Sunday, 26, March, 2023


On February 28, 2023, the Ministry of Preschool and School Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a ceremony of signing grant contracts for 3 projects (worth 140,165 US dollars) in the field of education, within the framework of the Japan’s Government program "Grant Assistance For Grassroots Human Security Projects".

A video has circulated on social media showing female students from a Tashkent school jokingly throwing prop dollar bills to the song “For Money, Yeah!” by the Russian pop singer Daria Zoteeva, aka Instasamka. The Tashkent public education department (TPED) commented on the situation, saying that "the parents apologized."

Speed limit in Tashkent and Nukus cities, as well as provincial and district centers will be reduced from 70 to 60 km/h from April 1. This is provided for by the presidential decree, which approved the 2023 State Program within the “New Uzbekistan’s Development Strategy for 2022-2026.

On March 1, Acting Foreign Minister Bakhtiyor Saidov hosted the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Tashkent. Reportedly, during the meeting, which took place mainly behind closed doors, the parties agreed to joint efforts to facilitate business exchanges, enhance the human resources potential of Uzbekistan, strengthen regional security in Central Asia, and a number of other issues.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has accepted the invitation of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and will pay a working visit to this country on March 1-2, the presidential press service said.

Today, on February 28, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken landed in Tashkent. At Tashkent Airport, Antony Blinken was welcomed by Foreign Minister Bakhtiyor Saidov, US Ambassador Jonathan Henick and other officials.

The authorities of Uzbekistan and Pakistan have approved an action plan to bring the two-way trade to $1 billion, the Ministry of Investment, Industry and Trade (MIIT) said.

Today, on February 28, a Lithuanian business mission headed by Deputy Minister of Economy and Innovation Vincas Jurgutis arrived in Uzbekistan.

The State Assets Management Agency has announced a tender for engaging consultant to develop a Navoiyazot’s privatization strategy and a road map for its implementation in line with the relevant privatization programs.

Another case of many children being carried in Damas microvan was revealed in Namangan province, the Namangan province traffic police said.

On February 27, Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a meeting on measures to expand the use of renewable energy sources. According to the presidential press service, in recent years, energy problems have become relevant throughout the world. Therefore, countries are looking for and applying alternative ways to meet their energy needs. Today, the share of "green" sources in world energy has reached almost 30 percent, and in some European countries it has exceeded 80-90 percent.

The cold weather has retreated, and a warm week is expected in Uzbekistan, Uzhydromet reported. It will be dry from Tuesday to Thursday, light rain is expected on March 2 only in some areas of Karakalpakstan autonomy. The air temperature will gradually rise, and on March 2 it will reach +2 ... + 7 degrees Celsius at night, + 17 ... + 22 degrees in the daytime.

The Uzbekistan delegation, led by the acting Foreign Minister Bakhtiyor Saidov will attend the C5+1 ministerial meeting on February 28, 2023 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

This year Kazakhstan is planning to commence the construction of the third line for Bukhara-Ural gas pipeline, which runs from Uzbekistan through Kazakhstan to Russia, announced the governor of Kazakhstan’s Aktobe region Yeraly Tugzhanov.

This Monday, February 27, 2023 the European-Uzbek Association for Economic Cooperation (EUROUZ), in partnership with the government and international financial institutions, together with key European Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations covering Uzbekistan, held an online webinar “Uzbekistan 2023: Economic & Investment Update”, which aroused a great interest among the European professional community with over 280 companies registering to be part of the event.

Minister of Investments, Industry and Trade of Uzbekistan Laziz Qudratov hosted the visiting Minister of Economy of Azerbaijan Mikail Jabbarov.

The Ministry of Transport is negotiating with the Lithuanian authorities on the possibility of transit of trucks through the territory of this country, the Ministry said in a statement.

The chief of the Presidential Administration, Sardor Umrzoqov, met with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. According to the information announced by the Qatari authorities, Sardar Umrzakov delivered the letter of Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Emir of Qatar.

On February 26, the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a telephone conversation with the President of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Footages surfaced on the social media of dozens of teenagers in Tashkent walking the streets shouting Aslam is the Power on Saturday.