Uzbekistan, South Korea sign cooperation documents
Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Han Seung-Soo met in Tashkent on 12 May. The sides considered issues of expansion of economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation. The prime ministers signed an intergovernmental framework agreement to provide long-term soft loans worth USD 120 million of the Economic Cooperation Development Fund for the period 2008-2011.
Uzbek-Korean business forum held in Tashkent
The forum of business circles of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea was held in Tashkent on 12 May in the framework of the official visit of the South Korean Prime Minister. The participants considered expansion of Uzbek-Korean trade, economic and investment cooperation.
Paris-Urgench flight to be launched from 1 September
O‘zbekiston Havo Yo‘llari, national air company of Uzbekistan, and Air France reached an agreement on opening of the Paris-Urgench-Paris route. The flight, starting from 1 September, will operate once a week.
South Korean Prime Minister visits Kalmakir deposit of AGMK
Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Han Seung-Soo, who is on an official visit to Uzbekistan, visited the Kalmakir deposit of the Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex (AGMK) in Tashkent region on 11 May. Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev accompanied him on the visit. Han Seung-Soo familiarized himself with the activity of the complex, the production process and the working conditions.
Prime Minister of South Korea arrives in Uzbekistan
Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Han Seung-Soo arrives in Uzbekistan on an official visit on 11 May. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, welcomed the high-ranking guest at the Tashkent airport. During the visit, Han Seung-Soo is expected to hold talks with the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, as well as the Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Senate. A forum with participation of representatives of business circles of the two countries is also planned.
President Islam Karimov receives head of Korean Air
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received the chairman of the Korean Air Yang-Ho Cho on May 10 at the Oqsaroy residence in Tashkent. The Korean Air has been actively involved in the project to modernize the airport and organize the international logistics centre in the city of Navoi in Uzbekistan. During the talks at the Oqsaroy residence, the sides exchanged opinions on issues related to further development of cooperation between O‘zbekiston Havo Yo‘llari and Korean Air.
Uzbekistan Marks Memory and Honor Day
Uzbekistan celebrates the Day of Memory and Honor on 9 May. President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov laid a wreath to the Monument of Grieving Mother in the center of Tashkent on this day. The head of the state rendered a tribute to the memory of thousands of compatriots who lost their lives during the World War II. “There is no family in Uzbekistan that was not affected by the war,” said Islam Karimov.
Dmitry Medvedev sends congratulation to Islam Karimov on the occasion of 9 May
President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev sent a congratulation to President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov in connection with the 63th anniversary of the victory over fascism.
First solar power plants installed in Surkhandarya region
The authorities of Surkhandarya region are taking measures for wide introduction of the use of solar energy in order to save natural resources and protect the environment in the area.
Tashkent-Non produces 500 tons of bread products per day
Measures are being taken in Tashkent to ensure stable and uninterrupted supply of bread products and prevent increase bread prices in the markets. According to the city administration press center, the issue is under constant supervision of municipal authorities.
Foreign Ministry organizes festival of cultural traditions and national cuisine
The festival of cultural traditions and national cuisine was held at the Receptions House of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan. Representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in the country took part in the event.
Third Central Asian Youth film festival to be held in Uzbekistan
Tashkent and Bukhara will host the third Youth film festival of Central Asian countries “Creative Flight” on 12-18 May.
Commission for minors under Cabinet of Ministers holds session
The Commission for Minors under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a session at the General Prosecutor’s Office. At the meeting, chaired by General Prosecutor, commission chairman R.Kadyrov, issues of prevention of offences among minors, creating conditions for revelation of their potential and healthy lifestyle in Navoi and Khorezm regions were considered.
Uzbekistan Agrominitech Expo-2008 ends
The Third International Exhibition and sale of mini technologies and compact equipment for agriculture was held on 3-6 May in Tashkent. It was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Festival of craftsmen held in Bukhara
The traditional international festival of craftsmen took place in Bukhara. Organized by Uzbektourism national compay in cooperation with Bukhara’s regional administration and a number of private tourist organizations, the event aimed to stimulate tourism, increase the flow of foreign visitors and promote the rich cultural heritage and traditions.
Veterans receive assistance worth UZS 45 million in first quarter
Nearly 3 million pensioners currently live in Uzbekistan. 16,000 of them are participants of the war of 1941-1945 and approximately 200,000 are veterans of the home front.
42th Mendeleyev Chemistry Olympiad ends in Tashkent
42th Mendeleyev International Chemistry Olympiad among schoolchildren ended in Tashkent on Sunday. Representatives of Uzbekistan won one gold, one silver and eight bronze medals, taking the first place in the team event. Teams from Uzbekistan, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Latvia, Estonia, Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria participated in the Olympiad.
Microfinancing problems considered at Legislative Chamber
The Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan held a meeting on the implementation of the Law “On microfinancing” by commercial banks, credit associations, microcredit organizations and pawnshops. The meeting, organized by the Committee for budget and economic reforms of the Legislative Chamber, was attended by heads of relevant ministries and agencies, commercial banks and microfinance institutions.
Development of prospective scientific research discussed at Senate
The Upper Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan held a round table on development of advanced research for building high intellectual potential of the society. It was organized by the Committee for science, education, culture and sports of the Senate jointly with the Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of higher and secondary special education.
Conference discusses development of seed production in Uzbekistan
A conference on problems of seed production in Uzbekistan was held by the Committee for agrarian, water and ecology issues of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis. Providing the agricultural sector with high-yield and high-quality seeds, conservation and efficient use of domestic and global gene pool, introduction of world experience, as well as improvement of the own seed base are a priority in development of agriculture in Uzbekistan, the forum participants said.