Wednesday, 24, July, 2024


President Shavkat Mirziyoyev wished the people of Uzbekistan a Happy New Year. For the first time in many years, President’s New Year greeting both in Russian and Uzbek languages was aired on TV.

On 31 December an Agreement was signed in Tashkent between the Government of Uzbekistan and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany on technical cooperation for the implementation of the project "Land use based on ecosystem approach and conservation of the ecosystems in the lower course of the Amu Darya river".

Shavkat Mirziyoyev said that it is absolutely vital to raise science to a new level, failing to do so it will be difficult to solve th problems that the society is facing. Comprehensive support for science and scientists is one of the priorities of the state, he said.

President Mirziyoyev signed a Decree on December 28 according to which Tursinkhan Khudaibergenov, who from March 2010 headed the Ministry of Emergency Situations, has been appointed the State Advisor to the President, and will oversee and coordinate the work with appeals of individuals and legal entities.

The UN Secretary-General-elect António Guterres sent a message to the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, in which he expressed hope for deepening the close cooperation between the organization and the republic "for the welbeing of the Uzbek people and the Central Asian region as a whole", the message said.

Uzbek Commodity Exchange launched the bot - @rtsb_bot in Telegram messenger. The UZEX bot is intended to facilitate the customer service. In particular with the help of the messenger clients will be able to get information on tariffs for e-procurement services, download the instruction on how to participate in government and corporate procurement and learn latest news from UZEX.

On December 29, Tashkent hosted a special conference of the Uzbekistan’s Journalists Union, during which Sadulla Khakimov, the Honored Worker of Culture of Uzbekistan, was elected as the new chairman.

On December 28 in the conference hall of Uzbekistan Hotel was held a working meeting of the Tourism Development Committee with the participation of representatives of government bodies and business entities in the field of tourism.

A number of agreements have been signed following the meeting of the Uzbekistan-Tajikistan intergovernmental commission on trade-economic cooperation in Dushanbe.

On December 28, Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister, Abdulaziz Kamilov received the newly appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey, Ahmet Başar Şen, who presented a copy of credentials to Minister Kamilov, the press service of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on 27 December 2016 signed a Record of Discussions with the Academy of Public Administration (APA) under the President of Uzbekistan for the implementation of KOICA’s project entitled “Academy of Public Administration Capacity Building Project for Public Sector Innovation in Uzbekistan”.

Following this year’s cotton harvest season (from September 19 to October 31), administrative action  has been taken against 3 school principals, 2 directors of professional colleges, 2 managers of farms and 1 head of polyclinics for forcing employees and children under 18 to pick cotton. The total fine amount is 4.7 million soums, the Labour Ministry said.

On December 27, Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov received the delegation of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan including the Senior Adviser to the President on Economic Affairs, Humayun Kayumi and the President’s Special Representative for development of cooperation with Central Asia and Russia, Muhammad Shakir Korgar, who arrived in our country on a visit.

Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon on Tuesday received the Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister, Rustam Azimov, who arrived in Dushanbe to attend the meeting of the Intergovernmental Trade and Economic Cooperation Commission, the Tajikistan's Presidency website said.

The Uzbekistan Labor Ministry hosted a meeting with the Working group of UNDAF, a Strategic Framework Program with the Government of Uzbekistan and UN system for social protection.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Dec 26 signed a law "On social services for the elderly, disabled and other socially vulnerable categories of people." The document, adopted by the Legislative Chamber on 6 October and approved by the Senate on October 12, comes into force on 27 December.

In Uzbekistan punishment for motor vehicles (MV) theft will be toughened from 27 December. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Dec 26 signed amendment to the Criminal Code. Amendment Law was passed by the Legislative Chamber on 6 October and was approved by the Senate on October 12.

Official presentation of the updated website, virtual reception and hot line of the Oliy Majlis Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) was held in the Ombudsman’s office.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev took part at the Dec 25 extraordinary session of Navoi region deputies council, the press service of the Head of State said.

The French Development Agency (AFD) and Uzbek Finance Ministry signed a 23.5 million euro loan agreement for funding a project on modernization of the solid waste management in Samarkand, a statement of the Embassy of France in Uzbekistan said.