Saturday, 23, March, 2019

National

Hotels may be entitled to refuse to allow guests if there is suspicion that the guests may be involved in "immoral behavior." The draft amendment to the Rules of Provision of Hotel Services, including this item, was proposed by the Tourism Committee of Uzbekistan and was published for consultation.

The UK-based Acumen Education is intending to open a network of affordable private schools and one premium-class school in Uzbekistan together with MBU Capital, an investment company, the Uzbek Ministry of Public Education said.

On the second day of the official visit to Germany, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Munich and met with the Minister President of Bavaria, Markus Söder.

The Ministry of Public Education of Uzbekistan and UNESCO are launching a joint project to prevent bullying in schools in Uzbekistan. Deputy Minister of Public Education of Uzbekistan, Atabek Nazirov, received Ms. Pilara Alvarez-Laso, Acting Head of UNESCO Country Office in Uzbekistan, at the Ministry of Public Education. In December 2018, the Ministry awarded Ms. Pilar Alvarez-Laso a badge “Talim Homiysi” (Education Sponsor).

By 2021, Uzbekistan intends to increase agricultural exports up to US$ 5 billion, the Foreign Trade Minister Jamshid Khodjayev speaking at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin.

The Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will make 36 foreign trips this year, the chair of the international press club Sherzod Kudrathujayev announced.

On January 18, 2019, a meeting was held at the Uzbekistan Embassy to the USA with the US chargé d'affaires ad interim in Uzbekistan Alan Meltzer, who is in Washington to attend the meeting of the heads of US diplomatic missions.

Tashkent will host the second Central Asia Climate Change Conference (CACCC) on April 3-4 to discuss measures to combat the effects of climate change. The CACCC 2019 will bring together over 200 participants from major national, regional and international organizations.

The secrecy regimen will be removed from the gold production and sales figures in Uzbekistan, according to the Jan. 17 decree by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Measures to fulfill the decree must be taken within a month.

President Mirziyoyev signed decree Thursday ordering to draft more lenient visa overstay regulation. The Interior Ministry, together with the Prosecutor General’s Office, the State Security Service, the Ministry of Justice and other agencies, have been tasked to submit a draft bill to the Legislative Chamber providing for more leniency for visa overstay offences, with differentiated fines and ensuring prompt ruling of such cases by the authorized state bodies.