Saturday, 15, December, 2018

National

109th Session of the UN Migration Agency's Council, which opened yesterday in Geneva, has voted to support the application of the Republic of Uzbekistan to join IOM as a Member State, bringing the total membership to 173.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Uzbekistan Ulugbek Maksudov yesterday presented his credentials to the King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

President of Uzbekistan, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Shavkat Mirziyoyev has ordered the start of large-scale test of military readiness of servicemen in Uzbekistan. The troops of the Ministry of Defense were alerted for drill on Monday morning.

Unfinished apartment buildings in Tashkent’s Mirzo-Ulugbek district erected with gross violations of technical and fire regulations are being demolished, Uzbekistan 24 reported.

In a significant step forward for relations between Uzbekistan and the European Union, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Abdulaziz Kamilov and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, have yesterday launched negotiations for a new, comprehensive bilateral agreement. 

The visit of the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Brussels will take place once the parties complete the negotiations on the basic documents of bilateral and regional cooperation, said the Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov following the meeting of the Uzbekistan-EU Cooperation Council in Brussels.

The government of Uzbekistan has decided to invite a UN special rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, the Director of the National Center for Human Rights of Uzbekistan Akmal Saidov announced today.

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov met with Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and European Affairs Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium Didier Reinders in Brussels, the Uzbek Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Lieutenant Ilkhomjon Khaidarov, officer at Andijan province Izboskan district police department, died after being beaten by people in the street, the Prosecutor General’s Office.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree on opening of Uzbekistan’s general consulate in Rostov-on-Don (Russia), the Ministry of Justice said..