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Uzbekistan supports UNGA resolution calling on Israel to free Golan Heights
29 November 2023, 14:00

Uzbekistan supports UNGA resolution calling on Israel to free Golan Heights

The UN General Assembly has passed a resolution calling on Israel to withdraw from the Syrian Golan Heights. 91 countries, including Uzbekistan, voted in favor.

Senate approves transition to mixed electoral system in Uzbekistan
25 November 2023, 13:33

Senate approves transition to mixed electoral system in Uzbekistan

Senators of Uzbekistan approved a constitutional law on the transition to a mixed system of election of the deputies. In addition, MPs no longer need to gain more than half of the votes to be elected. Earlier, only one MP opposed the bill due to the lack of independent candidates.

EU Sanctions Envoy is to visit Uzbekistan on November 29−30
24 November 2023, 14:54

EU Sanctions Envoy is to visit Uzbekistan on November 29−30

EU Sanctions Envoy David O’Sullivan will visit Uzbekistan on November 29−30. This would be his second trip to Tashkent in the last seven months.

President Mirziyoyev: 'It is imperative to instill the idea that water is not free'
17 November 2023, 15:02

President Mirziyoyev: 'It is imperative to instill the idea that water is not free'

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev spoke about the water issue in Uzbekistan during his visit to Surkhandarya. He urged the need to instill the idea that water is not free and then turn this idea into a rule of daily life.

Uzbekistani deputies respond to remarks by Deputy Head of Russia’s State Duma on migrants and Russian speaking schools
16 November 2023, 14:57

Uzbekistani deputies respond to remarks by Deputy Head of Russia’s State Duma on migrants and Russian speaking schools

The deputy head of Russia’s State Duma, Pyotr Tolstoy, suggested restricting employment in Russia of citizens from countries where Russian is a non-state-language, and building Russian-language schools in Uzbekistan using migrants' money. Uzbek deputies Bobur Bekmurodov and Alisher Kadirov retorted.

Former head of UNICEF in Uzbekistan: about 200 children and women are still in Syria and wait for repatriation
14 November 2023, 12:02

Former head of UNICEF in Uzbekistan: about 200 children and women are still in Syria and wait for repatriation

Munir Mammadzade, former Representative of UNICEF to Uzbekistan, said that about 200 children and women from Uzbekistan remain in Syrian camps waiting to be repatriated. He noted the importance of social workers in the reintegration process of people who returned under past Mehr operations.

Uzbekistan to participate in COP28 in Dubai
13 November 2023, 13:37

Uzbekistan to participate in COP28 in Dubai

A delegation from Uzbekistan will take part in the UN Climate Change Conference, where it will present initiatives to combat climate change at the national, regional and global levels. The forum will be held on December 1−2 in Dubai within the framework of COP28.

Uzbekistan and Italy sign partnership agreements
10 November 2023, 15:42

Uzbekistan and Italy sign partnership agreements

Uzbekistan and Italy signed cooperation agreements in education, science, technology and innovation, and sports.

Uzbekistan and Italy to hold first roundtable discussion on strategic dialogue in 2024
10 November 2023, 14:48

Uzbekistan and Italy to hold first roundtable discussion on strategic dialogue in 2024

The presidents of Uzbekistan and Italy held negotiations. Heads of states introduced proposals on developing a trade facilitation program, establishing a Forum of Regions of the two countries and holding its first meeting in Samarkand next year, as well as organizing a joint educational forum.

U.S. reaffirms its support of Uzbekistan’s accession at WTO
9 November 2023, 14:23

U.S. reaffirms its support of Uzbekistan’s accession at WTO

The U.S. once again stated its support for Uzbekistan’s intention to become a member of the WTO, and welcomed the ongoing economic reforms. The countries intend to continue increasing and diversifying trade and investment.

Abdulaziz Kamilov receives Japanese Imperial Order of Japan
8 November 2023, 17:27

Abdulaziz Kamilov receives Japanese Imperial Order of Japan

Emperor Naruhito of Japan handed the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov one of the highest awards of Japan: the Order of the Rising Sun.

'Two states for two peoples' — President of Uzbekistan on Israel-Gaza conflict
7 November 2023, 13:16

'Two states for two peoples' — President of Uzbekistan on Israel-Gaza conflict

At the OTS summit, the President of Uzbekistan shared his views on the conflict between Israel and Palestine. “We call on the parties to immediately halt hostilities, cease fire and proceed with a truce,” said Shavkat Mirziyoyev. He took the side of the ‘two-state solution'.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State will visit Uzbekistan
6 November 2023, 17:30

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State will visit Uzbekistan

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Donald Lu is expected to visit Uzbekistan this week and participate in the Strategic Partnership Dialogue between the two countries. He will also visit Kazakhstan and India.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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