American and Uzbek scientists will continue to communicate regularly to pursue cooperation. The next formal JCM session will be held in 2016.