Monday, 19, August, 2019

National

The European Union welcomes the news on the closure of the Jaslyk penal colony; it is a step towards better prison management. The EU is also looking forward to a reform of the prison system based on the ratification and full implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and to empowering the Ombudsman's office to carry out the function of National Preventive Mechanism according to international best practise.

As per the President’s August 13 Measures To Further Develop Uzbekistan’s Tourism Sector decree, US $ 20 per person shall be refunded in equal shares from the state budget and the off-budget fund to travel agents or air carriers for organizing charter flights to Uzbekistan to boost the tourism sector.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev yesterday signed the Privatization of Non-agricultural Land Plots Bill into Law, whıch was passed by the Legislative Chamber on April 26 and was approved by the Senate on May 3.

Uzbekistan Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov is currently in Turkmenistan leading a delegation to attend the 1st Caspian Economic Forum on August 11-12 at the Avaza tourist zone in Turkmenbashi, with delegations from Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Bulgaria and other countries also presetn in the forum.

The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev spoke to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over the phone Sundey, the presidential press service said.

Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Sibghatullah Ahmadi expressed on Twitter that the government is not pleased with Uzbekistan receiving Taliban delegation, “for facilitating any peace talks”.

The Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov had a telephone conversation with the UK Minister of State for Europe and the Americas  Christopher Pincher, the Foreign Ministry said.

Female teachers were forced to sweep school yard, while their male collegues were “asked” to perform repair works and to paint at the Tashkent’s school # 202 Tuesday, the Telegram From You channel said.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is hosting ten popular international travel bloggers from August 8-18, 2019 to promote tourism in Central Asia.

In the evening of August 8, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a telephone conversation with the President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov, the presidential press service said.