On January 19, Uzbekistan and Russia held a round of political consultations between foreign ministries. According to the Uzbek Foreign Ministry, the delegations of the two countries exchanged views on topical issues of bilateral cooperation in the framework of the CIS.
On January 19, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan was held a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey, Ahmet Başar Şen.
On January 18, at the Uzbek Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Sultanate of Oman, Mohammed bin Said bin Mohammed al-Lawati.
Prices for locally manufactured medicines and medical devices fell by 8-44% compared with January last year, the Head of Department for Quality Control of Medicines and Medical Devices of the Uzbek Ministry of Health, Habibullo Jalilov announced.
On January 18, at the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan was held a meeting with the OSCE Project Co-ordinator, John S. MacGregor.
A draft Presidential Decree - "Uzbekistan’s Strategy for Further Development" (in Uzbek and Russian languages) has been published on the legal acts discussion portal.
Kuranbaev Kahramon Kuchkarovich has been appointed as Deputy State Adviser of the President of Uzbekistan on organizational and personnel affairs.
The Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan has prepared a draft Presidential decree "On measures to improve the communicating system of legal acts, explanations of their nature and meaning."
On 16 January 2017, the Uzbek Foreign Minister, Abdulaziz Kamilov received the Japanese parliamentary mission, headed by the MP of the House of Councillors, Yuhei Yumashita.
Uzbekistan passport ranked 70th in the updated Passport Index, the popular global ranking of the world's passports prepared by Arton Capital, the global advisory for residence and citizenship solutions.