Wednesday, 01, February, 2023

National

Ikhtiyor Abdullaev left the post of the chairman of the State Security Service of Uzbekistan due to health reasons, a source in the government told The Tashkent Times.

Education general agreement and premises use agreement were signed on February 5 between the Uzbek Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education and Webster University at the Embassy of Uzbekistan to the USA.

Uzbek President instructed the Central Bank to create a Development Bank with a capital of US$ 500 million, Central Bank Chairman, Mamarizo Nurmuratov said at a meeting of the International Press Club Wednesday.

On February 5, 2019, Uzbekistan delegation led by Deputy PM Tanzila Narbaeva, who had departed for the United States to attend the annual meeting of the Cotton Campaign, held meetings with the Deputy Assistant to the U.S. President Lisa Curtis, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Alice Wells and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights, Democracy, and Labor Michael Kozak in Washington on Thursday, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

Press Ombudsman is planned to be established, which will protect the rights of media outlets in Uzbekistan, the Information and Mass Communications Agency said in a statement.

Uzbekistan and the European Union came to a common understanding on the structure of the draft Extended Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA), the Foreign Ministry said. The future agreement will replace the current agreement in force since July 1, 1999.

On February 4, the Uzbekistan delegation, including Deputy PM Tanzila Narbayeva, Minister of Employment Sherzod Kudbiyev and Chairman of the UzTekstilSanoat Ilkhom Khaidarov met with World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, Cyril Muller in Washington, the Foreign Ministry said.

On February 6th 2019, Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) welcomed the participants of the National Round of Philip Jessup International Competitions for the second time.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Approval of the Concept of Holding of Population Census in 2022 in Uzbekistan Decree Tuesday. The last census in Uzbekistan was held in 1989.

The President Mirziyoyev issued a decree allowing the sale of locally produced beer and wine in regular stores, hotels and caterers. "The sale of beers and wines of domestic production can be sold by all retailers, hotels and caterers without license," the decree says.

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov on Tuesday hosted the visiting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General/Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Tadamichi Yamamoto, the foreign ministry said.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) workshop  started today in Tashkent attended by the officials of Uzatom Agency and Rosatom Corporation, as well as other Uzbek officials. The workshop will last through February 6.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree appointing Ochilboy Ramatov as the First Deputy Prime Minister and the head of newly created Ministry of Transport.

Uzbek Deputy Foreign Minister Dilshod Akhatov met with the Polish Under Secretary for Security Policy, Minister Bartosz Cichocki, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

The Tashkent Technical University and Belarusian National Technical University will set up a joint technopark in Tashkent.

On January 30, 2019, the Uzbek Committee on Geology and Mineral Resources held talks through video conferencing with senior officials of the US Geological Survey (USGS), the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

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.