Friday, 21, February, 2020

National

India has offered a US$ 40 million soft line of credit to Uzbekistan for purchasing military equipment, the India Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Sri Santosh Jah said.

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to UK, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan from January 29 to February 4.

At the International Congress Center in Tashkent City business district, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev delivered his address to the Senate and the Legislative Chamber.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, today in his address to the parliament, proposed to declare the year 2020 as the Year of Development of Science, Education and the Digital Economy.

Uzbekistan ranks 153rd out of 180 countries in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index 2019, with a score of 25, up from 23 in 2018 and shares the rank with the Central African Republic, Cameroon, Comoros and Tajikistan.

The Public Fund for Support and Development of National Mass Media has been registered by the Ministry of Justice as a NGO and has officially started its activities, the Fund’s Telegram channel said.

The Legislative Chamber at a meeting on January 22 reviewed and approved the candidates for members of the government.

Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov presented a list of members of the Cabinet of Ministers for approval by the Legislative Chamber, a source in the parliament said.

The Jan 24 address of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the joint session of the two chambers of Oliy Majlis will be broadcast live on the state and private TV channels. The broadcast start time is 11 AM Tashkent time.

The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent issued a statement clarifying on its role in the departure of the blogger Nafosat Ollashukorova from Uzbekistan: