An International Monetary Fund mission, which is currently in Uzbekistan, had conducted a review into how the country is implementing its monitoring programme. Following the review, the mission and the Uzbek government issued a joint statement pointing to the "significant progress" that has been made in implementing the programme.
IMF representatives said that the Uzbek government's monetary-credit and taxation-budget policies were being pursued in accordance with the agreements reached with the Fund.
A decision was taken to extend the monitoring period for another two months to allow IMF staff to evaluate the stability and irreversibility of reforms in the country.
The companies involved in the implementation of the Nord Stream-2 project may deal with restrictive measures against them, a spokesman for the US Department of State said