Wednesday, 16, January, 2019

National

The population of Uzbekistan as of July 1 stood at 32.345 million people, an increase by 224.5 thousand from 31 December 2016, or by 0.7%. The urban population is 16.353 million (or 50.6% of total population), and the rural population is 15.9 million (49.4%), the Statistics Committee announced on its website.

Shavkat Tulyaganov has been appointed as First deputy adviser to the President of Uzbekistan responsible for social and economic policy.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the National Nuclear Security Administration within the US Department of Energy (NNSA/DOE) and the Uzbekistan’s Customs Committee, following the meeting between the US Ambassador to Uzbekistan Pamela Spratlen and the First Deputy Chairman of the Uzbek Customs Committee, Bakhtiyar Raimov.

The visiting Political Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Special Envoy to the President of Serbia, Zoran Vujic held talks today at the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Uzbekistan.

Alisher Mustafayev has been appointed as chairman of the board of UzTransGaz, the company announced in a statement. Earlier, Alisher Mustafayev (50 years old) worked in various positions within UzbekNeftegaz, including in MubarekNeftegaz.

Today at the Uzbek Foreign Ministry were held a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea Kwon Yong-woo.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting with writers, poets, filmmakers, actors, musicians and other creative people on Thursday. At the meeting large companies, agencies, banks reportedly proposed sponsorship for creative organizations.

Bobur Alikhanov has been appointed as interim chairman of the state-owned National Television and Radio Company (NTRC), replacing  Khurshid Mirzahidov who was dismissed from post on the eve, the website of the Uzbekistan 24 channel reported .

The Executive Director of ISTEDOD Fund, Abdunabi Pardaev spoke about novelties introduced in the organization. So, this year it is planned to allocate over 40 billion soums for various programs.

Helena Fraser presented to the Minister the letter of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres about her appointment in Uzbekistan.