Friday, 22, February, 2019

National

Boeing reached an agreement with Uzbekistan Airways to provide services that will enable the airline to more efficiently and effectively maintain its 787-8 Dreamliner fleet through the Boeing Landing Gear Exchange program, the Boeing company said in a statement.

The Tashkent branch of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) will open in September and will offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees, the Foreign Ministry said.

The United States will help Uzbekistan to draft the new Labour Code and introduce the national qualification system, the Uzbek Ministry of Labor said.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has approved the Atomic Energy Development Concept for 2019-2029. According to the concept, the nuclear power plant construction project will be implemented in three phases.

Ikhtiyor Abdullaev left the post of the chairman of the State Security Service of Uzbekistan due to health reasons, a source in the government told The Tashkent Times.

Education general agreement and premises use agreement were signed on February 5 between the Uzbek Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education and Webster University at the Embassy of Uzbekistan to the USA.

Uzbek President instructed the Central Bank to create a Development Bank with a capital of US$ 500 million, Central Bank Chairman, Mamarizo Nurmuratov said at a meeting of the International Press Club Wednesday.

On February 5, 2019, Uzbekistan delegation led by Deputy PM Tanzila Narbaeva, who had departed for the United States to attend the annual meeting of the Cotton Campaign, held meetings with the Deputy Assistant to the U.S. President Lisa Curtis, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Alice Wells and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights, Democracy, and Labor Michael Kozak in Washington on Thursday, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

Press Ombudsman is planned to be established, which will protect the rights of media outlets in Uzbekistan, the Information and Mass Communications Agency said in a statement.

Uzbekistan and the European Union came to a common understanding on the structure of the draft Extended Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA), the Foreign Ministry said. The future agreement will replace the current agreement in force since July 1, 1999.