Monday, 18, June, 2018

World

Chairperson of the committee for international relations, defense and security of the Kazakh Senate Dariga Nazarbayeva offered Uzbekistan to create the Asian analogue of the Schengen visa – Silk Visa – to attract tourists from abroad.

Uzbekistan will participate in the Peace Mission-2018 antiterrorist military exercise. The military exercise will be organized by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), This is the first drill since 2010 that Uzbekistan will be attending.

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will pay a working visit to Russia from May 28 to 30., the ministry said. During the visit, the foreign minister will make a speech at the International Think Tank Summit «Primakov Readings».

Uzbekistan delegation led by the chairman of the Senate, Nigmatilla Yuldashev will attend the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), to be held on May 18 in Istanbul, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry officially informed the Turkish Ambassador Ahmet Bashar Shen on May 16, the ministry said.

The Central Criminal Court of Iraq on Thursday sentenced 8 foreign women, including one from Uzbekistan, to life imprisonment for joining the ISIL group, the latest in a series of heavy verdicts against foreign women linked to the jihadists.

An estimated 7 million people face an early death each year from air pollution, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The foreign ministers of India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, the SCO Secretary General and the Director of the Executive Committee of the SCO Regional Antiterrorism Structure discussed the preparations for the upcoming SCO Summit in Qingdao, the Uzbek foreign ministry said.

Russian voters gave President Vladimir V. Putin their resounding approval for a fourth term on Sunday, with preliminary results on state television showing him with more than 70 percent of the vote, even if the initial turnout estimate was less than the Kremlin had sought.

Uzbekistan ranked 44th, the highest among the ex-USSR countries in the World Happiness Report 2018, published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, an initiative of the United Nations.

Spokesperson of the Department of State Heather Nauert answering a question at a Press Briefing about Conference on Afghanistan to be held in Tashkent said: