Monday, 18, June, 2018

National

To expand cooperation between the United States and Uzbekistan and improve the rule of law, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Javier Piedra and Minister of Justice Ruslan Davletov signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will support Uzbekistan’s judicial reform process, the US Embassy in Tashkent said in a statement.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will hold meetings and talks with the leaders of China, Russia, India, Pakistan and the UN in Qingdao (China) on the margins of the SCO Summit in June 8-10, the presidential press secretary Komil Allamjonov told in a briefing.

Tashkent today hosted the seventh round of political consultations between the foreign ministries of Uzbekistan and Poland, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported. The Polish delegation was led by the Deputy foreign minister Andrzej Papaj.

President Shavkat Mirziyoev convened an extraordinary government meeting Tuesday devoted to increasing revenues of local budgets, reforming the tax system and tackling inflation through boosting production volumes.

Members of the Uzbek Government are opening accounts in social networks, mainly in Facebook. In early June, Deputy PM/Finance Minister Jamshid Kuchkarov opened an account on Facebook.

Prosecutor-General's Office held a press briefing Tuesday which was devoted to steps taken to ensure social justice and the rule of law in Uzbekistan.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev today signed decree appointing Olimjon Faizibaev as deputy chairman of the Tax Committee of Uzbekistan.

Sharifjon Tursunov has been appointed chairman of UzTransGaz, replacing Alisher Mustafayev who occupied this post since August 4, 2017, the ministry of justice said in a statement.

Yukio Takasu, the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General for Human Security, arrived in Uzbekistan to attend the upcoming events: the Central Asian International Environmental Forum: "Strengthening cooperation in the field of environmental protection and sustainable development" (June 5-8) and the conference: "Joint actions to mitigate the consequences of the Aral catastrophe: new approaches, innovative solutions, investments" (June 8).

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov in Doha met with Qatari Deputy PM/ Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim al Thani, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.