Uzbekistan has welcomed the newly appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to Uzbekistan, Helena Fraser, who previously served as head of the Regional Office for the Syria Crisis of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
On 3 August, Fraser presented a letter from UN Chief Antonio Guterres on her appointment to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov.
As it was noted during the meeting, Uzbekistan and the United Nations cooperate in various areas, and human interests are the basis of this cooperation. It was also noted that the UN’s attention to Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries is growing as evidenced by UN Chief Guterres and High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein’ visits to Uzbekistan.
Fraser received a draft plan (Roadmap) for further cooperation between Uzbekistan and the United Nations for 2017-2020 with clarifications on its key points.
The two sides exchanged viewpoints regarding global and regional issues, among them the organization of UN conferences in Uzbekistan.