Tuesday, 22, October, 2019

National

The Military Court announced the verdict to the former chairman of the State Security Service Ikhtiyor Abdullayev and to the members of “his criminal gang,” the Supreme Court said.

A landmark Development Objective Assistance Agreement (DOAG) will be signed between the United States and Uzbekistan on Saturday, September 28, which will commit up to $50 million from the United States to support education sector reform in Uzbekistan over the next five years. 

A 23-year old Uzbekistan national Nodira Qodirova committed suicide in Turkey, Ahvalnews.com said. The suicide was allegedly committed at the house of the ruling Justice and Development Party deputy ┼×irin Ünal.

The Defense Minister Bakhodir Kurbonov travelled to Tajikistan leading a delegation for the first official visit of an Uzbek Defense Minister to Tajikistan in 28 years, Khovar Said.

Over 4 million tourists have visited Uzbekistan year-to-date, a 27% increase in tourists inflow to 2018, UzA said. As the head of the Tourism Development Committee Abdulaziz Akkulov said, Uzbekistan has huge tourism potential, with the tourism sector development concept for 2019-2025 approved for the first time.

The first direct Xi'an-Tashkent charter flight of the Chinese airline Zhejang Loong Airlines Co. Ltd. will land at the Islam Karimov Tashkent International Airport on September 27, the State Tourism Committee said.

On September 24, the Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov met with UAE Foreign Minister and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in New York, the Foreign Ministry said.

Important steps have been taken in Uzbekistan to dismantle an authoritarian and centralist structure that has previously severely undermined the independence of justice, the function of lawyers and the rule of law, says visiting UN rights expert Diego Garcia-Sayán.

The chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations, Foreign Economic Relations, Foreign Investment and Tourism of the Senate Alisher Kurmanov hosted the delegation of the European Investment Bank (EIB) headed by the Vice President Vasil Khudak, the press service of the Senate said.

Today the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev hosted the visiting the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Diego Garcia-Sayan.