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As part of his stay in the United States, the First Deputy Chairman of the Senate Sodiq Safoev met with Assistant Secretary of State of the United States, Head of the Office of Global Women's Issues, Ambassador-at-Large Kelley Currie, Dunyo reported.

On November 21, the Uzbekistan Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov visited Turkestan, Kazakhstan where he held talks with his Kazakh counterpart Askar Mamin. The Uzbek delegation included members of the government and other officials.

The governments of Uzbekistan and the United States have decided to upgrade the annual bilateral political consultations between the countries into the Strategic Partnership Dialogue. This is stated in a joint statement following the eighth round of consultations, which took place on November 20 in Washington with the participation of the Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and the U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Dean Thompson.

The total market capitalization of the Toshkent Stock Exchange as of November 1 topped 52.55 trillion soums, or US$ 5 billion, the Capital Market Development Agency reported.

The Senate at the ninth plenary session on Friday passed the Making Amendments and Addenda to Some Legislative acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan in To Further Enhance the Guarantees of the Rights and Legitimate Interests of Owners Bill, the press service of the Senate said.

Five people tried to steal coal from four freight cars on the move in Tashkent province, on November 17, the Uzbekistan Airways said in a statement.

Komiljon Tojiboev was elected chairman of the executive committee of the Central Council of the Ecological Party, Yuksalish National Movement said.

Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov met with the U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller to reaffirm the strategic security partnership between Uzbekistan and the United States. 

Earlier, data surfaced on a government corporate portal that J-United Group LLC, owned by the Tashkent city mayor Jahongir Ortikhodjaev, was provided 20 billion soums in a loan by Poytakhtbank. But, Poytakhtbank denied it had issued a loan to the said company and denied any wrongdoing.

The defense ministers of Uzbekistan and Russia held telephone conversation on the eve, the press service of the Russian defense ministry said in a statement.

The damage from corruption offenses of officials in 9 months surpassed 200 billion soums, or US 20 million, the Anti-Corruption Agency reported.

On November 19, SamAuto handed over a test electric bus to the Tashkent transport operator Toshshahartranskhizmat, which will run on route 51, the automobile plant said.

The World Bank, in partnership with the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), the Kazakh-German University (DKU) and Plug and Play (P&P), is calling for proposals from innovators around the world to participate in the Global Disruptive Tech Challenge 2021: Restoring Landscapes in the Aral Sea Region. The project is supported by the Central Asia Water and Energy Program (CAWEP) and will inform the World Bank Resilient Landscape Program in Central Asia (RESILAND CA +).

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.