Saturday, 24, February, 2024

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During his visit to Afghanistan, the Chairman of the State Security Service, Abdusalom Azizov, met with the acting Minister of Defense of the caretaker Afghan government, Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, the press service of the Afghan Ministry of Defense said.

Pakhtakor FC and the Uzbekistan U20 midfielder Muhammadali Urinboev, 18, moved to the English Premier League side Brentford FC's farm club Brentford B on loan until June 30, the club’s press service said.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree raising the minimum pensions and benefits will be increased from February 1, the press service of the Pension Fund on Wednesday.

Today, MPs of the Kazakh parliament passed the Bill on Ratification of the minutes of meeting with amendments to the intergovernmental Treaty of the two countries on the conditions of mutual travel of citizens dated July 7, 2000.

Chairman of Mingbulak district criminal court of Namangan province, Sh. S., was arrested on January 30 on suspicion of taking a bribe, the spoeksman to the Supreme Court Aziz Abidov said.

Young man from the Shakhrisabz city, Kashkadarya province, who exerted psychological pressure and violated the protection order, who tried to make a female teen, 17, to get married, was taken into custody for 10 days, the Children's Ombudsman Surayyo Rakhmonova reported.

The Development Strategy Center posted for public input the draft 2024 state program for (Year of Support for Youth and Business). The Program is adopted annually as part of the Uzbekistan-2030 strategy. Additionally, a draft presidential decree on the implementation of the state program this year has been posted. The document was also published on the portal for discussion of draft regulatory acts.

Kazakhstan is working on signing a treaty with Uzbekistan and China on distribution of water in transboundary rivers, the Kazakh Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Nurzhan Nurjigitov said at a government meeting.

Some moves to address dust storms and mitigate their consequences are being promoted in the draft 2024 state program.

Online authorizations will be issued for certain procedural actions within the framework of criminal cases. According to the draft 2024 state program, this is about tapping talks through telephones and other telecommunication devices, conducting searches, intercepting postal and telegraphic parcels, and other procedural actions.

The government of Uzbekistan unveiled the plan to announce a standstill for the construction of cement factories, the Minister of Ecology, Environmental Protection and Climate Change Aziz Abdukhakimov said in his report at the Legislative Chamber on Tuesday.

Average population density in Uzbekistan as of January 1, 2024 was 82 people per sq.km. This is 1.8 people more than a year earlier – 80.2 people, the Statistical Agency said in a report.

Uzbekistan climbs 5 places to rank 121th out of 180 countries in the 2023 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) and was named one of the best improvers in the fight against corruption over the past 5-10 years, Transparency International said in a report on Tuesday.

On January 4, the Tashkent city’s Uchtepa district criminal court issued a ruling against the driver of a Captiva SUV, Zh. M., who killed a pedestrian in Tashkent.

Today, the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev laid flowers at the foot of the monument to the late president Islam Karimov in Tashkent, the presidential press service said.

According to the results of 2023, the average monthly salary before tax in Uzbekistan topped 4 million 551 thousand soums, growing by 17.2 percent to the previous year, the Statistics Agency said in a report.

Uzgidromet announced the weather forecast for Tashkent city on Wednesday, January 31. The weather in Tashkent will be slightly cloudy, with occasional snow. Fog may fall at night and in the morning. The temperature will be -1...-3 degrees at night, +1...+3 degrees during the day.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) signed memorandums of understanding on co-financing transport projects with Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as the Development Bank of Kazakhstan worth total of 1.47 billion euros, the press service of the Delegation of the European Union to Uzbekistan said.

Director of the Water Resources Authority of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Sokeev spoke about what the country received in return for water supplies to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

The Global Gateway Investors Forum for EU-Central Asia Transport Connectivity opened today in Brussels, bringing together governments, financing institutions, businesses and civil society from Europe, Central Asia and beyond. European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis announced that European and international financial institutions present at the Forum will commit €10 billion in support and investments towards sustainable transport connectivity in Central Asia.