British Defence Secretary Geoffrey Hoon and Uzbek President Islam Karimov discussed bilateral relations and the situation in the region and in Afghanistan, Hoon told a press conference in Tashkent on Wednesday. The relations between Great Britain and Uzbekistan are excellent, Hoon said. We shall develop our relations including the training of the Uzbek armed forces' personnel, he added. Geoffrey Hoon said Great Britain by participating in the anti-terrorist operation in Afghanistan did not intend to quarter its troops in Uzbekistan. Hoon believes that the next logical step of the international anti-terrorist coalition is the liquidation of Osama bin Laden's terrorist net and military and humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, particularly, in view of the coming winter.
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18