Monday, 19, August, 2019

National

Turkey's Nurol Makina delıvered 24 Ejder Yalçın armored vehicles to the Uzbekistan Armed Forces, the Sabah reported. The armored vehicles will reportedly be used to protect the Uzbek-Afghan border.

Ranked 25th Uzbekistan is facing High Water Stress, says a new report that ranks countries and regions on their exposure to water stress, flood and drought risk.

Delegation of Taliban led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar arrived in Uzbekistan. The delegation was met at the airport by the Uzbek President’s special representative for Afghanistan, Ismatulla Irgashev.

The Extradition Treaty and the Treaty on legal assistance in civil, family and criminal matters between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan took effect on August 7, the Foreign Ministry said.

Uzbekistan Airways agreed to provide slots for the Egyptian low-cost airline Nile Air after the intervention of the Antimonopoly Committee (AMC).

The Uzbek Ambassador to Germany Nabijon Kasimov met with the State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Guido Beermann, the Foreign Ministry said.

The UN Country Team in Uzbekistan welcomes the President’s Resolution on closing the prison in Jaslyk. This decision is in line with the long-standing recommendations of the UN Human Rights Mechanisms, including most recently at the 3rd UPR cycle (30th session of May 2018): “Close the Jaslyk prison colony, facilitate full and unhindered access for monitoring by the International Committee of the Red Cross, and ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.”

Cooperation Action Plan between the Academy of the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was signed on August 6, the Ministry of Defense said.

On August 6, Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov was hosted by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the ministry said in a statement.

Tashkent city plans to deploy 40-strong tourist police, equipped with the necessary transport and uniforms, with currently 10 policemen dispatched to Tashkent tourist sites by September,, the mayor’s office said.