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Shavkat Mirziyoyev pledges introduction of school buses in Karakalpakstan
13 June 2023, 23:38

Shavkat Mirziyoyev pledges introduction of school buses in Karakalpakstan

Shavkat Mirziyoyev, as the presidential candidate of the UzLiDeP, announced the introduction of school buses for children in remote villages in Karakalpakstan. He also said more kindergartens and schools would be created and there would be no overcrowded classes in the schools.

“I strive to be a worthy son of both Uzbekistan and Karakalpakstan” — Shavkat Mirziyoyev
13 June 2023, 23:17

“I strive to be a worthy son of both Uzbekistan and Karakalpakstan” — Shavkat Mirziyoyev

Shavkat Mirziyoyev started his presidential campaign in Nukus, where he held his first meeting with voters. He pledged to serve his homeland and his nation and said that he considered himself a son of both Uzbekistan and Karakalpakstan, and that he always tried to live up to that.

Uzbekistan offers to help Kazakhstan with forest fires
13 June 2023, 22:58

Uzbekistan offers to help Kazakhstan with forest fires

President Mirziyoyev called his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to express condolences and offer assistance after a deadly forest fires in the Abay region. They also discussed ways to enhance their bilateral cooperation in various fields.

Uzbekistan’s international reserves shrink second month in a row
10 June 2023, 19:59

Uzbekistan’s international reserves shrink second month in a row

Uzbekistan’s international reserves dropped by $837.9 million to $34.37 billion in May, as the value of its gold reserves fell by nearly $1 billion. The decline in gold did not lead to a corresponding rise in foreign exchange reserves.

Uzbekistan among key sources for seasonal migrant workers in the UK
10 June 2023, 18:35

Uzbekistan among key sources for seasonal migrant workers in the UK

In 2022, nearly a quarter of seasonal workers came to the UK from Central Asia. Uzbekistan was the second-largest source of migrant workers after Ukraine.

CEC approves ballot form and text for July 9 presidential election
10 June 2023, 12:12

CEC approves ballot form and text for July 9 presidential election

The Central Election Commission (CEC) approved the ballot form and text for the July 9 presidential election in Uzbekistan. Video broadcasting will be available from up to two polling stations in each district and city of the country.

ODIHR opens election observation mission to Uzbekistan
10 June 2023, 11:28

ODIHR opens election observation mission to Uzbekistan

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) opened its election observation mission for the early presidential election in Uzbekistan. The mission will assess the conduct of the election for its compliance with international and national standards for democratic elections.

Yuksalish movement publishes 10 recommendations to end torture in internal affairs system
9 June 2023, 15:06

Yuksalish movement publishes 10 recommendations to end torture in internal affairs system

After another case of a man’s death due to torture in the premises of department of internal affairs, the nationwide movement “Yuksalish” published 10 recommendations aimed at eliminating torture in the system of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

President Mirziyoyev meets FAO chief to discuss new cooperation program
9 June 2023, 14:11

President Mirziyoyev meets FAO chief to discuss new cooperation program

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held talks with FAO Director-General Qiu Dunyu during his state visit to Italy. They discussed enhancing cooperation in agriculture and food security and developing a new comprehensive cooperation program until 2030.

Uzbekistan and Italy sign declaration on strategic partnership
9 June 2023, 12:11

Uzbekistan and Italy sign declaration on strategic partnership

President of Uzbekistan held talks with Italian President and PM in Rome. They discussed economic, humanitarian, regional and international issues and signed a joint declaration on strategic partnership. Uzbek-Italian business forum resulted in agreements worth over €9 billion.

CBU chief highlights decrease in dollarization of deposits
8 June 2023, 00:29

CBU chief highlights decrease in dollarization of deposits

The Chairman of the Central Bank of Uzbekistan said that bank deposits in foreign currency decreased by 9% in 2022. The bank attributed the decrease in dollarization to the geopolitical situation, the attractiveness of soum interest rates and the stability of the exchange rate.

New modern district near airport to be built in Samarkand
7 June 2023, 23:48

New modern district near airport to be built in Samarkand

President Mirziyoyev visited Samarkand and reviewed the master plan of the “Shirin” modern district, which will be built on 389 hectares near the international airport. He instructed to improve the project based on urban planning experience and to expand social services in the new area.

Uzbekistan and Qatar sign 15 documents to boost cooperation
7 June 2023, 23:34

Uzbekistan and Qatar sign 15 documents to boost cooperation

During a meeting with the Emir of Qatar in Samarkand, President Mirziyoyev said that the two countries would develop a “comprehensive partnership” in various fields. The leaders also agreed to increase the trade volume between their countries. They signed 15 documents to enhance their cooperation.

Incarcerated individuals under 18 might not have a criminal record
7 June 2023, 22:39

Incarcerated individuals under 18 might not have a criminal record

The minimum term of imprisonment among minorities might be lowered from six to one month. And they might not have a criminal record. Deputies are reviewing two amendments to Uzbekistan’s Criminal Code.

Public transport corridors to be created on four key streets in Tashkent
7 June 2023, 22:22

Public transport corridors to be created on four key streets in Tashkent

The Tashkent city administration proposed a plan to create public transport corridors along four key streets in the capital, drawing on foreign best practices. The plan, which has been published online for public feedback, covers Amir Temur, Shakhrisabz, Shota Rustaveli and Yangi Sergeli streets.

World Bank improves GDP growth forecast for Uzbekistan
7 June 2023, 20:16

World Bank improves GDP growth forecast for Uzbekistan

The World Bank revised its forecast for Uzbekistan’s GDP growth this year to 5.1%, up from 4.9% in January. The report also notes that the growth of remittances from labor migrants in Russia may slow down this year, especially for Central Asian and South Caucasian countries.

Head of family orphanage in Kashkadarya sentenced to 12 years for raping female orphan
7 June 2023, 12:29

Head of family orphanage in Kashkadarya sentenced to 12 years for raping female orphan

After two moths of trial, 52 years old head of family orphanage in Kashkadarya found guilty of raping 13 years old girl orphan.

Uzbekistan forms an Agency of Social Protection. Its Functions.
7 June 2023, 11:13

Uzbekistan forms an Agency of Social Protection. Its Functions.

Agency of Social Protection (unofficial translation) has been established under the President of Uzbekistan. It aims to ensure citizen with rights to social protection and improve the quality of social services. A number of divisions from ministries will go to the agency.

EU vows not to impose sanctions against Central Asia
5 June 2023, 22:23

EU vows not to impose sanctions against Central Asia

The European Union (EU) will not sanction Central Asian countries for bypassing its restrictions on Russia, European Council President Charles Michel told the leaders of the five nations. He said the sanctions would only target those “who support the Russian military machine.”

Uzbekistan to adopt Zero Waste principles for solid waste management
5 June 2023, 21:51

Uzbekistan to adopt Zero Waste principles for solid waste management

Uzbekistan will adopt the “zero waste” principles in its solid waste management system, aiming to gradually achieve full recycling and incineration at all landfills.


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