Friday, 22, February, 2019

National

By 2021, Uzbekistan intends to increase agricultural exports up to US$ 5 billion, the Foreign Trade Minister Jamshid Khodjayev speaking at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin.

In welcome press photo opportunity in Berlin, the Uzbek President Shavkat Mirizyoyev and the German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel made statements to the press:

The Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will make 36 foreign trips this year, the chair of the international press club Sherzod Kudrathujayev announced.

On January 18, 2019, a meeting was held at the Uzbekistan Embassy to the USA with the US chargé d'affaires ad interim in Uzbekistan Alan Meltzer, who is in Washington to attend the meeting of the heads of US diplomatic missions.

Tashkent will host the second Central Asia Climate Change Conference (CACCC) on April 3-4 to discuss measures to combat the effects of climate change. The CACCC 2019 will bring together over 200 participants from major national, regional and international organizations.

The secrecy regimen will be removed from the gold production and sales figures in Uzbekistan, according to the Jan. 17 decree by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Measures to fulfill the decree must be taken within a month.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Germany on January 20 on an official visit, the presidential press service said. Upon arrival at his residence in Berlin, Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with a group of Uzbek students, professors in Germany. He asked them about their studies and lives, plans and aspirations.

President Mirziyoyev signed decree Thursday ordering to draft more lenient visa overstay regulation. The Interior Ministry, together with the Prosecutor General’s Office, the State Security Service, the Ministry of Justice and other agencies, have been tasked to submit a draft bill to the Legislative Chamber providing for more leniency for visa overstay offences, with differentiated fines and ensuring prompt ruling of such cases by the authorized state bodies.

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov yesterday hosted the Chinese Ambassador Jiang Yan, the ministry said. The parties reportedly exchanged views on topical issues of the Uzbek-Chinese agenda for 2019.

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Ministry of Finance’s PPP Agency, with support from the Government of Switzerland, hosted a two-day round-table discussion to explore public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the energy and transport sectors.