Saturday, 20, October, 2018

National

The situation in some regions and in the Central Asia in particular, increasing levels of terrorist activity require the troops to be in constant combat readiness, the Uzbek Defense Minister Abdusalom Azizov said following the joint military exercises with Tajikistan, the Defense Ministry said.

September 25 - 27, 2018 a three-day workshop will be held in Tashkent to improve the practical skills of customs and border authorities in the prevention and detection of illegal trafficking of goods and means of transport. The workshop is being facilitated by the experts of Border Management in Central Asia Programme, funded by the European Union.

Acting Samarkand province governor Erkinjon Turdimov, by his September 22 order, has forbidden the officials of the province, city and district mayor offices to drive official cars, Zarnews.uz reported.

Tolib Yoqubov, the chair of the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan, is heading to Uzbekistan after a 12-year exile in France. The human rights activist, who was forced to leave Uzbekistan in 2006 for his criticism of the regime, told he had been stripped of citizenship in 2014 but had not been aware of it for some time.

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will embark on his maiden state visit to India next week and a number of agreements in political and economic sectors are expected to be signed during his visit, said the Uzbek Ambassador to India Farhod Arziev on Tuesday.

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov hosted the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Naceur Boucherit on Monday, at his request.

Tashkent’s UzExpoCenter hosted the ceremony of handing over of ambulance vehicles and minibuses from the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) to Uzbekistan.

Non-communicable diseases (NCD) were said to be the leading cause of death in Uzbekistan in 2017. The circulatory system diseases accounted for 59.7% of deaths caused by NCDs, among which ischemic heart disease, arterial hypertension and their complications (myocardial infarction, cerebral stroke, etc.).

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov yesterday hosted the visiting Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Anu Teresita Gonzalez Fraga, the foreign ministry said.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev yesterday received the visiting Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Binali Yıldırım, the presidential press service said.