Thursday, 22, April, 2021

National

Today, the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held an online summit with the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, the presidential press service said.

The Central Asia is up for grabs for the first time in almost 200 years and Uzbekistan is the region’s pivot. That is to say, a real chance exists for the Silk Road countries, aka the ‘Stans, to fulfill their own destiny undiverted by outside powers. But that chance may not be a strong one, may indeed falter, unless all the regional and global forces align, the story by Melik Kalyan on Forbes said.

A Fergana driver was fined for carrying 28 kindergarten children in Damas minivan. There were 5 children in the front passenger seat alone, the MY5 channel reported.

The Deputy Foreign Minister Furqat Sidiqov attended the inter-ministerial meeting on preparation for the second Central Asia - China ministerial meeting, scheduled for the first half of May in the Chinese province of Shaanxi, Dunyo reported.

The Cabinet of Ministers by its April 12 resolution approved the Regulation on the procedure for providing financial assistance to Uzbekistan citizens who find themselves on the territory of foreign states without means of living, Norma.uz reported.

On April 8-9, the United States, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a two-day webinar: ‘Women in Crafts: Opportunities for Connectivity and Digital Trade’ for women artisans and handicraft producers across Afghanistan and Central Asia to better understand market demand, identify new markets, and improve product quality. This training was held as part of USAID’s Competitiveness, Trade and Jobs activity and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Over 130 thousand university students live in rented apartments. To address this issue, the government is preparing a program that provides for coverage of half of the rent by the state.

The reciprocal intergovernmental agreement on protection of Uzbek and Kazakh labor migrants in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, signed on April 15, 2019 during the state visit of President of Kazakhstan Kasim-Jomart Tukayev to Uzbekistan, took effect on April 4, 2021, Dunyo reported.

On April 12, the Deputy PM/Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade Sardor Umrzakov held online talks with Indian Minister of Railways, Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal.

The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has accepted the invitation of the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and will pay an official visit to Dushanbe from June 10 to 12, Asia-Plus said with reference to a source in the government of Tajikistan.