Sunday, 17, February, 2019

National

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov today met the head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia (UNRCCA) Petko Draganov, who arrived in Tashkent to participate in the Central Asia - Uzbekistan's Top Foreign Policy Priority conference, the Foreign Ministry reports.

Uzbekistan, like no other country, is interested in transforming the Central Asian region into an area of stability, sustainable development and good-neighborliness, the Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov said in his opening remarks in the "Central Asia - Uzbekistan's top foreign policy priority" conference.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev today received the President of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Choue Chung-won. Warmly welcoming the guest, Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed sincere gratitude to Choue Chung-won for his personal contribution and practical steps aimed at popularization of taekwondo in Uzbekistan, especially among the youth.

President of Uzbekistan by his 9 August Resolution has approved the accords with the State of Kuwait signed on February 8, 2017:

Bakhtiyor Sayfullaev has been appointed as Culture minister of Uzbekistan, replacing Mahmud Muratov, who ran the ministry since February, 2017, a source in the government said.

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov received the newly appointed Ambassador of Switzerland, Olivier Chave. The Ambassador presented a copy of his credentials, the Foreign Ministry reports.

Aktam Khaitov has been appointed as Employment and labor relations minister, replacing Aziz Abdukhakimov who was appointed as chairman to Tourism Development Committee by the August 7 Presidential decree, the ministry announced in a statement.

Uzbek Foreign Ministry will on August 11 hold an international conference titled "Central Asia - Uzbekistan's top foreign policy priority" co-organized with the Information and Analytical Center for International Relations, the UNDP country office and the office of OSCE Project Co-ordinator, Uzbekistan 24 reports.

Pursuant to the instruction by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev during his Fergana province trip on June 22-23, the Uzbekistan Railways launched electric train service between Kokand, Margilan and Andijan, UzA reports.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev today received the visiting president of the Asian Infrastructure Investments Bank (ABII), Jin Liqun, Uzbekistan 24 reported.