DAILY NEWS HERALD #112 Public Relations and Mass Media Department of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan June 8, 2018

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The President departed for China. 1

Officially.. 1

Uzbekistan to issue soft loans for family businesses. 1

Investments. 2

NBU and Chinese Fund intend to jointly build "Samarkand city". 2

International relationships. 2

Uzbekistan – Poland political consultations. 2

Uzbekistan – Poland business forum in Tashkent 2

Society.. 3

Confidence in the President Steadily Growing. 3

Uzbekistan: The role of youth in countering terrorism and extremism.. 4



The President departed for China

On June 8, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev departed for the People’s Republic of China to attend the 18th meeting of the Council of Heads of States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, in the city of Qingdao.

The leaders of the SCO member states, which will meet for the first time with full participation of India and Pakistan, will discuss prospective areas of further improvement of the organization’s activities, regional security issues, expansion of economic and investment cooperation, intensification of interaction in transport and communication and other aspects of multilateral cooperation.

Following the meeting of the Heads of states, it is planned to adopt the Qingdao Declaration, sign a Cooperation Program in the fight against terrorism, separatism and extremism for 2019-2021, an Action Plan for 2018-2022 on implementation of provisions of the Treaty on long-term good-neighborliness, friendship and cooperation, Joint appeal to youth and other documents.

After an exchange of views, it is planned to adopt a decision on the presiding country in the organization in 2018-2019, to approve candidacies for the posts of the Secretary General and the Director of the Executive Committee of the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure for the next three years.

Within the framework of participation in the SCO Summit, the President of Uzbekistan will hold a number of bilateral meetings and negotiations.

(Source: UzA)


Uzbekistan to issue soft loans for family businesses

The Ministry of Finance in cooperation with insurance organizations will establish an insurance premium of not more than 1.5 percent and simplify the procedure.

The program "Every family - entrepreneur" is aimed at ensuring a radical improvement of people’s material conditions and overall life standards.

The main directions of the Program are:

- Support for entrepreneurial initiatives;

-Provision of preferential loans;

- Special trainings;

The amount of preferential credits:

- up to a hundredfold minimum wages - for the development of family entrepreneurship on the basis of the recommendation of the sector leaders on the social and economic development of the territories and gatherings of the citizens of the makhallas;

- up to 1000 times the minimum wage - registered in the established order small business subjects on the basis of guarantees of third parties, insurance policies, fund guarantees and other types of security provided by law;

- more than a thousand times the minimum wage - for investment projects of business entities on the basis of the types of security provided by law.

The Ministry of Finance in cooperation with insurance organizations will establish an insurance premium of not more than 1.5 percent and simplify the procedure.

The Central Bank in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice will develop a procedure for allocating loans within the framework of the "Every Family - Entrepreneur" program within a week.

(Source: UzReport.uz)


NBU and Chinese Fund intend to jointly build "Samarkand city"

The NBU was determined as the parent organization, which carries out the implementation of this project by co-financing with foreign investors.

On the eve of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit, which will be held on June 9-10 in China, the National Bank for Foreign Economic Activity of the Republic of Uzbekistan (NBU) and the Silk Road Fund (China) signed a Memorandum of understanding on the project of construction of the Samarkand city tourist zone.

The idea to create tourist zones belongs to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The NBU was determined as the parent organization, which carries out the implementation of this project by co-financing with foreign investors.

(Source: UzReport.uz)

International relationships

Uzbekistan – Poland political consultations

On June 7, 2018, the seventh round of political consultations of representatives of ministries of foreign affairs of Uzbekistan and Poland was held in Tashkent.

During the meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the delegation of the Republic of Poland, led by Deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Papierz, the current state and prospective directions for further development of bilateral relations in political, trade-economic, investment, cultural, humanitarian and other spheres were jointly analyzed.

The sides discussed issues of intensification of bilateral contacts at the highest level, expansion of interparliamentary exchanges, holding the next meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation in Warsaw.

As it was noted, by now a solid legal base of 41 documents has been created in Uzbekistan – Poland relations. The sides have accumulated significant positive experience of interaction between state and public structures, representatives of business, science and educational institutions, culture and art of Uzbekistan and Poland.

Special attention was paid to practical steps on increasing mutual trade and expanding investment cooperation. In this regard, it is important to include representatives of leading companies interested in establishing direct ties with Uzbek partners, scheduled business forums in Tashkent and Bukhara, to the Polish delegation. In this context, the Uzbek side supported the decision of the Polish side to open a representative office of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency in Tashkent.

Within the framework of consultations, a thorough exchange of views took place on international and regional issues of mutual interest.

The Ambassador of Poland Petr Ivashkevich took part in the negotiations. 

(Source: UzA)

Uzbekistan – Poland business forum in Tashkent

On 7 June 2018, a meeting with the delegation of the Republic of Poland led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrzej Papierz, as well as Uzbekistan – Poland business forum was held at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The Polish delegation included representatives of almost twenty companies operating in the fields of food industry, construction, medicine and biotechnology, engineering, electrical engineering, and agriculture.

Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan A.Ikramov noted that political, trade and economic ties between the two countries are becoming more active. He emphasized that this meeting will become an additional stimulus for development of cooperation, establishment of trade ties between the business circles of the two countries, attracting foreign investments with the aim of implementing joint projects.

In 2017, the trade turnover between the two countries amounted to almost 104.9 million USD. There are 25 enterprises with participation of Polish capital, including one company on processing of energy, textile and pharmaceutical waste, in Uzbekistan.

At the meeting, members of the delegation were informed in detail about the reforms implemented in the country, created opportunities, the country's investment attractiveness, as well as conditions for investors in free economic zones.

The guests highly appreciated the large-scale reforms carried out in Uzbekistan on development of various sectors of the economy, conditions and benefits for investors and entrepreneurs. They noted that this meeting and business forum will allow representatives of business circles of Uzbekistan and Poland to exchange views and experience.

During the business forum, the sides discussed issues of further strengthening cooperation, increasing the number of joint ventures, and implementing investment projects.

(Source: UzA)


Confidence in the President Steadily Growing

The Ijtimoiy Fikr Center for the Study of Public Opinion has reported of its sociological survey aimed at rating the people’s trust in the head of our state and determining the extent of support (or lack thereof) for his national and foreign policy.

The public opinion poll has showed that the absolute majority of citizens – 91.9% – highly appreciate Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s activity as the President of Uzbekistan. This indicator increased by 2.6% from October 2017 to May 2018. The Uzbek people support the main directions of the policy of reform in the political and socio-economic spheres. According to respondents, favorable conditions have been created under the leadership of Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the comprehensive and accelerated development of the state, for the welfare of citizens.

92.5% of the polled believe that the President’s policy course has fully met the expectations and aspirations of the population. According to interviewees, the measures taken by the head of state to improve the effectiveness of civil service, secure the rights and freedoms of citizens and the independence of the judiciary, to radically reform the national security system, the delivery of legal and organizational foundations for the development of dynamic entrepreneurship, for the introduction of innovative ideas and technologies, further improvement of normative guarantees of protection and mechanisms for preventing illegal interference in business activities, the development of tax and customs administration, of the banking and financial system, in transforming the agricultural sector and implementing a set of measures to further the social protection and expand the construction of social housing – all this meets the expectations of the population.

The survey results confirm the indisputable fact of nationwide support for foreign policy conducted under the leadership of the President. The majority of polling participants – 92.2% – believe that Uzbekistan has significantly strengthened its positions in the world community, has made significant achievements in addressing regional and international security issues, succeeded in fostering international economic cooperation, in building up mutually advantageous ties in the political, trade, economic, cultural, scientific and technical spheres with countries both near and far abroad.

 Representatives of various social strata of the population, men and women, youth, middle-aged and senior citizens, taking part in the sociological research, expressed their conviction that the reforms spearheaded by the head of state facilitate the improvement in all walks of life of the Uzbek society, and the changes taking place in the country are transforming the people’s lives for the better.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

Uzbekistan: The role of youth in countering terrorism and extremism

On June 11, an international conference on “The role of youth in preventing and countering violent extremism and radicalism that lead to terrorism” will be held in Tashkent.

The forum is organized by the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan jointly with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

The conference will be attended by representatives of such authoritative international organizations, as the UN, EU, OSCE, delegations and international experts from the USA, UK, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Latvia, Russia, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, as well as, senators, deputies, activists of the Youth Union of Uzbekistan, scientist and mass media workers.

Political-legal basis for countering violent extremism and radicalism that lead to terrorism among youth, issues of enhancing the role of youth in this process, strengthening cooperation between the state and civil society, preventing promotion of such phenomena through Internet and mass-media, strengthening cooperation of Central Asian countries in the fields of science, culture and sports in order to prevent youth from falling under the influence of terrorism and violent extremism will be discussed at the conference.

Views will be exchanged on the role of youth organizations in prevention of violent extremism and terrorism, comprehensive approach in the fight against factors that become the cause of terrorism among youth, organization of the International Association of Youth of countries of the region.

Within the framework of the conference, a dialogue with participation of representatives of religious confessions and national cultural centers on “Uzbekistan's experience in interethnic and interreligious relations” will be held in Samarkand, on June 12.

(Source: UzA)


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