Tuesday, 27, September, 2022

World

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad discussed the sprogress of the Afghan peace talks, Zalmay Khalilzad said on his Twitter account:

Hong Kong, Paris and Zurich are the world's most expensive cities, a new survey has found. Researchers looked at the prices of 138 products and services - including food, drink, clothing and household supplies in around 130 cities worldwide - to draw up the ranking of the most and least costly metropolises.

The 2020 Open Doors® Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, reveals that for the fifth consecutive year the United States hosted more than one million international students (1,075,496) during the 2019/2020 academic year. Despite a slight decline (1.8%) in the number of international students in the United States during the 2019/2020 academic year, this group still represents 5.5% of all students in U.S. higher education. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, international students contributed $44 billion to the U.S. economy in
2019.

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the tenth annual Central Asia Trade Forum, an international event promoting regional trade and connectivity across Central Asia and beyond. This year’s five-day virtual event includes 100 speakers and 4000 registered participants representing 39 countries including the USA, Afghanistan, Georgia, Germany, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE, UK, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, among others.

The leaders of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a joint statement on the events in Kyrgyzstan.

The Board of Governors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has elected Odile Renaud-Basso of France as the Bank’s next President.

An Uzbek school Ziyo Art opened in the Brooklyn, ​​New York on September 19, the Consulate General of Uzbekistan.

Switzerland and Uzbekistan have signed a framework agreement with a view to the restitution of confiscated assets to Uzbekistan.

Just weeks after helping to broker peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), President Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.

The condition of Alexei Navalny, who has been receiving treatment at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin since August 22, 2020, has improved, the hospital said in on its site.

In a message, UN Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the dangers posed by air pollution and urged greater efforts to address it.

Even though naturally perfectly equipped to roam the steep mountains of Central Asia, the snow leopard is facing extinction. Around 7,500 individuals roam in the wild, according to the most recent estimates. There is a strong commitment of conservationists to prevent the extinction of the solitary ‘ghost of the mountains’ in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, more recently catalysed by the IUCN Save Our Species.

Three multimillion-dollar Los Angeles investment properties have simultaneously popped up for sale, all of them with dazzling views of the L.A. skyline and pricetags that range between $5.995 and $6.495 million, Variety reported. All three are owned by businessman Timur Tillyaev and his philanthropist wife Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, the famously glamorous and jetsetting younger daughter of Uzbekistan’s late dictator Islam Karimov, via a series of shell companies.

Uzbekistan welcomes the announcement in Afghanistan of a three-day ceasefire on the occasion of the holy holiday of Eid al-Adha, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Acting Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar at a press conference on Thursday said that 12 countries want to host intra-Afghan talks, including regional countries.

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad plans to visit Uzbekistan, Pakistan and Qatar to discuss the situation with the peace process in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the US Department of State said on June 28.

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has removed Uzbekistan from its list of "countries of particular concern." In a report released on April 28, the commission recommended that the US State Department add Uzbekistan to its Special watch list.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that rushing to ease coronavirus restrictions would likely lead to a resurgence of the illness as governments in Europe began rolling out plans to lift quarantine measures to get their economies up and running again.

American entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates once said, “Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.” This year, the World Intellectual Property Organization is celebrating the 20th World Intellectual Property Day with the theme, “Innovation for a Green Future.”  This year’s theme will look at the economic value of environmentally sound solutions, and the importance of respect for patents and design to create new technologies for a more sustainable future for us all.

Uzbekistan climbs to 156th position among 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index published by the Reporters Without Borders (RSF).