Tuesday, 21, August, 2018

National

On August 4, the Foreign Minister of India Sushma Swaraj will pay an official visit to Tashkent, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov today met with his visiting Palestinian counterpart Riad Malki on August 1, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev yesterday signed the Countering Extremism Bill into Law. It was passed by the Legislative Chamber on June 12 and was approved by the Senate on June 28 and was published tody in Xalq So’zi newspaper.

Dilmurod Nabiyev has been appointed as new Minister of Sports replacing Shoakrom Isroilov, who was moved to another role last week, a source in the government told The Tashkent Times.

Uzbekistan Railways will raise ticket prices for Afrosiyob high-speed trains by 35% as of August 15, the company said in a statement today: 

The Prosecutor General's Office announced that the ex-chief of the Investigation Department of the National Security Service (now - the State Security Service) Oleg Vladimirovich Busygin now wanted for extortion of particularly large sums of money, the Prosecutor General's Office said in a statement.

The Uzbek Ministry of Public Education is inviting foreign investors to open private schools in the country, the ministry said.

Delegation of the State of Palestine, led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riad Malki, will arrive in Tashkent on Wednesday, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Webster University (USA) is launching its academic programs in Uzbekistan, the Foreign Ministry said. As part of the visit of the Uzbek delegation including the rectors of several universities  In St. Louis, Missouri, cooperation agreements were signed with Webster University, providing for the opening of its branch in Tashkent, including the launch of the TESL ​​(Teaching English as Second Language ) program with the Uzbek State University of World Languages as of September.

Procedure for Ensuring Safety in Courts, Trials and Their Participants has been amended Saturday and now attorneys for defense are allowed to bring computers, mobile and other communication devices into courts save for closed court proceedings, Norma.uz reported.