Friday, 22, February, 2019

National

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the decree reorganizing the Uzbek Agency for Press and Information into the Agency of Information and Mass Communications and has become part of the Presidential Administration, the agency said.

By the presidential decree of February 1, Bakhrom Ashrafkhanov has been appointed deputy finance minister in charge of social issues, the Ministry of Finance said.

President of the Uzbek Academy of Sciences Behzod Yuldashev met with the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano in Vienna Thursday, the foreign ministry said.

On January 29-30, the Uzbek Defense Minister held a meeting with the leadership of the Central Command of the United States Armed Forces in Tampa, Florida, the Defense Ministry’s said.

The mayor of the Tashkent city Jahongir Artikkhojaev in a press conference replied to the questions of journalists about his ties with companies involved in the Tashkent City business distrcit project.

The Department for Combating Economic Crimes under the Uzbek General Prosecutor's Office and the Indonesian Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the Egmont Group Meetings in Jakarta Wednesday.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed decree Tuesday bringing political science studies back to the Uzbek Universities, in particular, to the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED) starting from 2019-2020 academic year.

Uzbekistan is holding talks for purchase of Russian Yak-130 jet-trainer originally developed by Yakovlev and Aermacchi, the Kommersant newspaper said.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, as part of his Jizzkah province trip, visited Farish district Wednesday and inspected one of the sites where engineering surveys are underway for the construction of a nuclear power plant, the presidential press service said.

During the visit of the leadership of the Uzbek Academy of the General Prosecutor's Office to Sweden and Finland, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed with the Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki on Friday.