Sunday, 04, December, 2022

National

On November 10, a meeting was held at the Foreign Ministry with the Ambassador of Ukraine Mykola Doroshenko, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.

Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov today addressed the Foreign Ministers Council meeting of the Organization of Turkic States in Samarkand.

ROSGEO Holding has discovered oil and gas bearing formations in Uzbekistan following the geological exploration, and will continue to study them in 2023, announced the head of the holding Sergey Gorkov, TASS reported.

On November 8, the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan issued a resolution according to which, from January 1, 2023, the Tax Free system - the VAT refund will be introduced an experiment to foreign citizens for purchased goods when leaving Uzbekistan, the State Tax Committee said.

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the launch of the second phase of its Environmental Restoration of the Aral Sea (ERAS II) activity.

The State Assets Management Agency announced that the five-star Hyatt Regency Tashkent hotel had been purchased, the press service of the SAMA reported.

Uzbekistan is helping Russia circumvent sanctions by selling US and Japanese-made civilian components needed to build missiles. The official of the intelligence unit of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Vadym Skibitsky told La Repubblica in an interview.

Regulatory sandbox special legal regime shall be introduced in Uzbekistan from January 1, 2023. It provides for special regulation of the activities of business entities-legal entities to test new products and services or the products of other intellectual activity based on modern technologies in a controlled limited environment in certain areas (a list of them will be published later).

President signed the Measures to further improve the legal framework for corporate relations Decree. According to the Decree, the following requirements shall be canceled from December 1, 2022.

On November 10-11, Samarkand will host the Summit of the Organization of Turkic States. The event, chaired by the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, will be attended by the Chairman of the People's Council of the National Council of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of Azerbaijan Ilhom Aliyev, the President of Kazakhstan Kasim-Jomart Tokayev, the President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov and the Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán.

On November 9, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree simplifying state regulation of business activities. According to the document state regulation shall be limited to the following:

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the procedure for mandatory labeling of bottled water and soft drinks. Labeling in the Asl Belgisi system, as well as measures to control it, will be introduced in stages in 2023-2024. During the project implementation, the experience of last year's pilot project will be taken into account.

On November 8, Deputy PM/Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade Jamshid Khodjaev received the founders of the Russian marketplace Wildberries - Vladislav and Tatyana Bakalchuk, the press service of the ministry said.

The President of Uzbekistan received the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov. Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted the importance of tapping the potential of cooperation with St. Petersburg.

The Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade has posted amendments to the Uzbek Citizenship Law for public input. The amendments proposed to introduce a simplified procedure for granting Uzbekistan citizenship for foreign citizens or stateless persons who invested at least $1 million equivalent in investment projects in the country.

Uzbekistan is lobbying the EU to lift sanctions on Alisher Usmanov and his sister as the Uzbek-Russian billionaire struggles to disentangle himself from the fallout of Moscow’s war in Ukraine, the Financial Times said.

Delegation led by the Minister of Justice Ruslan Davletov and Deputy Foreign Minister Furkat Siddikov met officials of the US Ministry of Justice and the State Department in Washington D.C.

China CAMC Engineering landed a contract worth USD289 million to build the main competition and service facilities for the 2025 Asian Youth Games in Uzbekistan.

The delegation led by the Justice Minister Ruslan Davletov and the Deputy Foreign Minister Furkat Siddikov held talks in Washington with representatives of international human rights organizations, the leadership of the International Commission on Religious Freedom (USCIRF), the Institute of Global Engagement (IGE) and experts of the Helsinki Commission, Dunyo reported.

On 3 November in Samarkand, on the first day of the II Uzbekistan Economic Forum in Samarkand, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding on expanding the scope of cooperation in the area of financing for sustainable development.