Friday, 22, February, 2019

National

The Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant  will visit Uzbekistan in April. He will be the first U.S. governor ever to visit Uzbekistan, the Foreign Ministry said.

Islam Karimov Jr., the grandson of the late President Islam Karimov and Gulnara Karimova's son, posted an address to the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on his Instagram page stating about the pressure being exerted on his mother. 

The Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz, participating in the Munich Security Conference, met with the President of Afghanistan, Muhammad Ashraf Ghani, the Foreign Ministry said.

The draft presidential decree for opening of two new universities has been posted on the portal of discussion of drafts legal acts.

Bahodirjon Sidikov, by the Government resolution, has been appointed chairman of Uzbekneftgaz, the Ministry of Justice said in a statement.

The Interior Ministry has proposed to significantly cut fines for violation of the rules of stay in Uzbekistan.  The ministry proposed to modify the article 225 of the Administrative Responsibility Code,and to introduce a new wording for the violation of the rules of stay: “living on invalid documents or visas (in the current version of the code there is no word “visa”), failure to comply with the established procedure of movement or choice of place of residence, overstay, as well as non-compliance with the rules of transit".

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will attend the 2019 Munich Security Conference. "The Uzbekistan delegation headed by Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will visit Germany on February 13-16, 2019 to attend the Munich Security Conference 2019 and will hold a number of bilateral meetings in Munich" - the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Tashkent Metallurgical Plant (TMP) will be commissioned in December 2019, the company said in a statement. MetProm group of companies has been selected as the general contractor for the 286 million euros project.

The State Assets Management Agency announced the call for submission of bids for the sale of the Uzbekistan Hotel in the center of Tashkent.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev by his decree has appointed the citizen of the Korea Republic Lee Dong-wook as Deputy Minister of Health/Advisor to the Deputy PM in charge of social development, the Uzbek Ministry of Health said.