Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani arrived in Uzbekistan Thursday on a two-day visit to the Uzbek Republic to discuss with its leadership ways to enhance bilateral ties and regional situation. A red carpet was rolled out and flags of Pakistan and Uzbekistan fluttered atop the airport building as Prime Minister Gilani alighted from special aircraft, on his first visit to the largest of the five Central Asian Republics. He was received at the Tashkent International airport by Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev. A child presented him bouquet. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Minister for Privatization Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar and Minister for Food and Agriculture Israrullah Zehri. Prime Minister Gilanis visit to the doubly land locked Central Asian State, neighbouring Afghanistan assumes more significance as the US begins the transition to Afghan-led security in Afghanistan, with troop reductions starting in July to be completed by the end of 2014.