Shavkat Mirziyoyev said that it is absolutely vital to raise science to a new level, failing to do so it will be difficult to solve th problems that the society is facing. Comprehensive support for science and scientists is one of the priorities of the state, he said.
President Mirziyoyev signed a Decree on December 28 according to which Tursinkhan Khudaibergenov, who from March 2010 headed the Ministry of Emergency Situations, has been appointed the State Advisor to the President, and will oversee and coordinate the work with appeals of individuals and legal entities.
The UN Secretary-General-elect António Guterres sent a message to the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, in which he expressed hope for deepening the close cooperation between the organization and the republic "for the welbeing of the Uzbek people and the Central Asian region as a whole", the message said.
Uzbek Commodity Exchange launched the bot - @rtsb_bot in Telegram messenger. The UZEX bot is intended to facilitate the customer service. In particular with the help of the messenger clients will be able to get information on tariffs for e-procurement services, download the instruction on how to participate in government and corporate procurement and learn latest news from UZEX.
On December 29, Tashkent hosted a special conference of the Uzbekistan’s Journalists Union, during which Sadulla Khakimov, the Honored Worker of Culture of Uzbekistan, was elected as the new chairman.
On December 28 in the conference hall of Uzbekistan Hotel was held a working meeting of the Tourism Development Committee with the participation of representatives of government bodies and business entities in the field of tourism.
A number of agreements have been signed following the meeting of the Uzbekistan-Tajikistan intergovernmental commission on trade-economic cooperation in Dushanbe.
On December 28, Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister, Abdulaziz Kamilov received the newly appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey, Ahmet Başar Şen, who presented a copy of credentials to Minister Kamilov, the press service of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on 27 December 2016 signed a Record of Discussions with the Academy of Public Administration (APA) under the President of Uzbekistan for the implementation of KOICA’s project entitled “Academy of Public Administration Capacity Building Project for Public Sector Innovation in Uzbekistan”.
Following this year’s cotton harvest season (from September 19 to October 31), administrative action has been taken against 3 school principals, 2 directors of professional colleges, 2 managers of farms and 1 head of polyclinics for forcing employees and children under 18 to pick cotton. The total fine amount is 4.7 million soums, the Labour Ministry said.