Friday, 21, February, 2020

National

Hans Kluge, the new director of the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Europe, will pay an official visit to Uzbekistan on February 11–12, the WHO country office said.

Foreign Minister, Abdulaziz Kamilov today in Baku met with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council).

The Ministry of Energy, together with the World Bank, has begun drafting Uzbekistan’s Electric Grid Code, the Ministry of Energy said in a statement.

The United States Department of State has presented a new Central Asia strategy for 2019–2025. Its publication was announced by the U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo during a recent visit to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

On February 5, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a meeting devoted to reforming Uzbekistan’s foreign trade system, the presidential press service said in a statement.

The systematic and systemic use of child labour and forced labour in Uzbekistan’s cotton industry has come to an end, according to a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report.

“2020 will be a breakthrough year” for the aviation industry of Uzbekistan due to the high pace of reforms, a joint statement by Uzbekistan Airways and Uzbekistan Airports said. These companies were formed in 2019 from splitting of the National Airline Uzbekistan Airways. The World Bank experts contributed to the distribution of airline and airport functions between the two companies.

In January of this year, the negotiating group on Uzbekistan’s accession to the WTO, led by Deputy Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade (MIFT), B. Abidov, visited Geneva (Switzerland) to discuss issues related to the organization of the 4th meeting of the working group on Uzbekistan’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

On February 6, the Uzbekistan government delegation headed by the Foreign Minister, Abdulaziz Kamilov will attend the extraordinary meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Turkic Council in Baku, the Foreign Minister said in a statement.

Uzbekistan began evacuating its citizens China due to outbreak of coronavirus. Yesterday, a charter flight of Uzbekistan Airways carrying 250 passengers landed at Tashkent airport at 17:20.