Wednesday, 19, May, 2021

National

A ceremony of presenting credentials by the newly appointed foreign ambassadors to Uzbekistan was held on April 23, the presidential press service said.

This week we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2021, and this year’s theme is “Taking Your Ideas to Market.” This theme highlights the importance of intellectual property (IP) protection systems for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). SMEs are the backbone of both the global, and Uzbekistan’s, economy.

44 people were charged with sodomy under article 120 of the Criminal Code in Uzbekistan between 2016-2020, the Department for Execution of Punishments (DEP) under the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

On April 22, the President signed the Public Procurement Bill into Law. According to Norma, the new version of the law consists of 85 articles (there were 79 in the previous version).

On April 22, the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a government meeting on the development of the services sector. He touched upon on the corruption among the senior officials of various state organizations.

The next C5+1 meeting of Central Asian foreign ministers and US Secretary of State will be held on April 23, 2021 online, the Foreign Ministry said.

Uzbekistan received the delivery of the first batch of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine on Friday. The delivery was carried out with the assistance of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the Ministry of Health said.

On April 22, the Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov had a telephone conversation with the Secretary of State of the United States of America Anthony Blinken, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported.

Once-a-week Tashkent to Tel Aviv charter flights will resume on May 4. The Uzbek Embassy in Israel is taking steps to attract a tourist flow from Israel to Uzbekistan, given the launched Uzbekistan - Safe travel Guaranteed system, Dunyo said.

Siemens Energy was selected by engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company, Enter Engineering Pte. Ltd., to supply two low-emission compression trains for Phase I of the Gazli Underground Gas Storage (UGS) project in the Bukhara region of Uzbekistan.