Monday, 18, June, 2018

National

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is expected to visit the French Republic this year, a source in the Uzbekistan Foreign Ministry said. The visit is said to take place in summer, however, details of the visit were not disclosed.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a state visit to Uzbekistan in the middle of autumn, the Russian ambassador Vladimir Tyurdenev said.

The Singaporean passport is no longer the most powerful passport in the world. According to the latest Henley Passport Index, Japan is now in the top spot with visa-free travel to 189 countries. 

Chairman of tourism development committee Aziz Abduhakimov has been appointed Deputy Prime Minister, replacing Kahramon Akramov as the head of the complex of education, healthcare, ecology, environment protection and sports, a source in the government said.

The petition, inititiated on the Mening Fikrim (transl. My Opinion) petitioning portal to award Shavkat Mirziyoyev the Hero of Uzbekistan order, gathered the required 10,000 signatures and is now being reviewed by the Parliement, with an official response to be posted on the site within 60 days.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed decree dismissing Kakhramon Akmalov from the post of the deputy PM, head of the governmental complex for education, health, environmental protection and sports due to his being moved to another job, a sources in the government said.

Evgeny Vladimirovich Birger has been appointed director general of the Uzbekiston Pochtasi (Uzbekistan Post), state-run postal service and courrier company Wednesday, replacing Shuhrat Atamuhamedov, who was moved to Uchtepa district mayor job, the company said.

Uzbek Foreign ministry today hosted a meeting with the delegation of Amnesty International led by Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Marie Struthers, the Foreign ministry reported.

The situation in Afghanistan is not becoming more stable, which allows terrorists to cross the country to neighboring countries, Russian Defense Minister, the Army General Sergey Shoygu said at talks with his Uzbek counterpart, Adbusalom Azizov in Tashkent Tuesday.

Uzbekistan and UNDP agreed to implement the Assistance in Implementing the Obligations under International Human Rights Conventions and Recommendations of the United Nations Charter and Treaty Bodies in the Republic of Uzbekistan Project.