Saturday, 15, December, 2018

World

Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un were all smiles at the start of a summit in Pyongyang. Despite the warm greeting, a lack of progress in denuclearization talks means it will be Moon's most challenging summit yet.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged interim head Gafur Rakhimov not to stand for President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) as his candidacy would go against the "best interests" of the sport as it battles to retain its place on the Olympic programme.

New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 released today. Limited progress is also being made in addressing the multiple forms of malnutrition, ranging from child stunting to adult obesity, putting the health of hundreds of millions of people at risk.

U.S. Central Command is hosting the annual, multinational exercise Regional Cooperation 2018 at Camp Edwards on Joint Base Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Sept 10-21.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, speaking at the sixth summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States in Cholpan-Ata (Kyrgyzstan) on September 3, said that Uzbekistan is looking forward to a brighter future for this organisation.

On 3 September, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev today arrived in Cholpon-Ata city of Kyrgyzstan to attend the Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States. At Issyk-Kul airport he was welcomed by the First Deputy PM of the Kyrgyz Republic Kubatbek Boronov and other officials.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will pay a working visit to Kyrgyzstan on September 3 to attend the summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States in Chulpon Ata.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will pay a working visit to Tajikistan on September 27-28 to attend the next CIS summit. On the margins of the CIS summit Shavkat Mirziyoyev is scheduled to hold a number of bilateral meetings.

Senator John McCain, the Vietnam war hero turned senator and presidential candidate, has died aged 81. Mr McCain died on Saturday in Arizona surrounded by his family, a statement from his office said.

The summit of the founding states of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea was held in Turkemn city of Turkmenbashi, which was attended by members of the delegations of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and representatives of the fund's board, the Uzbek President’s press service said.