Vladimir Norov has been appointed Director of the Institute for Strategic and Interregional Studies under the President of Uzbekistan, the press service of the Foreign Ministry said.
On May 4 Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree to rename Tashkent airport after the late President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.
In the end of April 2017, the British Ambassador to Uzbekistan visited the Republic of Karakalpakstan. This was an intensive and multifaceted trip, and the Ambassador was able to familiarise himself with the life of the Republic and the opportunities and challenges facing its people. He was accompanied throughout by Karakalpakstan’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Economic Relations and International Trade.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on May 2 signed a decree creating a 24-hour free-to-air O'zbekiston 24 (Uzbekistan 24) news and analytical TV and radio channel parented by the flagship National Television and Radio Company (NTRC), a source in the government said.
As reported earlier on May 2 was held the second meeting of the International Press Club which was devoted to the activities of the internal affairs bodies.
A delegation of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, headed by Zeid bin Ra'ad al-Hussein (the High Commissioner) will reportedly pay an official visit to Uzbekistan on May 10-12, 2017.
On May 2, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, for the first time after taking office of the President of Uzbekistan, received the credentials of foreign ambassadors, UzA said. The ceremony was aired on Uzbekistan channel.
The short number of the hotline which will field complaints on police abuse is 1102, the Uzbek Interior Minister, Major-General Abdusalom Azizov announced at a meeting of the International Press Club.
The United Nations Development Programme in Uzbekistan commends Uzbekistan’s recent signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
On May 2, 2017, the Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov met with newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Saudi Arabia H.E. Hisham bin Mishal bin Suwail al-Suwail, the press service of the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
On May 2, 2017, the Uzbek Interior Minister, Major-General Abdusalom Azizov, at a meeting of the International Press Club, spoke about the capacities of the Interior Ministry to counter various threats, including terrorism and religious extremism.
According to UzA, on May 1, 2017, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a telephone conversation with the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, on mutual agreement.
From May 1 the Nukus Airport will be temporarily closed for international flights due to renovation works at the airport complex. According to the press service of Uzbekistan Airways, the flight HY 626 Nukus-Domodedovo-Nukus will be moved to Urgench airport.
On April 26 President Shavkat Mirziyoyev decreed the commencement of operation on May 15 of Ok Oltin and Malik road checkpoints on the Uzbek-Kazakh state boundary.
Uzbekistan kept 48th place among 126 countries in the updated Countries Military Strength Ranking. Among the CIS countries, Uzbekistan is ranked third after Russia (2nd in overall ranking) and Ukraine (30).
The Uzbek Interior Ministry in a statement announced the launch on May 1 of a hotline, which will field complaints about police abuse.
On April 30, 2017, the Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov held bilateral talks with the Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kisida in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan), with the ministers currently attending the Sixth meeting of the Foreign Ministers in the framework of the Central Asia+Japan Dialogue.
On April 29 the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited South-Kazakhstan province where he met with the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.
On April 27, the First Deputy Chairman of the Uzbek Senate, Sodiq Safoyev met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Uzbekistan, Vladimir Tyurdenev.
On April 27, the Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov received the Deputy Foreign Minister of the State of Kuwait Ali Sulaiman al-Sayyid in Tashkent. The sides discussed the state and prospects of relations between Uzbekistan and Kuwait and some international and regional issues.