Monday, 23, September, 2019

National

Draft new edition of the Customs Code, prepared by by the Customs Committee, has been published for public discussion. The document consists of 9 sections, 35 chapters and 296 articles, with the discussion to last through September 1.

The Ministry of Public Education and the British Council in Uzbekistan on August 15 signed a cooperation agreement for the Future English Project to reform the teaching of the English language in schools, the ministry said in a statement.

Uzbekistan's Foreign Ministry says one of the tens of Uzbek labor migrants who were poisoned with an unspecified substance in Russia a month ago has died.

On August 19-20, the Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will pay an official visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Ministry said in a statement.

A 31-year-old woman from Uzbekistan on Monday alleged that she was beaten up and gangraped by 3 men within a car in southwest Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area. The incident happened on August 10.

An Uzbek citizen living in Connecticut admitted aiding a wannabe ISIS fighter from Brooklyn by plotting to help cover his travel and weaponry costs.

The Prosecutor General’s Office proposed holding mandatory short-term conduct ethics courses for senior officials of state bodies and organizations, it said in the draft resolution of the government.

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will pay a working visit to Turkmenistan on August 16 to attend the next round of inter-MFA consultations at the level of the foreign ministries, the ministry said in a statement.

The European Union welcomes the news on the closure of the Jaslyk penal colony; it is a step towards better prison management. The EU is also looking forward to a reform of the prison system based on the ratification and full implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and to empowering the Ombudsman's office to carry out the function of National Preventive Mechanism according to international best practise.

As per the President’s August 13 Measures To Further Develop Uzbekistan’s Tourism Sector decree, US $ 20 per person shall be refunded in equal shares from the state budget and the off-budget fund to travel agents or air carriers for organizing charter flights to Uzbekistan to boost the tourism sector.