According to UzA, on May 1, 2017, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a telephone conversation with the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, on mutual agreement.
From May 1 the Nukus Airport will be temporarily closed for international flights due to renovation works at the airport complex. According to the press service of Uzbekistan Airways, the flight HY 626 Nukus-Domodedovo-Nukus will be moved to Urgench airport.
On April 26 President Shavkat Mirziyoyev decreed the commencement of operation on May 15 of Ok Oltin and Malik road checkpoints on the Uzbek-Kazakh state boundary.
Uzbekistan kept 48th place among 126 countries in the updated Countries Military Strength Ranking. Among the CIS countries, Uzbekistan is ranked third after Russia (2nd in overall ranking) and Ukraine (30).
The Uzbek Interior Ministry in a statement announced the launch on May 1 of a hotline, which will field complaints about police abuse.
On April 30, 2017, the Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov held bilateral talks with the Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kisida in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan), with the ministers currently attending the Sixth meeting of the Foreign Ministers in the framework of the Central Asia+Japan Dialogue.
On April 29 the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited South-Kazakhstan province where he met with the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.
On April 27, the First Deputy Chairman of the Uzbek Senate, Sodiq Safoyev met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Uzbekistan, Vladimir Tyurdenev.
On April 27, the Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov received the Deputy Foreign Minister of the State of Kuwait Ali Sulaiman al-Sayyid in Tashkent. The sides discussed the state and prospects of relations between Uzbekistan and Kuwait and some international and regional issues.
GM Uzbekistan has launched production of a renovated Chevrolet Malibu business-class sedan, the company's press service announced. The car has become more economical and more advanced technologically, while significantly improving in safety and comfort aspect.