Ambassador Furkat Sidikov held a number of meetings with officials in the US Congress. The Ambassador recently met with Congressman Ami Bera, a valued member of the Congressional Caucus on Uzbekistan. The dialogue was fruitful, with a focus on reinforcing bilateral ties and advocating for the exemption of Uzbekistan from the Jackson-Vanik amendment – a shared priority for both parties.
Subsequently, the Ambassador had a productive exchange with Congressman Michael Guest from Mississippi, where they discussed advancing inter-parliamentary cooperation and nurturing a stronger bond between Uzbekistan and Mississippi. The Ambassador eagerly anticipates Congressman Guest’s upcoming visit to Tashkent with a Mississippi delegation.
Lastly, the Ambassador held discussions with Congressman Seth Moulton on further solidifying the inter-parliamentary relationship between the two nations. The U.S. Congress’s unwavering support for Uzbekistan’s reform agenda was recognized and appreciated. Ambassador Sidikov extended an invitation to Congressman Moulton to partake in a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) visit to Tashkent this August.
These high-level meetings, initiated by the Ambassador, underscore the Embassy’s active role in strengthening Uzbekistan-U.S. relations, reflecting its commitment to enduring partnerships and fostering bilateral collaboration.