Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the President of Uzbekistan, have been selected as "Asian of the Year" for the politics category for 2018 by the Asia Journalist Association (AJA), as he tried to settle peace and continue interaction between countries in central Asia. Since he became President in December 2016, he has reformed policies to open the economy and improve human rights, releasing political prisoners, Koreatimes said.
On December 15, the Uzbek Ambassador to the United States, Javlon Vakhabov, awarded the President of Turkestanian American Association, Abdullah Kwaja with Dustlik Order, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.
Yesterday, the President Donald Trump Administration extended the sanctions regime targeting human rights abusers and corrupt actors around the world. President Donald J. Trump by his letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate extended the Executive Order of 2017, December 20 declaring a national emergency with respect to serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world and providing for the imposition of sanctions on actors engaged in these malign activities, the letter said.
The PR Department of the Foreign Ministry informs said that Uzbekistan welcomes the initiative of the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, on the establishment of the Peace Advisory Council and the governmental group on peace talks.
On December 5-6, 2018, representatives from Uzbekistan joined colleagues from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan at the 4th High-Level Regional Meeting on “Migration and Tuberculosis (TB): Cross-Border TB Control and Care in the Central Asian Region” in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Uzbekistan supports the Central Asia-South Asia power project (CASA-1000) that will allow for the export of surplus hydroelectricity from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan and Afghanistan, said Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov at an international conference on Afghanistan in Geneva Wednesday.
Five Uzbek nationals died when a bus was hit by a train at a crossing in the Ozinsky district of the Saratov province in Russia, and the two injured are the Kazakh nationals.
Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov hosted the participants of the 21st meeting of the Conference of Special Services of Turkic-speaking States, which was held in Kyrgyzstan, the presidential press service reports.
Uzbekistan delegation will attend the 11th Republic of Korea - Central Asia Cooperation Forum in Seoul on November 6-7. The delegation will be led by Deputy Foreign Minister Dilshod Akhatov.
The meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of Government was held in Astana during which the Commonwealth countries signed a number of important agreements - including Agreement on Preparedness in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency, on the use of space for peaceful purposes, and others.
The servicemen of the special-purpose regiment from Uzbekistan won gold medal in Phase Four of the Cambrian Patrol exercise in Wales, UK.
President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev signed decree suspending the Kazakh Ambassador to Uzbekistan Erik Utembaev from office.
Economic advances around the world mean that while fewer people live in extreme poverty, almost half the world’s population — 3.4 billion people — still struggles to meet basic needs, the World Bank said.
The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Democratic Republic of Congo’s Dr Denis Mukwege and Yazidi rape victim, Nadia Murad.
Global agricultural food commodity prices fell in September due to growing inventories of key staples. The FAO Food Price Index declined 1.4 percent from August and is now 7.4 percent below its level during September 2017.
Today the Serious Fraud Office has issued a claim for civil recovery in the High Court under Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.