Thursday, 20, June, 2024

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Trade figures between Central Asian countries and Russia are on the upward trend despite Western sanctions, said Sergei Overchenko, Deputy director of the cis department of the Russian Foreign Ministry during an expert discussion hosted by the Valdai Discussion Club on Monday. The discussion focused on Central Asia-Russia ties in a new background.

Concert dedicated to the Last Call Day will take place for school graduates on May 25 in Tashkent. According to the city administration, the event will bring together students, teachers, parents and friends to celebrate the end of the school year.

The Uzbek Ambassador met with the Saudi Deputy Foreign Minister in charge of consular affairs, Ali al-Yousef. The parties discussed the prospects of holding consultations on consular-legal affairs between the ministries of foreign affairs of the two countries and lifting the visa restrictions for Uzbek nationals.

On May 24, Ashgabat will host the next CIS Heads of Government Council meeting. According to the CIS executive committee, 12 items were added in the draft agenda of the meeting. According to tradition, the members of the Council will exchange opinions on economic cooperation in the countries of the Commonwealth.

China took the first spot in Uzbekistan’s international trade on US$ 3.9 billion in January-April 2024. According to the provisional data of the Statistics Agency, China was followed by Russia and Kazakhstan, US$ 3.8 billion dollars and 1.2 billion, respectively.

Foreign Minister Bakhtiyor Saidov attended the next Foreign Ministers Council meeting of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Uzbekistan exported $3.42 billion worth of gold in January-April 2024, the Statistics Agency said in a report. This is by 11.8% more than in the same period in 2023 ($3.06 billion). In April, gold sales stood at $758.3 million, in March - $1.35 billion, in February - $1.32 billion.

First cargo flights between Uzbekistan and Latvia could be launched at end- June - beginning of July. According to the Embassy of Uzbekistan, a visit to Latvia was organized for the delegation led by the CEO of Fly Khiva domestic airline Dilshod Khojaev with an aim to increase the volume of exports to the countries of the European Union.

Gas production in Uzbekistan in April 2024 dropped to 3.7 BCM (BCM), the Statistics Agency said in the industrial production report today.

Sunview Group Berhad (Sunview) announced partnership with Yashil Energiya to explore renewable and green energy projects in Uzbekistan.

Governor of Navoi province, Normat Tursunov met with CEOs of large companies in Russia, the press service of the province governor’s office said.

The NATO Partner States Day took place with the participation of representatives of NATO member and partner countries at the headquarters of NATO's Joint Operations Command in Mons, Belgium.

Uzbekistan’s international trade increased by US$ 1.2 billion or 5.9% compared to the same period of 2023 reaching US$ 20.9 billion in January-April 2024.

The President Shavkat Mirziyoyev today spoke to the Russian president Vladimir Putin over the telephone, the presidential press service of the head of state reported.

From 24th to 28th May, the XI ECG Film Festival in the UK will showcase Uzbek cinema with the screening of "Sharaf Rashidov-the Inspirer for the Development of Mirzachul." This year, the festival received nearly 100 entries from 22 countries, with 10 films selected for the Best Documentary category. Among these, 3 films made it to the final, including one focusing on Sharaf Rashidov. British audiences can catch the screening on 27th May at Premier Cinemas Romford.

Ambassador of Uzbekistan Sardor Rustamboev held talks at the Ministry of Trade and Industry of India, Dunyo said. The parties drew attention to the untapped opportunities for the advancing of trade and economic ties and underscored the importance of easing customs, tariff and notary requirements to boost the two-way trade.

Uzbekbaliqsanoat has partnered with South Korean firm to launch the first shrimp cultivation project in Uzbekistan. In addition, a breeding center will be set up with Hungarian experts to update and acclimatize fish species.

The draft Public Safety Bill has been posted for public input. The Bill has proposed main areas and principles of the national policies in the field of public safety.

May 17 marks 30 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and the European Union. On this ocassion, the presidential aide Saida Mirziyoeva posted a message on the Telegram channel.

Uzbekistan plans to implement two large gas processing projects together with Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) from Malaysia, the Minister of Investment, Industry and Trade Laziz Kudratov told Uzbekistan 24 channel.