Monday, 22, July, 2024

World

The world must unite to “beat plastic pollution” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message forWorld Environment Day on Tuesday, noting that microplastic particles in the ocean, “now outnumber stars in our galaxy”.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will visit China on June 8-10, to attend the 18th meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of State in Qingdao, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

The Uzbek government sent more than 3,000 tons of food wheat to Afghanistan in humanitarian aid, Dunyo reported.

Chairperson of the committee for international relations, defense and security of the Kazakh Senate Dariga Nazarbayeva offered Uzbekistan to create the Asian analogue of the Schengen visa – Silk Visa – to attract tourists from abroad.

Uzbekistan will participate in the Peace Mission-2018 antiterrorist military exercise. The military exercise will be organized by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), This is the first drill since 2010 that Uzbekistan will be attending.

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will pay a working visit to Russia from May 28 to 30., the ministry said. During the visit, the foreign minister will make a speech at the International Think Tank Summit «Primakov Readings».

Uzbekistan delegation led by the chairman of the Senate, Nigmatilla Yuldashev will attend the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), to be held on May 18 in Istanbul, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry officially informed the Turkish Ambassador Ahmet Bashar Shen on May 16, the ministry said.

The Central Criminal Court of Iraq on Thursday sentenced 8 foreign women, including one from Uzbekistan, to life imprisonment for joining the ISIL group, the latest in a series of heavy verdicts against foreign women linked to the jihadists.

An estimated 7 million people face an early death each year from air pollution, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The foreign ministers of India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, the SCO Secretary General and the Director of the Executive Committee of the SCO Regional Antiterrorism Structure discussed the preparations for the upcoming SCO Summit in Qingdao, the Uzbek foreign ministry said.

Russian voters gave President Vladimir V. Putin their resounding approval for a fourth term on Sunday, with preliminary results on state television showing him with more than 70 percent of the vote, even if the initial turnout estimate was less than the Kremlin had sought.

Uzbekistan ranked 44th, the highest among the ex-USSR countries in the World Happiness Report 2018, published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, an initiative of the United Nations.

Spokesperson of the Department of State Heather Nauert answering a question at a Press Briefing about Conference on Afghanistan to be held in Tashkent said:

China has given more than 60,000 soldiers a new order: planting trees to create new forests, Asia Times reported.

Uzbekistan delegation led by First Deputy Defense Minister - Chief of the Army Staff, Major-General Pavel Ergashev visited Afghanistan for the February 12-13 conference also attended by US Central Command’s General Votel & NATO's Resolute Support Mission commander General John Nicholson as well as the Army Chiefs of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported.

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, this afternoon and soared to space, carrying its payload — CEO Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster — into an orbit that stretches into the asteroid belt. The Falcon Heavy’s first flight is finally over, and despite a fudged landing in the ocean, the rocket has shown its prowess and is likely ready to begin missions for customers.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev yesterday congratulated President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades on his reelection as the President.

Islam Karimov junior, the grandson of the late Uzbek President Karimov, applied for political asylum in the UK, his London-based lawyer told the BBC.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev sent condolences message to the President of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Moon Jae-in, and to the families of the victims who died in fire at a hospital on Friday in the southern city of Miriyang, the President’s press service reported.

President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the visiting Uzbekistan’s Deputy PM Jamshid Kuchkarov discussed the construction of the Mazar-e Sharif-Herat railway in Kabul yesterday.