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.
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 David O’Sullivan will visit Uzbekistan on November 29−30. This would be his second trip to Tashkent in the last seven months.
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.
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.
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.
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 signed cooperation agreements in education, science, technology and innovation, and sports.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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, 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.
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.
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.
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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