Read this April, 1997 letter to Governor George W. Bush:
You will be meeting with Ambassador Sadyq Safaev, Uzbekistan's Ambassador to the United States on April 8th.
...Enron has established an office in Tashkent and we are negotiating a $2 billion joint venture with Neftegas of Uzbekistan, and Gazprom of Russia to develop Uzbekistan's natural gas and transport it to markets in Europe, Kazakhstan, and Turkey. This project can bring significant economic opportunities to Texas, as well as Uzbekistan. The political benefits to the United States and to Uzbekistan are important to that entire region.
...I know you and Ambassador Safaev will have a productive meeting which will result in a friendship between Texas and Uzbekistan.