Friday, 21, February, 2020

National

Uzbekistan will join the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-speaking countries this year. First Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Chamber, Akmal Saidov announced at the international conference “New stage of state and social construction in Uzbekistan, enhancing the role of the parliament and the representative bodies in democratic modernization”.

India is interested in helping Uzbekistan to build its nuclear infrastructure, Uzatom agency said in a statement. The delegation of Uzatom, during a visit to Delhi, held talks with the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of the Government of India, Sri Vyas, on launching cooperation in the use of peaceful atom.

As of February 18, 2020, Uzbekistan's population stands at 34,002,410, the Statistics Committee said in a report, of which 17,093,012 are male and 16909398 are female.

Dilfuza Uralova has been appointed as the new mayor of Syrdarya’s Boyovut district, the mayor’s press service said. She became the only female khokim among the current heads of regions, cities and regions of Uzbekistan.

Today, the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev hosted the visiting Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó.

The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has accepted the invitation of the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and will visit Turkey on February 19-20.

Sodiq Safoev considers that there are three main tasks before the parliament today. These are the improvement of lawmaking, parliamentary oversight, and enhancing the local councils.

Abandoning the government order for cotton and grain production will lead to the eradication of the race for agricultural planning, the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev announced on February 14 at a government meeting on agricultural sector, Uzbekistan 24 reported.

Turboatom may take part in the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan. The Ukrainian firm’s possibleparticipation in the Uzbekistan nuclear project was discussed during a meeting on February 11 between the governor of Kharkiv province, Alexey Kucher and the official of the Uzbekistan Embassy in Ukraine Bakhodir Ibragimov, KharkivTimes said.

On February 18, the Hungarian government delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó will travel to Tashkent on a working visit, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.