Monday, 18, June, 2018

National

Prominent religious figure, Tashkent’s chief imam khatib, Anvar Qori Tursunov passed away today early in the morning, UzA reported. Information was confirmed by the Health Ministry and the Muslim Board of Uzbekistan.

On the occasion of the sacred Eid al-Fitr holiday and in line with clause 23 of article 93 of the Uzbek Constitution President Shavkat Mirziyoyev yesterday signed the Pardoning of a Group of Persons Serving Prison Sentences, Who Demonstrated Sincere Repentance and Have Chosen the Right Path Decree. 

Alexander Lukashenko will pay an official visit to Uzbekistan on September 12-14, the chairman of the Council of the Republic of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich today told a delegation of Uzbek parliamentarians in Minsk led by Senate chairman Nigmatulla yuldashev, BelaPAN said.

Uzbek Defense Minister, Major-General Abdusalom Azizov today hosted the military delegation of the Kyrgyz Republic led by the Army Chief of the General Staff, Major-General Raimberdi Duishenbiev.

Today the Uzbek Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting with the EU delegation including Special Representative for Central Asia Peter Burian and Special Envoy for Afghanistan Roland Kobia, the ministry said in a statement.

Protection of Victims, Witnesses and Other Participants to Criminal Proceeding Bill has been posted on the draft legal acts discussion portal.

Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov hosted Monday the visiting OSCE delegation led by Secretary-General Thomas Greminger, the ministry said.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed Celebration of Eid al-Fitr Decree Monday in line with which June 15-17 are announced as the public holiday in Uzbekistan.

High level representatives of all five Central Asian (CA) countries, the European Union (EU), International Financial Institutions (IFIs), international and regional organizations, and NGOs gathered for the 8th meeting of the EU-CA Working Group on Environment and Climate Change (WGECC) on 7-8 June 2018 in Tashkent to discuss the progress in cooperation on environment, climate change and water. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Mr Massimo Cozzone from Italy, the coordinating EU country for the process.

The delegation of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), led by Secretary-General Thomas Greminger is arriving today in Uzbekistan to attend in the International Conference on the Role of Youth in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization Leading to Terrorism, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said in a statement.