Thursday, 22, February, 2018

National

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will pay a state visit to Uzbekistan this spring, the Turkmen Ambassador to Tashkent Shiri Shiriyev said.

The Central Asian International Environmental Forum : Strengthening Cooperation on Environment and Sustainable Development in Central Asia will be held on June 5-8 in Tashkent, the Committee for Ecology and Environmental Protection said in a statement.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov will pay a working visit to Russia from 22 to 23 February 2018, the ministry said.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev yesterday appointed Tadjiyev Erkaboy as First Deputy Prosecutor General, and Saidkarimov Saidlaziz as Deputy Prosecutor General, the Prosecutor General's Office said in a statement.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev may visit Azerbaijan on an official visit this spring, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Uzbekistan Huseyn Guliyev said on Tuesday at the Uzbekistan-Azerbaijan business forum. 

Deputy Chairman of the Muslim Board of Uzbekistan Aydarbek Tulepov has been dismissed, a source in the government said. Aidarbek Tulepov who had served as the deputy head of the Muslim Board of Uzbekistan, since February 2006 has been reportedly dismissed “at his own request”. While, the chairman (mufti) Usmonkhon Alimov and his deputy Azizjon Mansurov (Abdulaziz Mansur) are keeping their posts. According to some reports Aidarbek Tulepov has been assigned by security services to oversee the religious affairs.

Old mosques that require reconstruction will be repaired in 2018-2019, Norma.uz said referring to the Feb 15 decision of the Cabinet of Ministers on "organization of works aimed at improvement of places of worship, pilgrimage, mosques and cemeteries."

Yet another audio recording was leaked to Youtube of the meeting in Bukhara chaired by the President Mirziyoyev in which he again criticized the local National Security officers:  

Azim Ahmedkhadjayev, who headed the Committee for Investments since March 2017, has been appointed the Minister for IT and Communications Development (MITCD), a source in the government said.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed Measures to Further Improve Information Technologies and Communications Sphere Decree which instructed the development of proposals within three months to reform Uzbekistan Post, the national postal service company with the assistance of foreign consultants and based on international best practices.