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Uzbekistan’s Embassy in Russia urges citizens to avoid border regions of Russia and Ukraine
24 June 2023, 15:03

Uzbekistan’s Embassy in Russia urges citizens to avoid border regions of Russia and Ukraine

The Embassy of Uzbekistan in Russia urged its citizens to refrain from traveling to the border regions of Russia and Ukraine and from visiting crowded places. The diplomatic mission also advised citizens to follow public security regulations of the host country.

Minister calls for increased attention to reservoirs following Kakhovka HPP collapse
23 June 2023, 23:12

Minister calls for increased attention to reservoirs following Kakhovka HPP collapse

Uzbekistan developed emergency action plans for all hydropower plants and reservoirs following the destruction of the Kakhovka HPP in Ukraine, Uzbekistan’s Water Resources Minister Shavkat Khamrayev said. A simulated dam breach exercise was conducted at the Charvak HPP to test the plans.

Tashkent Metro sees 33.5% increase in passenger traffic in 5 months
23 June 2023, 22:38

Tashkent Metro sees 33.5% increase in passenger traffic in 5 months

Between January and May, the Tashkent Metro transported 68.5 million passengers. Compared to the same period last year, passenger traffic increased by 33.5%. May saw the highest passenger traffic with 15.8 million passengers.

Uzbekistan considers introducing UAE’s cloud seeding technology in Aral Sea region
23 June 2023, 22:22

Uzbekistan considers introducing UAE’s cloud seeding technology in Aral Sea region

During his visit to the UAE, Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister familiarized himself with cloud seeding technology and discussed with the President of the World Meteorological Organization, the prospects for introducing this experience in Uzbekistan, especially in the Aral Sea region.

Tashkent ranks 157th in Global Liveability Index
23 June 2023, 21:54

Tashkent ranks 157th in Global Liveability Index

Tashkent was ranked 157th out of 173 cities in the Global Liveability Index 2023. The Uzbek capital lost 13 spots compared to last year’s ranking, making it one of the top 10 countries to have deteriorated the most over the past year. Vienna was voted the most livable city in the world.

Uzbekistan opens trade house in Lithuania
23 June 2023, 21:42

Uzbekistan opens trade house in Lithuania

Uzbekistan opened UZ Euro Trade House in Vilnius (Lithuania). The trade house is expected to intensify practical partnership and substantive dialogue between the business communities of the two countries.

Senate approves amendments to law on state flag
23 June 2023, 21:31

Senate approves amendments to law on state flag

Uzbekistan’s Senate approved amendments to the law on the state flag. The changes expand the use of the national flag and authorize its use by individuals and legal entities representing Uzbekistan at official international events. Restrictions on disrespectful treatment of the flag were added.

The Senate approves ratification of Uzbek-Kazakh border demarcation treaty
23 June 2023, 16:05

The Senate approves ratification of Uzbek-Kazakh border demarcation treaty

The Senate of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan approved a law ratifying an agreement between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan on the demarcation of their shared border.

Uzbekistan increased gas exports to China in May, despite falling production
21 June 2023, 23:43

Uzbekistan increased gas exports to China in May, despite falling production

Uzbekistan increased its natural gas exports to China in May, with supplies rising to $78.16 million, almost double the amount exported in April. Despite this increase in exports, the country’s gas production continues to fall.

Uzbekistan sees decline in gas production and record high increase in electricity production
21 June 2023, 23:26

Uzbekistan sees decline in gas production and record high increase in electricity production

Gas production in Uzbekistan fell by 9.8% in the first five months of the year compared to the same period last year, with production falling for the second consecutive month in May. Meanwhile, electricity production showed record growth in May, while growth in oil production slowed to 3.1%.

Raiffeisenbank to stop euro transfers to Uzbekistan and other countries
21 June 2023, 22:57

Raiffeisenbank to stop euro transfers to Uzbekistan and other countries

“Raiffeisenbank,” a Russian subsidiary of the Austrian banking group Raiffeisen Bank International, announced that it will stop making euro transfers to Uzbekistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and several other countries. The decision will take effect on July 3.

Former Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan announces retirement
21 June 2023, 22:44

Former Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan announces retirement

Former Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan, Vladimir Norov, announced his retirement after 45 years of service in government agencies and embassies. He said he has set up a consultancy company and intends to use all his contacts to promote Uzbekistan’s foreign policy.

Uzbekistan to improve public mental health service
21 June 2023, 16:37

Uzbekistan to improve public mental health service

Uzbekistan announced plans to fundamentally improve its public mental health service by integrating it into primary health care facilities and introducing special social-emotional learning in schools. Additionally, specialists in the field will receive an increase in their salaries.

Women leaders of Central Asia discuss innovation and technology in Astana
20 June 2023, 20:52

Women leaders of Central Asia discuss innovation and technology in Astana

The Dialogue of Women Leaders of Central Asia recently held a meeting in Astana to discuss the role of women in innovation and technology development. The Uzbek delegation was led by Tanzila Narbayeva, Chairperson of the Senate.

Early voting for presidential election to begin on June 28
20 June 2023, 20:31

Early voting for presidential election to begin on June 28

The Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan announced that early voting for the upcoming presidential election will take place from June 28 to July 5. Voters unable to be present on election day are eligible to participate in early voting.

Uzbekistan Airways expands fleet with new A320neo
19 June 2023, 23:53

Uzbekistan Airways expands fleet with new A320neo

Uzbekistan Airways received its 18th Airbus aircraft, an A320neo. Four more due to arrive by the end of the year. They will have the simplified fuselage color due to the carrier’s plans to refresh its corporate livery.

Russia to supply 2.8 billion cubic meters of gas to Uzbekistan annually
19 June 2023, 23:35

Russia to supply 2.8 billion cubic meters of gas to Uzbekistan annually

The Energy Ministry of Uzbekistan announced details of a two-year gas agreement with Gazprom. It will supply 9 million cu.m. daily and an annual volume will reach almost 2.8 billion cu.m. This is in contrast to earlier reports by Kommersant, which stated that the volume would be twice as much.

Uzbekistan and Iran discuss prospects of cooperation in high-level talks
19 June 2023, 18:49

Uzbekistan and Iran discuss prospects of cooperation in high-level talks

During his official visit to Iran, President Mirziyoyev held talks with President Raisi and Iran’s Supreme Spiritual Leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei. They discussed cooperation prospects and regional issues. A joint declaration on strengthening cooperation and several agreements were signed.

Uzbekistan to celebrate Eid al-Adha on June 28
19 June 2023, 16:49

Uzbekistan to celebrate Eid al-Adha on June 28

President Mirziyoyev signed a resolution declaring start of the Eid al-Adha in Uzbekistan on June 28. The people of Uzbekistan will enjoy five consecutive days off to celebrate the occasion.

Uzbekistan establishes diplomatic relations with Trinidad and Tobago
16 June 2023, 23:55

Uzbekistan establishes diplomatic relations with Trinidad and Tobago

Uzbekistan and Trinidad and Tobago signed a joint communiqué in New York, establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. This marks the 144th country with which Uzbekistan has established diplomatic relations

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