Saturday, 20, October, 2018

National

The Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Uzbekistan on a state visit on October 18–19. The press service of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev announced a brief program of the visit.

Uzbek-Russian education forum will take place in Tashkent on October 18-19 at the initiative of the major universities of Uzbekistan and Russia.

The Ministry of Innovation and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) signed a memorandum on creation of the International Aral basin Innovation Center under the President of Uzbekistan. It is planned that the center will be located in Karakalpakstan at the experimental station of Nukus State Forestry.

Tashkent’s Yakkasaray District Criminal Court announced the verdict against the defendants Murod Khanturayev, D. Vakhabov and I. Parpiev. The sources in the Supreme Court told the Tashkent Times.

Former deputy interior minister Tohir Aripov has been appointed as the chief of the Tashkent province police department. Tohir Aripov was appointed deputy interior minister in May. From July 2017 to July 2018, he had served as the head of the Office of patrol and public order under the Interior Ministry.

Five district mayors in the Tashkent province will not get two-month salaries for reported shortcomings in their work after Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the province on Friday, sources told the Tashkent Times.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree Saturday raising wages to budget-financed organizations from November 1, as well as pensions, scholarships and benefits by an average of 10%.

The defense ministers of Uzbekistan and Russia signed an agreement on the use of the airspaces of the two countries by military aircrafts.

The Day of German Unity was marked on 10 October at the German Embassy in Uzbekistan. During the event, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany Günther Overfeld addressed the guests. He supported the reform efforts undertaken in Uzbekistan and spoke about the Uzbek-German ties.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev today hosted the heads of defense departments of the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), who are visiting Uzbekistan to attend the meeting of the Council of CIS Defense Ministers.