Monday, 19, August, 2019

National

The Copyright Treaty and the Performances and Phonogram Treaty, adopted on December 20, 1996 by the World Intellectual Property Organization, took effect today in Uzbekistan, the Foreign Ministry said.

The branch of the first American university in Uzbekistan, Webster University will be located in the building of the former Tashkent Institute of Architecture and Construction, which is now being reconstructed.

Nestlé Uzbekistan has inked a sale deal of its water and dairy products manufacturing units to the French Lactalis, the company statement said today. The price of the deal was not disclosed.

Uzbekistan’s largest state-owned enterprise, the oil and gas company Uzbekneftegas (UNG), will be restructured to improve its long-term sustainability and credit quality following a decision by the country’s government to implement a corporate transformation plan prepared with support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Uzbekistan Airways has resumed the normal routes through Pakistani airspace. “From today, all restrictions on transit through the Pakistani and Indian airspaces have been lifted, the company spokesman said.

Uzbekistan is considering to introduce visa-free for a number of countries, the Deputy PM Aziz Abdukhakimov said. "Now, nationals of 65 countries can visit Uzbekistan visa-free, while 77 countries can apply for e-visa . In general, a lot has been done in this area," he said.

The Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov today received the copies of credentials from the new Ambassador of Afghanistan, Ahmad Khalid Elmi, the ministry said.

The chief of the State Security Service (SSS), Abdusalom Azizov at the extraordinary conference was elected as the president of the Uzbekistan Football Association (UFA) Monday, replacing the First Deputy PM Achilbay Ramatov, who occupied this post since January 25, 2018.

"Uzbekistan is planning to hold a major aviation forum next year, with leading global c airlines, airport operators to be invited. I think it will take place in February or March. This will help enhance Uzbekistan’s accessibility for foreign tourists and as well as to open the world for Uzbeks. It will also be a professional meeting and networking event,” the Deputy Prime Minister Aziz Abdukhakimov said at a press conference in Tashkent.

Next intra-Afghan dialogue will be held in three to four weeks, participants of the previous round of talks said. The upcoming dialogue will be held in Uzbekistan's Samarkand city, according to participants of Doha intra-Afghan dialogue.