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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.

The Presidential issued the Measures to Further Strengthen and Consolidate Economic Cooperation With the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Decree.

On November 14, the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a telephone conversation with the Acting President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov, the presidential press service reported.


The parties reportedly pointed to the need to intensify the activities of the Intergovernmental Commission on the Delimitation and Demarcation of the State Border, as well as the Joint Commission on Bilateral Cooperation and the Council of Heads of Border Regions.

The heads of state also stressed the importance of continuing close coordination and assistance in countering the spread of coronavirus infection. Sadyr Japarov noted that the Uzbek people in a difficult period for Kyrgyzstan handed humanitarian aid in the form of medicines, personal protective equipment, medical equipment and food.

In addition, Shavkat Mirziyoyev reaiterated that "Uzbekistan fully supports the fraternal people of Kyrgyzstan in their striving for peaceful and stable development, well-being and prosperity."

Sadyr Japarov on November 14 handed over to the Central Commission for Elections and Referendums a package of documents for nominating his candidacy for the post of President of Kyrgyzstan. Early presidential elections are scheduled for January 10, 2021.

The U.S. Ambassador Daniel Rosenblum believes that U.S. policy to Uzbekistan will not change, he told Kun.uz in an interview.

On November 15-22, the Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will pay a working visit to the United States, the press service of the Foreign Ministry said.

In early 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent in cooperation with American Councils for International Education (American Councils), will launch the “American Window” initiative throughout the Republic of Uzbekistan.

All universities in Uzbekistan will reopen classes and campuses on Monday, November 16, the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education said in a statement.

The President Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in the Kashkadarya province on November 12 to get acquainted with the progress of socio-economic reforms, large projects, as well as for a dialogue with the ordinary people, the presidential press service said.

The Uzbekistan Government by its Nov. 11 resolution approved the creation of South Ustyurt National Park in Karakalpakstan’s Kungrad district on 1.45 million hectares in the form of a state environmental institution.

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan will provide economic and humanitarian assistance to Kyrgyzstan, the press service of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.

The Uzbekistan government issued a resolution on November 11 rescheduling the population census from 2022 to 2023, the State Statistics Committee said in a statement.

The ninth plenary session of the Senate will convene online on November 20, the Senate said. Senators will review the State Genomic Registration Bill, Amendments and Addenda to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan Due to Further Strengthening of Guarantees of the Rights of Owners Bill, Amendments and Addenda to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Connection with Measures Taken to Mitigate the Negative Impact on the Economic Sectors of Coronavirus Pandemic and the Global Crisis Bill, Establishment of Title of Honorary Geologist of the Republic of Uzbekistan Bill and Establishment of the Day of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan Bill.

Iman Karimova, the daughter of Gulnara Karimova posted a message on October 22 on her Instagram page regarding her mother's health. She said that "her mother’s condition has worsened dramatically over the past few days."

The government posted a draft resolution for public input on November 11 proposing to supplement the current regulations to combat traffic violations, UzA reported. The draft document was published by the Ministry of Internal Affairs at the end of September.

The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a telephone conversation with the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, the Uzbek presidency website said.

Uzbekistan considers it important to connect Afghanistan in the integration processes in Central Asia for the earliest possible achievement of peace and stability in this country.

In Uzbekistan, from April 1, 2021, the sale of high grade flour without micronutrients will be banned. This is provided for by the President’s Additional Measures to Ensure Healthy Nutrition of the Population Decree.