President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived with the first official visit to the United States on May 15 at the invitation of President Donald Trump, the press service of the presidential administration of Uzbekistan stated on May 16.
Trump has aid in the past that one his main goals in the proposed summit is for North Korea to agree to denuclearize its weapons supply.
The two leaders are expected to sign $4 billion in trade and investment agreements, which will likely include investment in Uzbekistan's oil, natural gas and metals sectors.
The Uzbekistan leader came to power in 2016 following the death of the country's longtime autocratic ruler.
President Donald Trump says the USA has not received any official notice from North Korea that the country is going to back out of a planned summit between Trump and leader Kim Jung Un in June.
Mirziyoyev has promoted gradual liberal changes in the Central Asian country of about 33 million.
Russia, China and the US all have vied for influence over Uzbekistan, a resource-rich and strategically placed country that provides the so-called Northern Distribution Network for the USA forces in Afghanistan.
White House officials said in advance of the meeting that Trump would raise human rights conditions but neither leader addressed the subject during brief remarks to reporters.
Mirziyoyev has sought to maintain friendly ties with Russian Federation while moving to expand ties with the West.
"I think that the discussion would be missing an important element if USA officials did not raise the issue of what's happening, in terms of opening up the media - both acknowledging some of the positive steps in the right direction that we've seen, but encouraging further such movement", the official told reporters on a conference call.