Monday, 22, April, 2019

National

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a government meeting yesterday devoted to tax collections and exports, during which he fired some officials.

The two-way trade volume between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in 2018 surpassed US$ 302 million, a 70% increase to the last year, . These data were mentioned at a bilateral meeting of foreign ministers in Moscow on the sidelines of the meeting of the of CIS Foreign Ministers Council, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

Uzbekistan has joined the China-Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway corridor, the Kazakhstan Railways said in a statement.

The Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov hosted Matilda Dimovska, who has been appointed Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program in Uzbekistan, the ministry said.

Norway has contributed 9.5 million NOK, or 1.1 million US dollars, to become the first country to contribute to the United Nations Multi-Trust Trust Fund for Human Security for the Aral Sea region in Uzbekistan. The deal was signed on April 1 between the Government of Norway and the UN Trust Fund Office in New York, the UN Office in Uzbekistan.

The former director of Bek Tupi shopping center in the capital, Shukrillaxon Ergashev died on March 30 in remand prison No. 1 of the Main Corrections Department of the Interior Ministry (formerly Toshturma), the General Prosecutor’s Office of Uzbekistan said.

Gulnara Karimova's attorney Grégoire Mangeat disclosed whereabouts of the daughter of the first president Islam Karimov on his Twitter page.

On April 3, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan will hold the sixth meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation (IGC), Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

The Surkhandarya province governor Bakhodir Pulatov has been fired, a source in the government told the Tashkent Times.

Uzbek Defense Ministry signed a contract with RosOboronExport for the supply of ten Mi-35 attack helicopters, Kommersant reported.