Thursday, 24, September, 2020

National

On September 10, Uzbekistan Deputy Prime Minister Sardor Umurzakov held talks with the Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs of Pakistan Ali Haider Zaidi, the Uzbek Ministry of Investment Foreign Trade reported.

Seven countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will test the combat readiness of the joint air defense system during a training session that began on Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The Foreign Ministers of Uzbekistan and Russia Abdulaziz Kamilov and Sergey Lavrov met on September 10 on the sidelines of the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers meeting, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

The Foreign Ministers of Uzbekistan and Russia Abdulaziz Kamilov and Sergey Lavrov will hold bilateral talks on Thursday in Moscow on the sidelines of a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Restoring direct flights between Samarkand and Lviv was discussed on September 9 by the Ambassador of Ukraine to Uzbekistan Nikolai Doroshenko and the governor of the Samarkand province Erkinjon Turdimov, as well as the Samarkand city mayor Boburmirzo Oblakulov. The Ukrainian Embassy said on its Facebook page.

Today, U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan Daniel Rosenblum, together with the Minister of Water Resources, Shavkat Khamraev, opened a virtual event in Tashkent to celebrate the renovation of the Yomonjar irrigation system in Bukhara province. The rehabilitation was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Smart Waters project, implemented by the Central Asia Regional Environmental Center (CAREC).

The daily increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in Uzbekistan is increasing for the third day in a row. On September 9, it stood at 512 cases (on September 8 - 443, on September 7 - 312).

The Cabinet of Ministers issued a resolution on September 8 approving the measures to organize the cotton harvest campaign in 2020, the Ministry of Agriculture said.

The international organization CERT INTERNATIONAL (Slovakia) conducted a study of the activities of the Uzbekistan Ministry of Justice in all areas and, based on the findings, issued an anti-corruption conformity certificate.

Uzbekistan could be handed observer status in the Eurasian Economic Union before the year-end,Iya Malkina, assistant to Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) announced today at an online briefing.