Friday, 22, February, 2019

National

The Board of the Central Bank of Uzbekistan on January 26 decided to keep the interest rate at 16% per annum, the Central Bank said. The decision was based on the need to keep anti-inflationary monetary policy course, keep positive real interest rates and cut inflation expectations.

For the first time, servicemen of a special forces unit of the Uzbek Defense Ministry are taking part in Southern Strike joint force exercises at Camp Shelby military base in Mississippi, the Uzbek Ministry of Defense said.

The Federal Customs Authority (FCA) of the Russian Federation plans to open its representative office in Uzbekistan, the first deputy chief of the FCA Ruslan Davydov announced.

Uzbek Deputy Foreign Minister Dilshod Akhatov met with the EU Special Representative for Central Asia Peter Burian Wednesday, who arrived in Tashkent to attend the EU – Central Asia conference on cooperation in the field of environment, climate change and water use, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Uzbekistan delegation led by the Defense Minister Abdusalam Azizov will visit the United States on January 26-30 at the invitation of the US authorities, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

Uzbekistan has prepared US$ 60 million worth of 19 projects as part of the Multi-partner Trust Fund for Human Security for the Aral Sea region, part of which to be used for planting a forest on the dried bottom of the Aral Sea, the Deputy PM/Chairman of the Investments Committee Sukhrob Holmuradov said on Thursday.

Hotels may be entitled to refuse to allow guests if there is suspicion that the guests may be involved in "immoral behavior." The draft amendment to the Rules of Provision of Hotel Services, including this item, was proposed by the Tourism Committee of Uzbekistan and was published for consultation.

The UK-based Acumen Education is intending to open a network of affordable private schools and one premium-class school in Uzbekistan together with MBU Capital, an investment company, the Uzbek Ministry of Public Education said.

On the second day of the official visit to Germany, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Munich and met with the Minister President of Bavaria, Markus Söder.

The Ministry of Public Education of Uzbekistan and UNESCO are launching a joint project to prevent bullying in schools in Uzbekistan. Deputy Minister of Public Education of Uzbekistan, Atabek Nazirov, received Ms. Pilara Alvarez-Laso, Acting Head of UNESCO Country Office in Uzbekistan, at the Ministry of Public Education. In December 2018, the Ministry awarded Ms. Pilar Alvarez-Laso a badge “Talim Homiysi” (Education Sponsor).