Tuesday, 07, April, 2020

National

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is postponing his upcoming trip to India, Uzbekistan and Pakistan in order to help manage the Department of Defense’s coronavirus response, a department spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

The deputies of the Legislative Chamber today backed the candidacy of Sardor Umurzakov for the post of Deputy prime minister in charge of investment and foreign economic relations/ Minister of investments and foreign trade.

The second Tashkent Law Spring International Legal Forum, scheduled to be held April 23–25, has been postponed, the forum’s organizing committee said.

Power outages may occur in some provinces of Uzbekistan due to a malfunction at Yangi-Angren TPP, the National Electric Networks said.

The Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister/Chairman of the Tourism Development Committee, Aziz Abdukhakimov hosted the head of the Eastern Europe Zone at Airbus Helicopters, Ralf Weber.

On March 6, the Cabinet of Ministers issued a decree introducing a system for processing and issuing national ID cards, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

The Legislative Chamber and Senate will consider the government’s proposal to join the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) as an observer state, UzA said. The Cabinet of Ministers on March 6 discussed conclusions and proposals it will present to the parliament following analytical and comprehensive assessment of Uzbekistan’s becoming the member-state in the EAEU. The working group on economic integration, composed of the members of the government, ministries and departments, reviewed 16 major sectors of the economy. The meeting reviewed the findings of independent consulting companies and research institutions, proposals and conclusions of foreign and local experts. The expert opinions were studied on large sectors of the economy and industrial policy, streamlining customs tariffing and foreign trade policy, labor migration, standardization and veterinary medicine, sanitary and phytosanitary control, and other issues, the report said. Uzbekistan’s possible becoming an observer-state in the EAEU was stated in January by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

The Swedish EF Education First is ready to invest nearly US$ 60 million in English language programs in Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Public Education (MPE) said.

The Uzbek Minister of Transport, Elyor Ganiev hosted the CEO of Boeing Business Jets, Greg Lexton, the ministry said.

MPS today backed the candidacy of Shavkatjon Abdurazakov for the post of chairman of the State Committee for Ecology and Environmental Protection, said deputy of the Liberal Democratic Party, Rasul Kusherbayev.