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The Foreign Ministers of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, the First Deputy Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as the European Union’s (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for International Partnerships held the 16th EU-Central Asia ministerial meeting on 17 November 2020. The meeting exceptionally took place through video-conference, given the restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Uzbekistan government delegation led by the Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov in Washington met with U.S. Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Robert A. Destro, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

Alisher Usmanov has been for many years providing large-scale, comprehensive assistance to the Republic of Uzbekistan, including to his small homeland, Namangan province.

Food aid transfer ceremony (3,000 tons of wheat) from the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Kyrgyz Republic was held in Osh city on Tuesday.

Uzbekistan plans to vaccinate up to 60% of the population against coronavirus by June 2021, the first deputy director of the Agency for Sanitary and Epidemiological Welfare Botirjon Kurbanov stated as the online symposium "New scientific data on coronavirus infection COVID-19".

The leaders of Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan will send a joint request to draw funds from the U.S. Financial Corporation for International Development and other international financial institutions for the construction of the Mazar-i-Sharif-Kabul railway. This follows from the decree of the President of Uzbekistan on expanding economic cooperation with Afghanistan.

The president signed a decree on November 16 appointing Alisher Maksudov as the chairman of the State Committee for Environmental Protection, the Committee said.

TechGirls is an international summer exchange program designed to empower and inspire young girls from Central Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa to pursue careers in science and technology.

The head of a farm in Aktobe province of Kazakhstan exploited a 58-year-old Uzbek national, Tengrinews.kz reports. “In the Aktobe province, the head of a farm, who had taken away documents and threatened with physical violence, and subjected a 58-year-old Uzbekistan national to labor exploitation for one year, was arrested ,” said Kamil Galiyev, a spokesman to the police department said at a briefing.

The Chairman of Uzbekneftegaz Mehriddin Abdullaev has been focusing on strengthening international partnerships and implementing promising projects with foreign partners, the company said.

Uzbekistan has improved by twelve places to 97th spot in the 'Prosperity Index' ranking of 142 countries compiled by London-based Legatum Institute.

The Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov, who is on a visit to the United States, met with the Acting Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) John Barsa, the Foreign Ministry said.

The Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations of Uzbekistan, in collaboration with the International Labor Organization (ILO), has launched a program to assess the possibilities of extending the coverage of unemployment protection schemes.

The President Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a government meeting on the modernization of the field of geology, attracting investment and expanding geological exploration Monday, the presidential press service reported.

The hospital of the Research Institute of Virology of the Ministry of Health returned to its usual regimen of operation, the Ministry of Health said.

A meeting was held between the officials of the Uzbek Employment Ministry, the Agency for Foreign Labor Migration and the UAE’s employment companies SANED, AS Unique Human Resources, Elite Employment Services.

Opposition candidate Maia Sandu has won Moldova's presidential runoff with 56% of the vote, the country's central election commission says. Sandu is in favor of closer ties to the European Union.

On November 15, the government of Uzbekistan sent more humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan on a special flight to support in the fight against COVID-19, the Kyrgyzstan Foreign Ministry said.

On November 17, the Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will attend the 16th Central Asia-EU ministerial meeting, which will be held online, the Foreign Ministry reported.

The Uzbekistan unemployment rate in January-September 2020 topped 11.1%, recording 2.1% decrease to the first year-half, the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations said in a report.