Tuesday, 18, May, 2021

National

On May 5, 452 coronavirus cases were recorded in Uzbekistan (the day before - 404) - this is the highest daily record since the beginning of the year. The total number of officially confirmed cases stands at 93,176, the Ministry of Health said.

Uzbekistan decided to close its diplomatic mission in one of the European countries, the spokesman to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yusup Kabulzhanov said at a briefing on Wednesday.

The Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will pay a working visit to Brussels, the spokesman to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yusup Kabulzhanov said at a briefing on Wednesday.

The authorities of Uzbekistan and the United States are planning to hold the first meeting in the format of a strategic partnership dialogue in Tashkent before July, the spokesman to the Uzbek Foreign Ministry, Yusup Kabulzhanov, told reporters on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, the sixth Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, purchased by Uzbekistan Airways, landed at the Tashkent airport. According to aviation tradition, the liner was greeted with a water salute from fire engine cannons.

On May 3, the IV meeting of the Uzbek-Saudi intergovernmental commission was held in Riyadh chaired by the Deputy PM/Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan S. Umurzakov and Minister of Investments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Khalid al-Falih, the press service of the Uzbek Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade reported.

All fears over the signing by Uzbekistan and Russia of the Strategic Partnership Program in the military field until 2025" are absolutely groundless and have no logical justification," the Uzbek Ministry of Defense said. The program was signed during the visit to Uzbekistan on April 27-28 by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

Henk Stigter has been working as an Agricultural Councellor at the Netherlands embassy in Moscow since September 2020. His working area includes Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

On May 3, the State Inspectorate for Quality Control in Education hosted a meeting on the new project of the Swiss Embassy on the development of vocational education, the department said.

The launch of the Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan- China railway project, in particular, the field work milestone, depends on the stabilization of the pandemic, the Ministry of Transport said in a statement.