Monday, 18, June, 2018

National

The first ever Government Hour (equiv. of Question Time) in the history of the Uzbek parliament was held in the Legislative Chamber Tuesday. It addressed the issues of providing the public with clean drinking water and its rational use, as well as providing affordable and quality medicines to the population and medical institutions.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Namangan province, the President’s press service said. Having visited the province in July 2017, the President set goals aimed at developing the province, creating jobs, construction of social facilities and developing the agriculture.

Uzbek Ministry of Employment and Labor and the Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security signed an agreement on protection of the rights of migrant workers and members of their families of the two countries, the Uzbek Ministry of Labor reported.

SkyPower Global will invest US$1.3 billion for solar energy projects in Uzbekistan. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the additional Measures to Implement Solar Energy Projects Decree saturday.

The Presidents of Uzbekistan and Turkey arrived in Bukhara city today, where they visited the city sights Poi Kalyan complex, the Presidential press service said. The two leaders accompanied by the first ladies visited the Poi Kalyan complex and the Kalyan mosque, and also familiarized themselves with the activities of the Islamic school in Mir Arab madrasah.

Kabul Berdiyev has been appointed chief of the Civil Protection Institute under the Ministry of Emergency Situations, replacing Zafar Turaev, who returned to the post of deputy chief of the institute, the ministry reported.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, addressed the Uzbekistan-Turkey Business Forum held as part of the state visit of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who was also present in the forum, to Uzbekistan.

Uzbek President Mirziyoyev and Turkish President Erdoğan made press statements at the Kuksaroy residence in the capital Tashkent after bilateral talks between the delegations. Before the event, the heads of state signed a Joint Declaration aimed at improving the Uzbekistan-Turkey ties.

Following the welcome ceremony at Kuksaray residence, Mirziyoyev and Erdoğan met in tête-à-tête, which lasted for about 2 hours.

The off-budgetary pension fund under the Ministry of Finance of Uzbekistan has posted for public discussion the draft Uzbekistan’s Pension System Reforming Concept.