Thursday, 08, December, 2022

National

Uzbekistan wants to adopt UN General Assembly special resolution on Enlightenment and Religious Tolerance, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev told in a meeting with Sam Brownback, U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom on Tuesday.

Uzbekistan is set to amend the Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations Law (1998). Uzbek Ministry of Justice has prepared amendments to the law which are now being discussed by foreign experts, Sodiq Safoev, First Deputy Chairman of Uzbek Senate, said at the conference entitled “Religious Tolerance: The Experience of Uzbekistan and the USA” in Tashkent on Monday.

Explosion of gas cylinder occurred today at about 8:30 AM in an Isuzu bus which was carrying 26 people following a road accident on Bukhara-Karaulbazar highway in Kagan district of Bukhara region. Four women died on the spot, another one died in the hospital, the Ministry of Emergencies said.

Michael Denison, a political adviser at BP said that the company was ready to extend its presence in Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan 24 reported.

The United States Forest Service (USFS), the Uzbekistan State Forestry Committee (SFC), and the Green World Future NGO kicked off a three-day series of workshops on September 13 in Sukok Reserve in Parkent District of Tashkent province.

Uzbek military will take part in joint exercises on the elimination of supposed terrorist groups in mountainous regions of Tajikistan taking place September 18-22, the Defense Ministry said.

Odilbek Isoqov has been appointed as adviser to the Minister of Finance, and will be in charge of the new Office of Sovereign State, Corporate (Banking) Debt and State Debt under the Ministry of Finance of Uzbekistan, the ministry said.

Delegation of the Mississippi National Guard, led by the Adjutant General, Janson D. Boyles today arrived in Tashkent, UzA reports.

Uzbekistan ranked 105th in the UN Human Development Index (HDI) for 2018. The HDI is a statistic of life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development. A country scores higher HDI when the lifespan is higher, the education level is higher, and the GDP per capita is higher.

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov yesterday hosted the Indian Foreign Minister Mobashar Jawed Akbar, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

RAEX-Europe upgrade Uzbekistan’s Sovereign government credit rating (SGC) in foreign currency to ‘B+’ with positive outlook, the agency said in a report.

President of the Islamic Development Bank Bandar Al Hajjar, accompanied by the delegations of the IDB Group and the Coordination Group of the Arab Development Institutions today arrived in Uzbekistan, the Committee for Investments said in a statement.

Uzbekistan Railways is negotiating with South Korean Hyundai and Spanish Talgo to buy high-speed trains, the Tourism development committee said in a statement.

Delegation of India led by the State Minister of Foreign Affairs Mobashar Jawed Akbar will on Spetember 14 arrive in Uzbekistan on a working visit. The delegation will attend the 5th meeting of the India-Central Asia dialogue in Samarkand.

A draft law on the accession of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms (Geneva, October 29, 1971), the World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaty (Geneva, December 20, 1996) and the World Intellectual Property Organization Performances and Phonograms Treaty (Geneva, December 20, 1996) has been published for consultation of draft legal acts discussion portal.

Uzbekistan slightly improves in the World Press Freedom Index to 165th among 180 countries. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) noted that still much has to be done in Uzbekistan for the press freedom adding that the president Shavkat Mirziyoyev has promised to improve the human rights situation. Well-known detained journalists have been freed and the signs of a thaw are growing.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko noted that the bilateral trade turnover had the potential to reach US$ 1 billion.

Bakhrom Ashrafkhanov, Uzbekistan's ambassador to Russia as of 2016, has been appointed chairman of the board of Uzbekneftegaz, replacing Alisher Sultanov, who will keep the post of Deputy Prime Minister, a source in the government told The Tashkent Times.

The prominent journalist Sharof Ubaydullayev was elected as the deputy chairman of the Nuroniy Foundation at the September 12 meeting of the Board of Trustees of the foundation, UzA reported.

The first outlet of KFC in Uzbekistan opened on Wednesday near Tashkent's Buyuk Ipak Yuli metro station.