Uzbekistan debuts in UN ECOSOC following election victory
8 June 2024, 18:24

Uzbekistan debuts in UN ECOSOC following election victory

For the first time, Uzbekistan has been elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council for the 2025−2027 term. ECOSOC is the main UN body responsible for coordinating the organization’s economic and social activities.

First reactor of small nuclear station in Uzbekistan to be launched in five years
8 June 2024, 13:55

First reactor of small nuclear station in Uzbekistan to be launched in five years

The first reactor of the small nuclear power plant to be built in Uzbekistan is expected to be launched in five years, the Nuclear Energy Agency said. Asked about the cost of the project. the agency said it was confidential.

“We are deeply concerned about Western countries' reaction to Palestinian tragedy,” president of Uzbekistan says
7 June 2024, 12:21

“We are deeply concerned about Western countries' reaction to Palestinian tragedy,” president of Uzbekistan says

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed a great concern over Western countries' reaction to the Palestinian tragedy, noting the double standards. “Countries that extensively advocate for democracy and human rights are turning a blind eye to these murders and atrocities,” he stated.

President of Uzbekistan decorated with Turkey’s Order of State
7 June 2024, 11:30

President of Uzbekistan decorated with Turkey’s Order of State

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan awarded president of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev with the Order of the State, Turkey’s highest state order.

Putin highlights Uzbekistan’s “neutral” and “balanced” stance on Russia’s actions in Ukraine
6 June 2024, 17:11

Putin highlights Uzbekistan’s “neutral” and “balanced” stance on Russia’s actions in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked President Shavkat Mirziyoyev for Uzbekistan’s stance regarding Russia’s actions in Ukraine, noting that the policy “has a clearly expressed, such a neutral character, and is very balanced”.

President of Uzbekistan meets WTO director-general
6 June 2024, 10:56

President of Uzbekistan meets WTO director-general

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and World Trade Organization director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala discussed practical measures regarding the country’s accession to the WTO.

Bukhara’s territory to expand, concept presented to president Mirziyoyev
5 June 2024, 22:46

Bukhara’s territory to expand, concept presented to president Mirziyoyev

Bukhara’s territory is set to expand by 3,831 hectares by 2045 from current 14,300 hectares. The city’s New Uzbekistan district is expected to accommodate 7,000 new apartments. The concept was presented to president Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

EU ambassador reports 11% increase in trade turnover between Uzbekistan and EU in 2023
5 June 2024, 16:20

EU ambassador reports 11% increase in trade turnover between Uzbekistan and EU in 2023

Trade turnover between Uzbekistan and the European Union in 2023 increased by 11%, and reached €5.13 billion. EU ambassador Charlotte Adriaen highlighted that the EU will continue to support Uzbekistan’s accession to the World Trade Organization.

President of Uzbekistan to make official visit to Türkiye
4 June 2024, 19:00

President of Uzbekistan to make official visit to Türkiye

President of Uzbekistan is expected to travel to Türkiye with an official visit on 6 June. Together with the Turkish president, he will hold the third session of the Strategic Cooperation Council, and the first joint meeting with heads of leading enterprises and companies of the two countries.

Uzbekistan to abolish monopoly on external internet channel by 2025
4 June 2024, 16:19

Uzbekistan to abolish monopoly on external internet channel by 2025

Starting from 2025, private internet service providers in Uzbekistan will be allowed to directly connect to international internet channels as an experiment. This should abolish the monopoly held by Uzbektelecom, which has been planned for many years.

Several state-owned enterprises in Uzbekistan to lose exclusive rights
4 June 2024, 11:02

Several state-owned enterprises in Uzbekistan to lose exclusive rights

In 2025−2026, Uzmetkombinat, Uzvtortsvetmet, Uztrade, Uzkimyoimpeks, UzGasTrade, and Uzenergosotish are expected to lose their exclusive rights. Starting in 2026, restrictions on exports of copper cathode and copper wire rod purchased at exchange trades will be lifted.

Qatar Airways launches regular flights to Uzbekistan
3 June 2024, 14:52

Qatar Airways launches regular flights to Uzbekistan

Qatar Airways has launched regular flights from Doha to Tashkent. The flights will be operated on Airbus A320 airplanes four times a week. In the future, the company plans to increase flight frequency and launch flights to Bukhara and Samarkand.

Akmal Saidov from Uzbekistan elected to UN Human Rights Committee
1 June 2024, 00:11

Akmal Saidov from Uzbekistan elected to UN Human Rights Committee

Director of the National Center for Human Rights, Academician Akmal Saidov, has been elected as a member of the UN Human Rights Committee for 2025−2028. This marks the first time a representative from Uzbekistan has been elected to this UN body.

Putin’s state visit to Uzbekistan. Outcomes
31 May 2024, 15:00

Putin’s state visit to Uzbekistan. Outcomes

Russian president’s second state visit after re-election was to Uzbekistan. Scheduled for two days, the visit expanded into the third day. Parties agreed to expand trade, construct a small nuclear plant and two pumped hydropower storages, protect labor migrants, and covered other issues.

Uzbekistan plans to join WTO by 2026
30 May 2024, 17:17

Uzbekistan plans to join WTO by 2026

Uzbekistan intends to access the WTO by the 14th Ministerial Conference in Cameroon in 2026, deputy prime minister Jamshid Khodjayev said. He led the country’s delegation at the 8th meeting of the Working Party on the Accession of Uzbekistan to the WTO.

Uzra Zeya: “One of challenges with reform agendas is translating aspirations into actions”
29 May 2024, 22:31

Uzra Zeya: “One of challenges with reform agendas is translating aspirations into actions”

In an interview with, US under secretary of state for civilian security, democracy, and human rights Uzra Zeya spoke about priorities in the US-Uzbekistan relations, President Mirziyoyev’s reform agenda, and the importance of media and religious freedom.

OSCE/ODIHR Needs Assessment Mission experts arrive in Uzbekistan
29 May 2024, 16:03

OSCE/ODIHR Needs Assessment Mission experts arrive in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan and OSCE/ODIHR have started evaluating the country’s needs for observing the 2024 parliamentary elections. Experts from the Needs Assessment Mission expressed gratitude for the steps taken to incorporate early OSCE/ODIHR recommendations into the electoral legislation and practices.

Russia to start building small nuclear power station in Uzbekistan this summer
28 May 2024, 09:34

Russia to start building small nuclear power station in Uzbekistan this summer

Russia will start construction of a small nuclear power station in the Jizzakh region of Uzbekistan this summer. The contract was signed Monday during the visit of Russian president Vladimir Putin to Tashkent.

World Bank to support improvement of quality of social services for vulnerable people in Uzbekistan
27 May 2024, 12:08

World Bank to support improvement of quality of social services for vulnerable people in Uzbekistan

The World Bank approved a $100 million concessional loan for Uzbekistan to implement the Innovative Social Protection System for Inclusion of Vulnerable People (INSON) Project.

President of Russia arrives in Uzbekistan on state visit (photos)
26 May 2024, 21:39

President of Russia arrives in Uzbekistan on state visit (photos)

President of Russia Vladimir Putin arrived in Tashkent on a state visit. President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev welcomed him at the airport. This is the second state visit of Vladimir Putin after reelection in March. Photos.

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