The press service noted that during the meeting the parties discussed regional problems.

“The Russian side expressed concern about the desire of Western countries, and primarily the United States, to create hotbeds of tension in the space of the Commonwealth of Independent States,” TASS quotes the words of the statement.

Meanwhile, Patrushev and Makhmudov noted the dynamic development of relations between Russia and Uzbekistan, and also confirmed their commitment to the development of bilateral cooperation.

“Issues related to further plans for interaction between special services, military departments, law enforcement agencies and justice agencies of Russia and Uzbekistan were discussed,” the message says.

In May, Presidents of Russia and Uzbekistan Vladimir Putin and Shavkat Mirziyoyev discussed issues of cooperation within the framework of Eurasian integration associations.