Uzbektourism participates in international festival in Turkey
Tourist companies from almost 20 countries, including Uzbekistan, are participating in the International Tourism Festival in Cappadocia, Turkey. Uzbektourism is representing the country at the forum, demonstrating Uzbekistan’s tourist potential to the participants. The company will be holding negotiations with various foreign companies on increasing the flow of tourists to Uzbekistan.
Textile equipment exhibition opens in Tashkent
Fourth Central Asian International Exhibition Textile Equipment CAITME 2008 opened in Tashkent on 16 April. Some 130 companies from almost 20 states are participating in the event, which aims to demonstrate the latest local and foreign products, as well as expand cooperation between the Uzbek and foreign producers.
New governor of Samarkand region appointed
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov participated in the extraordinary session of the Samarkand regional People’s deputies council on 15 April. The session participants considered appointment of a new government for the region. Azamkhon Bahromov, who was acting governor, was freed from this post, and Uktam Barnoyev, first vice-minister of agriculture and water resources, was appointed the new regional governor.
Spanish ombudsman visiting Uzbekistan
Ombudsman of Spain Enrique Múgica Herzog is on a visit in Uzbekistan. On 16 April, the Spanish Ombudsman met the chairman of the Senate’s Committee for Foreign Policy Sadyk Safayev.
Traditional culture festival to be held in Kashkadarya in May
Festival of traditional culture “Asrlar sadosi” (“Echo of the centuries”) will be held on 3-4 May in Kitab district of Kashkadarya region of Uzbekistan. The event is being organized by the Fund “Forum of culture and art of Uzbekistan”. It aims to inform the citizens and foreigners about the culture, traditions and customs of the Uzbek people, including music and dance, applied art, craftsmanship, folklore and national sports.
Foreign investments in Uzbek economy to increase 40%
Foreign investments in the economy of Uzbekistan are expected to comprise USD 5.4 billion this year (40% increase year-on-year), including USD 1.5 billion of foreign direct investments.
Project informing about drugs and HIV risks launched
Implementation of the project MEDISSA on informing the population about the risks of drug use and HIV infection started in Uzbekistan. The project is being coordinated by the National information and analytics center for drug control under the Cabinet of Ministers.
President sends present to father and son Utaganovs
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov sent a present to woodcarvers Yolbars Utaganov and his son Umidillo of Andijan region. The gift was sent in response to Umidillo Utaganov’s wooden table and chair, which he made specially for the President.
90th anniversary of National University of Uzbekistan to be celebrated in September
President Islam Karimov signed a resolution on celebrating the 90th anniversary of the National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek in September.
Tashkent forum says groundless attacks on Islam are unacceptable
A round table on unacceptability of groundless attacks and on the Islamic religion was held in Tashkent. It was organized by the Tashkent Islamic University in conjunction with the Legislative Chamber’s Committee for International Affairs and Inter-Parliamentary Relations.
ADB executive director visiting Uzbekistan
Executive director of the Asian Development Bank Kyung-Ho Kim is on a visit in Uzbekistan. While in Tashkent, the ADB official held talks in the number of ministries and departments of Uzbekistan.
HeliosNet to participate in development of telecom infrastructure in Uzbekistan
Web Media Services (owner of HeliosNet brand), one of the largest Russian independent satellite operators, will participate in joint programs to develop telecommunication infrastructure in Uzbekistan.
President of Uzbekistan participates in NATO summit in Bucharest
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov participated in the NATO Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council summit held in Bucharest on 3 April. The heads of states and governments of the EAPC member countries discussed cooperation in ensuring regional and international stability, as well as settling the situation in Afghanistan. Uzbekistan has been cooperating with NATO since 1994 in the framework of the Partnership for Peace Program.
Address by President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at NATO Summit
“An ever bigger transformation of NATO into a political structure becomes today a reality, and this, in its turn, is a good stimulus for further development and strengthening the Euro-Atlantic partnership – the EAPC.”
Tashkent city’s 2200th anniversary to be celebrated in 2009
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed a resolution on 2 April on preparation to the 2200th anniversary of the city of Tashkent, to be held in 2009. Historical monuments in the city will be reconstructed and new objects will be built, together with development of the social infrastructure.
President of Uzbekistan leaves for Bucharest for EAPC summit
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov left for Bucharest on 3 April to participate in the summit of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council.
President of Uzbekistan to participate in NATO/EAPC summit
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov will participate in the summit of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council in Bucharest on 3-4 April.
SCO anti-terrorist structure holds session in Tashkent
The Council of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization held its 11th session on 27 March in Tashkent. Representatives of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan participated in the session.
WorldFood Uzbekistan and AgroWorld Uzbekistan exhibitions open
Exhibitions WorldFood Uzbekistan 2008 and AgroWorld Uzbekistan 2008 opened in Tashkent on 25 March. The aim of the events is to attract foreign investments in the Uzbek food industry and agricultural sector. Among the participants are some 80 companies from more than 30 countries, including Uzbekistan, Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Turkey, Poland, Israel, Malaysia and Singapore.
Young families in Uzbekistan provided with apartments
Two apartment houses were commissioned in Kokand, Ferghana region during the celebrations of the Navruz holiday. The houses were built specially for young families. A 32-apartment house was commissioned also in Tahiatash, Karakalpakstan. This year, more than 100 young families are expected to receive new housing in this northwestern region of Uzbekistan.