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Canada-Uzbekistan Relations

The Canadian Embassy in Moscow is accredited to Uzbekistan, and Canada has an Honorary Consul in Tashkent. Uzbekistan's representation to Canada is based out of Washington, DC. On an exceptional basis, at Uzbekistan’s request, Canada permitted Uzbekistan’s Consul General in New York to be given consular jurisdiction over Canada.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Cannon met his Uzbek counterpart, Foreign Minister Norov, on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2009. Parliamentary Secretary Obhrai subsequently travelled to Tashkent in January 2010, and Director General level consultations were held in Ottawa in April 2010. In addition, First Deputy Foreign Minister Kamilov travelled to Ottawa in June 2010 for bilateral consultations with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Canada and Uzbekistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between our respective foreign ministries.

Canada’s trade with Uzbekistan has been modest. Canadian merchandise imports from Uzbekistan jumped from $400,000 to $11.9 million between 2006 and 2009. In 2010 however, imports drastically decreased  to $1.4 million. Over the same period, Canada’s merchandise exports to Uzbekistan, although still modest, grew strongly from 2006 to 2009 exports increased from $4.8 million to $15.6 million in 2009. In 2010 however, exports decreased drastically to $6.8 million.

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