Thursday, 19, July, 2018

World

The interim president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Gafur Rakhimov has been removed from the most wanted list of the Uzbek Interior Ministry, Kun.uz reported.

Food imports are placing an increasing burden on the world's poorest countries, a new FAO report says. The world food import bill has broadly tripled since 2000 to reach $1.43 trillion in 2017, while it has risen around fivefold for countries that are the most vulnerable to food shortages.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani hosted the visiting Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov Sunday, the Ministry said. The sides reportedly discussed the bilateral ties, focusing on the implementation of the agreements reached during the official visit of the President of Afghanistan to Uzbekistan in December, and exchanged views on the situation in Afghanistan and the Central Asia in general.

Time is running out for the world’s forests, whose total area is shrinking by the day, warns a new FAO report urging governments to foster an all-inclusive approach to benefit both trees and those who rely on them.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon on July 6 in Astana, on the sidelines of the festivities dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the city of Astana, the presidential press service said.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, accompanied by President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, visited the Astana International Financial Center, the Uzbek president’s press service reported.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has accepted the invitation of the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev and will attend the festivities dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the city of Astana on July 5-6.

Global agricultural production is growing steadily across most commodities, reaching record levels in 2017 for most cereals, meat types, dairy products and fish, while cereal stock levels have climbed to all-time highs, according to an annual report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation.

In parts of Asia, where animal transport often happens quickly through unregulated and remote border areas, animal diseases are especially difficult to control.

On 22 June 2018, the UN General Assembly at the plenary session adopted the resolution “Strengthening regional and international cooperation to ensure peace, stability and sustainable development in the Central Asian Region”.