Tuesday, 21, August, 2018

National

Due to maintenance works and temperature regime Urgench international airport will be temporarily closed from July 16, Uzbekistan announced.

On 16 July 2018, the Council of the European Union adopted negotiating directives for the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission to negotiate an Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with Uzbekistan.

Fergana, Uzbekistan will today host a meeting of the Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov and the Prime Minister of Tajikistan Kohir Rasulzada, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan will hold joint military exercises, the Kazakh media reported. The Uzbek Defense Minister, Abdusalom Azizov is curently in Kazakhstan on a working visit, whre he met with his Kazakh counterpart Saken Zhasuzakov.

One evening last December, a crane lifted construction workers to the top of the ornate arched entrance to Uzbekistan’s biggest commercial market. Overnight, they replaced the huge letters spelling out its title, Reuters’ story said.

The draft Uzbekistan’s Innovation Strategy until 2021 has been published for public consultation Thursday. As noted in the document, in 2015 Uzbekistan was ranked 122nd in the Global Innovation Index, in 2016 and 2017 Uzbekistan was not included in the ranking "due to the lack of data."

The OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan supported a study visit for six representatives of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Russian Federation and France, which took place from 29 June to 6 July 2018. The delegation consisted of judges and experts and was headed by the Deputy Chairperson of the Court, Askar Gafurov.

Governor of the Samarkand province Turobjon Djuraev was dismissed from his post, Kun.uz said. Djuraev will be reportedly replaced by Erkinjon Turdimov, the Surkhandarya province governor since December 2016.

The Tashkent city deputies council at its 38th session approved renaming Bodomzor Yuli street in Yunusabad district in honor of the Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov, the Tashkent city mayor’s office said.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree appointing Karsten Heinz, a German national as Deputy innovations minister. the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Berlin said in a statement.