Saturday, 15, December, 2018

National

From November 12 to 24 2018, a team from the French army 27th Mountain Infantry Battalion trained Uzbek army trainers on mountain combat in the Forish training ground.

Uzbekistan has decided to join the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly Convention, the speaker of the Federation Council, the chairman of the IPA CIS Council, Valentina Matviyenko said at the meeting of the IPA CIS Council.

The government resolution has been amended, and now foreign citizens and stateless persons will be able to obtain 3-year multiple-entry visas for US$ 300, instead of the current validity of one year, the Justice ministry said.

Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov, who is attending the International Conference on Afghanistan in Geneva, met with the President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan yesterday, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

Criminal case has been opened against officials of the Labor Migration Agency who are now facing a number of charges, the Prosecutor General’s Office said.

Komil Allamjonov has been appointed Acting Director General of the Uzbek Press Agency, the Ministry of Justice said. In October, he was relieved of his post as deputy head of the President’s administration/ press secretary, the positions he held since December 2017.

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov, who is attending the International Conference on Afghanistan in Geneva, met with Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asia AffairsAlice Wells Tuesday.

The President of Uzbekistan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Uzbek Armed Forces, Shavkat Mirziyoyev today at the Chirchik training ground observed special tactical exercises of units that were put on high alert.

President Mirziyoyev signed a decree on Monday allowing individuals, among others, to dig precious metals as of March 1, 2019. At present, only state-owned companies - Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Complex and Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex are allowed to mine precious metals.

The director of the Uzbek Agency for Press and Information Laziz Tangriev has resigned at his own request, a source in the government said.