Monday, 22, April, 2019

National

Uzbekistan Airways received the second of the two ordered Airbus A320 Neo aircrafts, which landed at the Tashkent airport on the evening of April 9, the carrier said in a statement. The first aircraft arrived on March 11 and is now operating on an international flight.

Amnesty International called upon the Uzbek authorities to guarantee an open, free  and fair trial for the former Prosecutor General Rashitjon Kadirov.

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad will visit the Uzbek capital of Tashkenton Wednesday in order to discuss prospects for intra-Afghan talks, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The Special Representative of the Uzbek President for Afghanistan, Ismatulla Irgashev met with the Special Envoy on the Afghan Affairs of the Foreign Ministry, Deng Xijun in Beijing on Monday.

Delegation of Mongolia will arrive in Tashkent headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Batmunkh Battsetseg to attend the next Uzbek-Mongolian political consultations in Tashkent on April 10, 2019.

President Moon Jae-in from April 16-23 will travel to three countries in Central Asia, Cheong Wa Dae ("Blue House", the official residence of the South Korean President) said on April 8.

Uzbekistan Railways and the Spanish Patentes Talgo signed a purchase contract for another two AVE 250high-speed trains.

Uzbekneftegaz and the Russian Zarubezhneft signed the Common Terms Agreement for the implementation of the project in Uzbekistan aimed at increasing oil production at the Khartoum, East Khartoum and South Olamishik fields belonging to Andijanneft (a Uzbekneftegaz subsidiary), and have set up Andijanpetro joint venture to implement the project.

The defense ministers of the CIS member states will hold a meeting in Moscow on May 5, the Chairman of the Executive Committee/CIS Executive Secretary, Sergey Lebedev after the meeting of the Foreign Ministers Council.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev departed for Surkhandarya province to familiarize himself with of projects being projects implementation status, visit makhallas, schools and other social facilities and to attend the opening ceremony of the International Bakhshi Art Festival in Termez.