The United Nations Development Programme in Uzbekistan commends Uzbekistan’s recent signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
On May 2, 2017, the Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov met with newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Saudi Arabia H.E. Hisham bin Mishal bin Suwail al-Suwail, the press service of the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
On May 2, 2017, the Uzbek Interior Minister, Major-General Abdusalom Azizov, at a meeting of the International Press Club, spoke about the capacities of the Interior Ministry to counter various threats, including terrorism and religious extremism.
According to UzA, on May 1, 2017, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a telephone conversation with the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, on mutual agreement.
From May 1 the Nukus Airport will be temporarily closed for international flights due to renovation works at the airport complex. According to the press service of Uzbekistan Airways, the flight HY 626 Nukus-Domodedovo-Nukus will be moved to Urgench airport.
On April 26 President Shavkat Mirziyoyev decreed the commencement of operation on May 15 of Ok Oltin and Malik road checkpoints on the Uzbek-Kazakh state boundary.
Uzbekistan kept 48th place among 126 countries in the updated Countries Military Strength Ranking. Among the CIS countries, Uzbekistan is ranked third after Russia (2nd in overall ranking) and Ukraine (30).
The Uzbek Interior Ministry in a statement announced the launch on May 1 of a hotline, which will field complaints about police abuse.
On April 30, 2017, the Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov held bilateral talks with the Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kisida in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan), with the ministers currently attending the Sixth meeting of the Foreign Ministers in the framework of the Central Asia+Japan Dialogue.
On April 29 the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited South-Kazakhstan province where he met with the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.