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The draft Use of Atomic Energy for Peaceful Purposes Bill was examined and unanimously adopted on first reading (conceptually) at a plenary session of the Legislative Chamber on March 5, the Uzatom Agency said.

Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov today hosted the visiting Afghanistan delegation, headed by President’s National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib.

The daughter of the late president Islam Karimov, Gulnara Karimova, who was sentenced to five years of restriction of liberty on July 1, 2018 was transferred to a penal colony on Tuesday, the General Prosecutor's Office said in a statement. The statement provides a number of facts that were not previously not disclosed.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Ratification of the Convention on the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the States-Parties to the Commonwealth of Independent States (Minsk, May 26, 1995) Bill into Law.

On March 4, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Ratification of the International Labor Organization Convention No. 144 on Tripartite Consultations to Promote the Application of International Labor Standards (Geneva, June 21, 1976) Bill into Law. The Bill was passed by the Legislative Chamber on February 5 and approved by the Senate on February 28.

The Uzbek-born Russian billionaire, the founder of USM Holdings, Alisher Usmanov, donated US$ 50 million for the programs Obod Qishloq (transl. Improved Village) and Obod Mahalla” (“Improved Mahalla”) programs.

The Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov yesterday held a working meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman, Yusuf bin Alawi, in a brief transit stop at the Muscat airport on the way to Qatar. As reported earlier, the minister Kamilov had departed for a working visit to Qatar.

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn will visit Uzbekistan on March 6, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

The Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov, will be travelling  to Qatar on a working visit from 3 to 5 March 2019, the Foreign Ministry said.

Pavel Ergashev, the First Deputy Minister of Defense/Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan hosted a Russian delegation headed by Alexander Lapin, commander of the Central Military District.

Uzbekistan Airways canceled Tashkent-Lahore flight due to the closedown of the airspace caused by the conflict on the border between India and Pakistan, the company said in a statement.

Uzbekistan advanced 2 places to rank 94th in the 2019 WJP Rule of Law Index which measures rule of law adherence in 126 countries worldwide. Featuring primary data, the WJP Rule of Law Index measures countries’ rule of law performance across eight factors: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal Justice.

The Senate of Uzbekistan passed the Bill Ratifying the Uzbek-Russian Intergovernmental Agreement on Mutual Use of Military Airspaces of the Two Countries Thursday.

The Uzbek Senate  passed the Approval of the Electoral Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan Bill at the 18th plenary meeting on Thursday. The bill unites the existing norms regulating the preparation and conduct of elections of the president, deputies of the Legislative Chamber, members of the Senate, deputies of provincial, district and city councils of deputies, and also establishes guarantees ensuring the free will of citizens.

February 26, 2019--U.S. Department of State South and Central Asian Affairs Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Ambassador Alice Wells and Foreign Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov led a successful session of the U.S.-Uzbek Annual Bilateral Consultations in Tashkent. Ambassador Wells and Foreign Minister Kamilov highlighted the strong momentum in the U.S.-Uzbek relationship, building on the historic visit of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the United States in May 2018 and his meeting with President Donald Trump, which ushered in a new era of strategic partnership between their two countries.

The twelfth edition of Sharq Taronalari music festival will be held August 26-30, 2019 in Samarkand. The festival will feature scientific-practical conference entitled Prospects for development of traditional musical art of the peoples of the East, with the participation of prominent local and foreign scholars of musicology and professionals, as well as researchers with their reports.

On February 26, the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev hosted Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Ambassador Alice Wells, who arrived to attend the next round of Uzbek-American political consultations, the presidential press service said.

The launch ceremony of the Judicial Reform in Uzbekistan Program took place yesterday in Tashkent, the Uzbek Ministry of Justice said. It will be implemented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Justice.

The sixth round of political consultations held between the foreign ministries of Uzbekistan and Spain were held today in Tashkent.

About 410 thousand trees are planned to be planted in Tashkent city this spring, the Tashkent mayor’s office said in a statement.