On January 2, the Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message to the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in which he expressed his good wishes on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries:
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev wished the people of Uzbekistan a Happy New Year. For the first time in many years, President’s New Year greeting both in Russian and Uzbek languages was aired on TV.
On 31 December an Agreement was signed in Tashkent between the Government of Uzbekistan and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany on technical cooperation for the implementation of the project "Land use based on ecosystem approach and conservation of the ecosystems in the lower course of the Amu Darya river".
Shavkat Mirziyoyev said that it is absolutely vital to raise science to a new level, failing to do so it will be difficult to solve th problems that the society is facing. Comprehensive support for science and scientists is one of the priorities of the state, he said.
President Mirziyoyev signed a Decree on December 28 according to which Tursinkhan Khudaibergenov, who from March 2010 headed the Ministry of Emergency Situations, has been appointed the State Advisor to the President, and will oversee and coordinate the work with appeals of individuals and legal entities.
The UN Secretary-General-elect António Guterres sent a message to the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, in which he expressed hope for deepening the close cooperation between the organization and the republic "for the welbeing of the Uzbek people and the Central Asian region as a whole", the message said.
Uzbek Commodity Exchange launched the bot - @rtsb_bot in Telegram messenger. The UZEX bot is intended to facilitate the customer service. In particular with the help of the messenger clients will be able to get information on tariffs for e-procurement services, download the instruction on how to participate in government and corporate procurement and learn latest news from UZEX.
On December 29, Tashkent hosted a special conference of the Uzbekistan’s Journalists Union, during which Sadulla Khakimov, the Honored Worker of Culture of Uzbekistan, was elected as the new chairman.
On December 28 in the conference hall of Uzbekistan Hotel was held a working meeting of the Tourism Development Committee with the participation of representatives of government bodies and business entities in the field of tourism.
A number of agreements have been signed following the meeting of the Uzbekistan-Tajikistan intergovernmental commission on trade-economic cooperation in Dushanbe.