President of Uzbekistan visits Kazakhstan
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov paid an official visit to Kazakhstan on 22-23 April. Islam Karimov and Nursultan Nazarbayev held face-to-face talks, which focused on bilateral relations, cooperation within international organizations, regional security, as well as some problems of regional and international character. At the negotiations of the official delegations, cooperation in trade and economy, as well as humanitarian sphere was considered.
Seminar in National Library considers preserving library funds
A seminar on preserving library funds started at the National Library of Uzbekistan named after after Alisher Navoi. It was organized by the Communications and Information Agency of Uzbekistan together with the National Information and Library Centre.
Legislative Chamber considers new law
Deputies of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan continued consideration of the draft laws on 22 April, which they started last week. Speaker of the Legislative Chamber Diloram Tashmuhamedova chaired the session.
Exhibition of national crafts and applied art opens
Exhibition of crafts and applied art opened at the Uzbekistan Culture and Arts Exhibition hall. Musical instruments, ceramics, wood carvings, carpet and other items are presented at the exhibition.
President of Uzbekistan leaves for Kazakhstan
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov left for Kazakhstan an official visit on 22 April on the invitation of this country’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
First national youth cycling marathon starts in Uzbekistan
First national youth cycling marathon “Kamolot-Tur” started in Uzbekistan on 19 April. Its participants – including both professional and amateur bicyclers – will travel from the cities of Nukus, Termez and Ferghana to the capital.
President signs resolution on favorable conditions for cattle breeding
President of Uzbekistan signed a resolution on 21 April on measures to increase the cattle stock in personal subsidiary plots and farms and expand cattle produce. The document aims to stimulate the raise of the cattle stock and thus increase the level of employment and incomes of the rural population, as well as boost meat and milk production.
Uzbekistan International Travel Workshop-2008 held
International tourism forum “Uzbekistan International Travel Workshop-2008” was held in Tashkent on 21 April. Representatives of more than 30 companies from Uzbekistan, UAE, Malaysia, Syria, Azerbaijan and Turkey, experts and diplomats participated in the event.
Afghan energy and water resources minister visiting Uzbekistan
Minister of energy and water resources of Afghanistan Muhammad Ismailkhan is on a visit in Uzbekistan. On 21 April, he met chairman of the Uzbekenergo state joint-stock company Botir Teshaboyev. The sides considered expansion of cooperation between the two countries in energy sector and possibilities of implementation of new projects.
Fine Arts Week 2008 starts in Uzbek capital
The Week of Fine Arts 2008 started in the Arts Academy of Uzbekistan on 21 April. The main goal of the forum is to showcase the latest achievements in fine arts and provide the artists with the opportunity to discuss issues of interest.
Problems and perspectives of tourism industry discussed in Tashkent
Expert council for sector development held a session in Tashkent on the topic “Tourism industry of Uzbekistan: problems and perspectives”. Representatives of the state bodies, private tourist companies and the expert community participated in the event.
Industrial fair of chemical industry opens
Industrial fair of chemical enterprises that constitute State Company “Uzkimyosanoat“opened In Tashkent. Now enterprises of the “Uzkimyosanoat”, produce rubber products, chemical reagents, various mineral fertilizers, an artificial fibre, polymeric materials, inorganic substances are made for power generating, gold mining and light industry, means of chemical protection of plants; totally more than 250 types of products.
International conference on digital signature to be held in Tashkent
International conference on “Development of infrastructure and services of the electronic document circulation and important problems of use of electronic digital signature” will be held in Tashkent on 23-25 April.
Student Spring 2008 festival to be held in Samarkand in May
Student Spring 2008 festival will be held in Samarkand in May among the students of the universities of Uzbekistan. The event is being organized by the Kamolot youth movement, Ministry of higher and specialized secondary education, Ministry of culture and sports, Professional unions federation and Samarkand regional administration. A number of activities will be held during the festival, including meetings and discussions on sociopolitical, cultural and sports topics.
Experience of ombudsmen of Spain and Uzbekistan discussed in Tashkent
The delegation of Ombudsman of Spain headed by the Defensor Del Pueblo Enrique Mugica Herzog, which is on a return visit in Uzbekistan, took part in the conference “Activity of Ombudsman in protection of human rights: experience of Spain and Uzbekistan” in Tashkent.
President of Uzbekistan to visit Kazakhstan
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan on 22-23 April on the invitation of this country’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev. During the meetings in Kazakhstan, the sides will consider issues of expansion of cooperation between the two countries, as well as issues of regional and international importance.
Cabinet of Ministers sums up country’s development in 1Q 2008
Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan held a session on 18 April to sum up the results of the country’s socioeconomic development in the first quarter of 2008. According to the statistics, growth of the GDP in the first three months of the year comprised 8.1%, industrial growth 10.6%, agricultural production increased 4.8%, construction works 5%, retail trade 12.7% and paid services 19.8%.
Finance Minister of Hungary on a visit in Uzbekistan
Minister of Finance of Hungary János Veres is visiting Uzbekistan. On 17 April, he held talks in a number of ministries and departments of the republic.
Ombudsman of Spain meets Speaker of Legislative Chamber of Uzbekistan’s parliament
Ombudsman of Spain Enrique Múgica Herzog is continuing his visit to Uzbekistan. On 17 April, the Spanish Ombudsman met the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan Diloram Tashmuhamedova.
Legislative Chamber considers several laws
Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan held its regular session on 17 April. Speaker of the chamber Diloram Tashmuhamedova chaired the session. The deputies considered the draft law on introducing changes and addenda in the Air Code of Uzbekistan. After the discussion and corrections, the chamber passed the law, which will be sent to Senate for approval. A number of other draft laws were also reviewed.