Monday, 23, September, 2019

National

The first meeting of the Supreme Council for Strategic Partnership, chaired by the presidents of Uzbekistan and Turkey, will be held this year in Ankara. This was announced on August 5 at the first meeting of the Joint Strategy Planning Group, chaired by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov and Turkey Mevlut Cavushoglu, the Foreign Ministry said.

The Turakurgan thermal power plant (TPP) in the Namangan province launched the first gas turbine, the Ministry of Energy said.

The Tashkent Interdistrict Economic Court ruled to cancel the agreement between the Uzbekistan government bodies and the Turkish company Demir Group for reconstruction of the former Chorsu hotel due to default by the Turkish company to perform its obligations with the set timelines, the State Assets Management Agency said.

The First Deputy Foreign Minister Ilkhom Nematov met with Coordinator for U.S. Assistance to Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia at the Department of State Jim Kulikowski.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko adopted the Joint Statement following the bilateral talks in Minsk and oversaw the signing of 11 accords between the governments, ministries and companies of the two countries, the Uzbek presidential press service reported.

Presidents of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Belarus Alexander Lukashenko held talks today at the Independence Palace in Minsk, the Uzbek President’s press service reported.

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the start of nation-wide construction of the Great Ferghana Canal when 160 thousand peasants started digging works on the future riverline.

Uzbek PM Abdulla Aripov held talks with Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov as part of a working visit to Bishkek on Thursday.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Inter-Agency Commission on Combating Trafficking in Persons and International Organization for Migration (IOM) held an informational campaign on Tashkent’s Broadway to recognize World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

On July 29, the Government of Uzbekistan approved the draft Rights of Persons With Disabilities Bill to be submitted to the parliament, the Deputy PM Aziz Abdukhakimov said on his Facebook page.