Friday, 14, June, 2024

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The first ever Uzbek-UK olitical consultations between the foreign ministries at the level of heads of departments took place yesterday in London.

New chiefs have been appointed to five district tax authorities of Tashkent city, the Tax Committee said. In particular, Naim Kabirov became the head of the Mirzo-Ulugbek district tax authority.

Uzbek authorities should immediately release a retired Uzbek diplomat charged with treason who has been ill-treated since he was detained in December 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. The retired diplomat, Kadyr Yusupov, left the Foreign Ministry 10 years ago, and is currently in a pretrial detention facility attached to Uzbekistan’s State Security Service in Tashkent. Yusupov should be released for his trial, which is set to begin June 17. Authorities should also ensure a prompt, thorough, impartial, and transparent investigation into his ill-treatment, including torture.

The First Deputy Chairman of the Senate, Sodiq Safoev believes that the authorities should step up the economic liberalization in Uzbekistan. At the same time, he noted that there are still many people in the government who are reluctunt to let go the government's grip over the economy.

At a meeting of the Uzbek-Russian intergovernmental commission on labor migration in Krasnoyarsk, Uzbekistan requested to extend the timeline for registration of its citizens in Russia - from 7 to 15 days from the date of arrival.

The Uzbek Interior Ministry has published the draft Rallies, Assemblies and Demonstrations of Citizens Bill for public consultation until June 27.

At the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations (UNWTO), the Uzbek Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of to Spain J. Ganiyev presented to the UNWTO Secretary General Z. Pololikashvili his credentials on accreditation as Uzbekistan’s Permanent Representative. 

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will visit Japan in autumn, the Uzbek Deputy Foreign Minister Ilkhom Nematov told Sputnik.

The Ministry of Public Education (MPE) will buy 2,859 computer classes for secondary schools. The computers supply deal was awarded to the South Korean company KT, as part of the project "Further development of ICTs in school education." The project is funded by a US$ 33 million worth of a loan from the Export-Import Bank (Eximbank) of the Republic of Korea.

On June 13-14, Shavkat Mirziyoyev will visit Kyrgyzstan to attend the 19th Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Kyrgyz media reported.

A U.S. Department of Treasury delegation led by William McDonald, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Technical Assistance Policy will visit Uzbekistan in the period of June 11-17, Xalq So’zi (People's Word) newspaper reported.

On June 15, the President of Uzbekistan will attend the Fifth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Dushanbe.

Draft presidential Measures To Apply and Implement in Uzbekistan of Regulatory Documents In the Field of Atomic Energy Use of the Russian Federation Decree” has been posted for public consultation.

The Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov today hosted the Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Christopher Allan, who is ending his posting in Uzbekistan, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev today spoke with the President-elect of Kazakhstan Kasym-Jomart Tokayev over the phone, the Uzbek President’s press service said.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed decree approving the construction of Delta City Multifunctional District in another part of Tashkent.

The President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed decree Friday approving the opening of the Russian Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology in Tashkent as of 2019/2020 academic year.

Grégoire Mangeat, the lawyer of the elder daughter of the late Uzbek President Islam Karimov Gulnara Karimova, posted a message on his Twitter account:

The journalist of Ozodlik, the Uzbek service of Radio Liberty, Umid Bobomatov, was deported from Uzbekistan at Tashkent airport on 4 June, he said on his Facebook page.

The Ministry of Employment responded to the message on the Sizdan Telegram (transl. Telegram From You) channel, where it was reported about the case of forced of schoolchildren to sweep roads and irrigation ditches in Guzar district of Kashkadarya province.