Tuesday, 24, April, 2018

National

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov today arrived in Tashkent on a state visit. At Islam Karimov airport, the high guest was welcomed by the Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev today had a telephone conversation with the Russian President Vladimir Putin, the presidential press service said.

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has accepted the invitation of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev an will pay a state visit to Uzbekistan on April 23-24, the President’s press-secretary Komil Allamjonov said.

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a three-year joint project on “Preventing corruption through effective, accountable and transparent governance institutions in Uzbekistan.”

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov yesterday hosted the newly appointed Philippine Ambassador with the residence in Tehran, Wilfredo S. Santos, the Foreign Ministry reported.

The Uzbekistan's Labor Code was amended with an article prohibiting the refusal to hire former convicts (with the exception of cases provided for by law).

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev instructed the government to develop a legal mechanism to prevent the forcing of social workers in to perform cleaning other works, as well as widely discussed cases of window –dressing, (whitewashing), President ial spokesman Komil Allamjonov said at a briefing on Tuesday, which was aired live on Uzbekistan 24 and on Facebook.

Shavkatbek Irgashev has been appointed as mayor of Tashkent's Mirzo-Ulugbek district, the Tashkent mayor's office said. Previously, this post was occupied by Sherzod Kudbiev, who was appointed as Minister of Employment and Labor Relations.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev today hosted the visiting Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea Kang Kyung-wha, the press service of the head of state said.

Uzbekistan's Armed Forces ranked 39th in the updated Countries Military Strength Ranking by Global Firepower. Uzbekistan is placed between Netherlands and Romania and is the highest in the Central Asian region, with Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan - placed 50th, 80th, 91st and 96th, respectively.