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Uzbekistan, Mongolia Step Up Diplomatic Ties

ULAN BATOR -- Uzbekistan is intensifying its diplomatic relations with Mongolia, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reports.

Uzbek and Mongolian foreign ministry officials held their first-ever consultative meeting in Ulan Bator on September 23. The sides discussed bilateral political, economic, trade, and humanitarian relations.

Uzbek Foreign Ministry official Saidkamol Azamhuzhaev told RFE/RL that the meeting was a success, and the two sides are in agreement on most issues.

Mongolian media reported that the volume of trade between the two countries last year was only some $300,000.