Monday, 23, September, 2019

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The heads of government of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will hold a meeting on October 31-November 1 in Tashkent, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said on Tuesday.

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, David Hale to visit Uzbekistan on August 22-23, the Department of State said in a statement. He is currently in Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan, where he is meeting with senior government officials to discuss the U.S. – Kazakhstan enhanced strategic partnership and cooperation on bilateral and global issues.  While in Nur-Sultan, Under Secretary Hale and Central Asian states’ foreign ministers will hold a high-level meeting in the C5+1 format, where they will discuss joint efforts toward a better-connected, more prosperous, and more secure Central Asia.

The military contingent of seven countries, including Uzbekistan will take part in the Center-2019 strategic drills, with almost 130,000 people, over 20,000 units of military equipment and weapons and roughly 600 aircraft systems will be involved in the drills to be held between September 16 to 21, the Uzbek Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

Uzbekistan Railways (UTY) will buy another five Russian 3ES5K electric freight locomotives, the company said. Three locomotives of this modification will be delivered before the year-end, and two more are due in Q1 2020.

The new Air Force 1 of the Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, a Boeing-787 Dreamliner was unveiled by the expert of Buyuk Kelajak NGO, Rakhmad Sobirov on his Facebook page.

The Government issued decree on August 17 approving the establishment of the private Kokand University, the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education said.

The Uzbekistan-Turkey Extradition Treaty of April 2018 took effect today on August 20, 2019. The treaty aims at expanding cooperation in the criminal law and ensuring more effective interaction between the two countries in the fight against crime, the Uzbekistan Foreign Ministry said.

Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov, who is in Beijing on an official visit, held talks with China's Vice-President Wang Qishan, the ministry said.

The Prosecutor General’s Office has opened new criminal cases against the daughter of the late president Islam Karimov, Gulnara Karimova, the Prosecutor General’s Office said in a statement.

Delegation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), headed by Deputy Director General/Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy Mikhail Chudakov arrived in Tashkent ещвфн, the foreign ministry said.