Monday, 27, September, 2021

National

On September 16-17, the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will attend the Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, said the presidential spokesman Sherzod Asadov at a briefing today.

U.S.-trained Afghan pilots and other personnel held in an Uzbek camp for about a month began leaving the country on Sunday, one of the pilots told Reuters, under a U.S. deal that came despite Taliban demands for the return of the Afghans and their aircraft.

The Director-General of the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (DG ISI) Lt Gen Faiz Hameed on Saturday hosted a meeting of regional intelligence chiefs on Afghanistan as the situation in the country rapidly evolves after a takeover by the Taliban nearly a month back.

The USAID Administrator Samantha Power announced plans to visit Uzbekistan, she announced in her remarks at the ceremony dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Uzbekistan's independence in Washington on September 9.

The Ministry of Health reported of a daily 687 people diagnosed with coronavirus in Uzbekistan yesterday. "As of September 9, 2021, the number of registered coronavirus infections in Uzbekistan stands at 163,108 (+597)," the report said.

The Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Helga Schmid will visit Uzbekistan in November to attend the conference dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the joint implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia, the press service of the Senate said.

The Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov hosted the newly appointed Ambassador of Latvia, Reinis Trokša, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

From September 11, Uzbekistan Airways will increase number of regular Tashkent to Bishkek flights up to three times a week, the company said on Thursday.

The UN Deputy Secretary General, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Ghada Wali will visit Uzbekistan in November. An agreement on this was reached in Vienna during her talks with the Chairperson of the Senate of Uzbekistan, Tanzila Narbaeva, the Senate reported.

On September 9, the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree on expanding support for gifted youth studying and researching at Uzbek universities.