Thursday, 30, November, 2023


The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated 200 ventilators to Uzbekistan to assist its fight against COVID-19. This assistance is just the latest donation by the United States of critical supplies in response to Uzbekistan’s request for international assistance related to the pandemic.  

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The press service of the General Prosecutor's Office (GPO) of Uzbekistan, citing the prosecutor's office of Karakalpakstan, published the details of the probe into the death of a man in the Turtkul district after he reportedly "visited" a police department.

Uzbekistan's gross foreign exchange and gold reserves as of August 1 reached US$ 34.7 billion, having increased by US$ 5.6 billion year-to-date, the Central Bank said in a report.

On August 18, the Cabinet of Ministers issued a resolution on strengthening strategic partnership and expanding cooperation between Uzbekistan and Turkey, the Ministry of Justice said.

According to the document, the Turkish Consulate General will open in Samarkand before 2021.

The resolution provides for the expansion of technical assistance from the Turkish government to Uzbekistan.

Turkish experts will be recruited to work on improving the management of health infrastructure facilities, strengthening the regulatory framework in the field of seismology, introducing international standards in the field of road and roadside infrastructure construction, as well as transferring Turkey's best e-government solutions and technologies.

At a government meeting on measures to create decent conditions for Uzbekistan nationals working abroad, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev touched upon the situation in the country related to the pandemic, the presidential press service said in a statement.

Uzbekistan residents will have 3 days off in a row on the occasion of the Independence Day. According to the relevant presidential decree, regardless of working days (5 or 6 day-a-week), Uzbekistan residents will have days off from August 30 to September 1.

On Sunday, August 16, 40 physicians from Russia landed in Uzbekistan to assist in the fight against COVID-19. Barno Abdusamatova, a member of the headquarters for the fight against coronavirus, announced during a briefing at the Agency of Information and Mass Communications.

Uzbekistan Airways announced the cancellation of international flights and part of local flights, planned earlier for August 16-31, the company said in a statement. This is reportedly a forced measure due to epidemiological restrictions in the countries of destination and in the administrative centers of Uzbekistan.

On August 14, USAID’s Future Growth Initiative with Uzbekistan Venture Capital Association (UZVCA) hosted an online roundtable “Formation and Development of Venture Investment in the Republic of Uzbekistan.” Participants discussed the development of private equity and venture capital investment, a necessity for the future development of competitive entrepreneurship in Uzbekistan.

The republican anti-coronavirus commission has made an additional decision, keeping some lockdown restrictions that will keep effect in all provinces and cities of Uzbekistan after August 15.

Otabek Umarov, the President’s younger son-in-law, announced his resignation from the chair of the Triathlon Federation and the Association of Mixed Martial Arts of Uzbekistan role, the Triathlon Federation said in a statement.

The United Nations office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), in collaboration with the CIMA Research Foundation and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), organized the first online introductory workshop for the countries of Central Asia on the “DesInventar-Sendai” system software for the systematic collection, analysis and reporting of data related to disaster losses. The support for the establishment of a mechanism for accounting the damage and losses resulting from disasters is part of the UNDRR regional Initiative “Strengthening disaster resilience and accelerating implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Asia 2019-2022” funded by the European Union.

The Special Anti-Coronavirus Commission has updated the list of green, yellow and red flights. According to the decision, China, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia and Japan were included in the category of countries with a stable sanitary and epidemiological situation (Green flights). Individuals who have been in these countries for the last 10 days will not be quarantined.

The Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov spoke to his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov over phone Thursday, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Until now, there was only one mosque in Olmaliq, a city with over 150,000 residents. On August 12 this year, the Department of Justice of Tashkent province registered the Hilol mosque, located at Veterans street, 50 in Evalak makhalla in Olmaliq, and issued the registration certificate.

The journalist Bobomurod Abdullayev was arrested in Bishkek at the request of the Uzbek authorities in line with the 1993 Minsk Convention "On Legal Assistance in Civil, Family and Criminal Cases, the General Prosecutor's Office of Uzbekistan announced on Wednesday.

Uzbekistan, the United States and Afghanistan are stepping up cooperation in countering the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, terrorism and drug trafficking, the press service of the UZbek Foreign Ministry said.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a government meeing yesterday and touched upon the planned relaxing of lockdown measures, the presidential press service said.

The study Assessment of the social protection system in Uzbekistan has been published. It contains a description of key social protection programs in Uzbekistan and an assessment of their effectiveness, the nationwide movement Yuksalish said.