DAILY NEWS HERALD # 120 Public Relations and Mass Media Department of the MFA June 21, 2018

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Officially.. 1

Sherzod Shermatov becomes Minister of Public Education of Uzbekistan. 1

investments. 1

Head of Ajlan & Bros Group visits Uzbekistan. 1

International relationships. 1

Meeting with ECO delegation. 1

Businessmen of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan meet in Termez. 1

System for training qualified personnel for textile industry develops. 2

Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of republic of Uzbekistan.. 3

Deputies discussed actual draft laws on reforming various spheres. 3

Society.. 5

Parents and Children. 5



Sherzod Shermatov becomes Minister of Public Education of Uzbekistan

A new Minister of Education of Uzbekistan has been appointed.

Sherzod Shermatov was appointed to the post of the Minister of Public Education of Uzbekistan. Prior to that, he worked as Deputy Minister of Innovative Development. Shermatov succeeded Ulugbek Inoyatov.

Sarvar Babakhodjayev was appointed to the post of Acting Deputy Minister of Education. Before that, he worked as the rector of Inha University in Tashkent.

Atabek Nazirov and Alisher Umarov, who were deputy ministers of innovative development, also became acting Deputy Ministers of Education.

(Source: UzDaily.com)


Head of Ajlan & Bros Group visits Uzbekistan

A delegation led by the head of Ajlan & Bros Group Sheikh Ajlan Ibn Muhammad Abdulaziz visited Andijan region.

During the visit, the delegation held talks with the leadership of Andijan region. The sides discussed issues of trade, economic and investment cooperation.

In particular, the participation of Ajlan & Bros Group in development of tourism in Andijan region, including cooperation in the provision of hotel services, was discussed.

The guests received information on investment potential of Andijan region and investment projects, offered to investors.

Sheikh Ajlan Ibn Muhammad Abdulaziz also got acquainted with construction sites and visited cotton fields in Jalalkuduk district.

The delegation also got acquainted with the potential of Samarkand and Bukhara regions.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

International relationships

Meeting with ECO delegation

On June 20, 2018, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov received the Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Halil Ibrahim Akca.

The sides discussed the state and prospects of development of cooperation between Uzbekistan and ECO, primarily in trade-economic, transport-communication and other spheres, exchanged views on practical aspects of strengthening regional cooperation.

The Minister also congratulated Hadi Soleimanpour, who attended the meeting, on his appointment to the post of Secretary General of ECO for a three-year term from August 2018.

(Source: Web-site of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

Businessmen of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan meet in Termez

The first round of dialogue between representatives of government agencies and the private sector of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was held at the center for training Afghan citizens under the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in Surkhandarya region.

The Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan A.Ikramov, the Minister for Foreign Trade J.Khodjayev, the khokim of Surkhandarya region E.Turdimov, the special representative of the President of Afghanistan for cooperation with the CIS countries Mohammad Shokir Korgan, Ambassador Eduards Stiprais, Head of the EU Delegation to Uzbekistan and others noted that friendship and cooperation between the two neighboring countries is developing at a new level.

Uzbekistan actively participates in implementation of major projects in the neighboring state. A training center for Afghan citizens is operating in Termez. The Trade House of Uzbekistan is organized in Kabul. Introduction of a simplified visa regime for citizens of Afghanistan also indicates an increasingly strengthened relationship based on good-neighborliness. Relations between representatives of business circles of the two countries are developing on the basis of equal partnership. Over the past few days, at the international business forum “Open South”, which was held in Termez, dedicated to presentation of investment, export and tourism potential of Surkhandarya region, over 70 Afghanistan’s entrepreneurs have concluded bilateral agreements.

Over five months of this year, the trade turnover between the two countries increased by 14 percent compared to the same period of the last year. In Surkhandarya region, favorable conditions are being created for Afghan businessmen in building and opening industrial enterprises, establishing services, which contributes to further development of mutual ties. The event was also attended by Afghan entrepreneurs who established their business in Termez.

At the event, a memorandum on organization of a Council of Businessmen in Uzbekistan was signed between the chambers of commerce and industry of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Business people of the two countries have concluded mutually beneficial agreements on establishing cooperation in many areas.

The guests visited the exhibition-sale of products of Uzbek commodity producers, organized in the export center “Termiz kargo”, as well as the historical monuments of Termez.

(Source: UzA)

System for training qualified personnel for textile industry develops

On June 19, “Uztuqimachiliksanoat” (Uzbekistan Textile Industry) Association organized a press conference at the National Press Center of Uzbekistan on “Development of a system for training qualified personnel for the textile and clothing-knitwear industries”.

The conference was attended by the leadership of the Association, specialists of the textile industry, heads and teachers of Tashkent Institute of Textile and Light Industry, representatives of the textile and clothing-knitwear industry, foreign companies and the mass media.

As reported by the Press Service of “Uztuqimachiliksanoat” Association, activities of the Association for the first half of 2018 were summed up at the event and issues of further development of the country’s textile and clothing-knitwear industry, development of a system for training qualified personnel for textile industry, introduction of innovative approaches in the training system and deepening scientific research were discussed.

Currently, there are 1,297 industrial enterprises in the system of “Uztuqimachiliksanoat” Association, of which 316 are enterprises of textile industry and 981 enterprises of sewing and knitting industry. Including 30 large enterprises, 1,267 enterprises of small and private business.

During the press conference, it was noted that the issue of personnel training in the industry plays a significant role in development of the industry. New technologies require a radical review of the educational process in educational institutions in order to boldly keep pace with the times. The enterprises of the sector are acutely aware of shortage of qualified personnel, in particular, technologists and designers in the textile industry. Many large enterprises have to invite foreign technologists from Turkey, China, and India, Pakistan, Greece. In addition, graduates of specialized educational institutions do not show sufficient initiative in deepening knowledge, development of skills.

In addition, in order to introduce innovative systems in the learning process, delegations from among teachers, post-graduate students and masters of the institute are sent to foreign countries, such as South Korea, China, Japan, Germany, France, Switzerland for improvement of professional skill of teaching staff of the Institute with the assistance of “Uztuqimachiliksanoat” Association and international partners.

International scientific institutes and employees of the Republic of Korea, Switzerland, China, France, Italy, Belgium, and others are widely involved in the process of training.

In addition, within the framework of the Knowledge Dissemination Program in conjunction with the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), since 2006 more than 100 textile industry specialists have been trained in the Republic of Korea, while over the same period, Uzbekistan was visited by more than 80 specialists from the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology and representatives of engineering companies of Korea, workshops were organized.

In addition, partnership was established with the Korea Federation of Textile Industries (KOFOTI). With the assistance of this organization, since 2009, 10 presentations of the current economic and investment potential of the light industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Republic of Korea were held, as well as enterprises of the country participated in 10 specialized exhibitions, held in Korea.

In accordance with the agreements reached during the stay of the delegation of “Uztuqimachiliksanoat” Association in France in February this year for participation in the International Exhibition “TexWorld Paris”, the first steps to cooperation were made, 14 representatives of the industry from May to June of this year were trained at the International Fashion Academy AICP, in Paris.

In cooperation with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, 15 specialists of the industry underwent training programs in various cities of China. Following the meeting of the leadership of the Association with the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Uzbekistan on June 15 this year, special emphasis was placed on further deepening cooperation in this direction, and following the meeting, the Chinese side assured that quotas for Uzbek specialists for retraining will be increased.

Following the meeting with the managers of Rieter AG company on May 15 this year, agreements were reached on implementation of the Joint Program for Training Technologists for Textile Industry. The Swiss company supported the project initiated by the Association. The head of Rieter Machines & Systems reported about the readiness to develop a special training program for young and talented engineers from Uzbekistan at the company’s plants in Switzerland, Germany, China, India and Uzbekistan. The Rieter academy, which started its activity in 2015 in Tashkent, provided a solid basis for training national technology personnel for the industry.

In addition, the issues of training personnel for the textile industry was also discussed with the Turkish company Dilmenler during the stay of the delegation of “Uztuqimachiliksanoat” Association in Istanbul in April 2018, as well as the Belgian company Picanol launched a project on establishment of a Training Center for preparation of technologists.

(Source: UzA)

Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of republic of Uzbekistan

Deputies discussed actual draft laws on reforming various spheres

On June 20, deputies considered a number of draft laws aimed at accelerating the social and economic reforms that are being implemented and are important at the current stage of the country's development, at a regular meeting of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis.

More than ten issues are on the agenda. Each of them has been preliminarily discussed at the meetings of political parties and deputy group from the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan with participation of representatives of ministries and agencies, civil society institutions.

Deputies began their work with consideration of the draft law providing for the introduction of amendments to the Civil Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

According to the additions, legal entities that provide services on renting cars and motor vehicles can conclude contracts with individuals for renting cars and motor vehicles in simple written form for up to thirty days.

In the opinion of the deputies, the adoption of this law will serve to enhance the tourism potential of the country and development of the tourism industry.

Positive changes in the education system are also the result of radical reforms carried out in recent years. The next draft law on the agenda is important because it creates the legislative basis for the reforms in the field of education. In particular, new directions in the education system are legislatively fixed.

This draft law provides for the mandatory 11 year system in general secondary and secondary special education, continuation of vocational education on a voluntary basis after 11 years of basic education, creation of favorable conditions for legal entities engaged in provision of non-state educational services, expansion of network of educational institutions, created on the basis of public-private partnership, improvement of the normative-legal acts and simplification of licensing activities in the sphere of private educational services, regulating this activity.

According to deputies, the adoption of the law will serve the legal support of reforms in the education system, further improvement of the sphere.

Deputies discussed the draft law "On Plant Quarantine" in a new version, in the second reading.

In the process of drafting the law for the second reading, serious attention was paid to implementation of ideas set forth in the decrees and resolutions of the President of the country regarding the improvement of this sphere.

Responsible committee at places held round table discussions and meetings on this draft law with specialists of the sphere, entrepreneurs, representatives of farmer enterprises, during which more than 100 proposals were received.

As deputies noted, the adoption of the law will serve to improve the mechanism of regulating relations in the field of plant quarantine, expand international cooperation, introduce modern foreign technologies and methods of work into the activity of the quarantine service. In addition, in the sphere of developing international trade relations, it will be possible to introduce concrete measures and norms on ensuring phytosanitary security, to promote the trade in plants and plant products – to prevent from harmful diseases of plants, insects and weeds. These measures should be followed by business entities involved in the import and export of products.

The draft law “On limitation of smoking hookahs and electronic cigarettes in public places”, introduced for the discussion of the lower house on the initiative of a group of deputies from the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan “Milliy Tiklanish”, was also considered at the second reading.

It was emphasized that this draft law is aimed at protecting health of citizens from harmful effects of smoking hookahs and electronic cigarettes, related social and other negative consequences, in particular, statement among youth of a healthy lifestyle, as well as creation of organizational and legal conditions for formation and approval of the atmosphere of the fight against smoking among the public of the country, as well as throughout the world.

During the discussion, representatives of factions of political parties noted that the adoption of the draft law would prevent the widespread use of smoking hookah and electronic cigarettes in public places, serve to prevent the spread of diseases associated with the risk of infection due to group smoking hookah and electronic cigarettes.

Deputies also adopted the Law “On establishing the Geologists Day of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.

At the meeting, other issues included in the powers of the Legislative Chamber of the Parliament were also considered.

Information Service of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan

(Source: UzA)


Parents and Children

The Ijtimoiy Fikr Center for the Study of Public Opinion has conducted a sociological survey “Parents and Children”. It sought to study the basic ideas and attitudes of Uzbeks related to the upbringing of the younger generation, as well as the problems in the relationship between parents and children.

Monitoring the public opinion showed that family and children, education and spiritual and moral development of children are the most significant values ​​in Uzbek society. The majority of respondents (67.5%) believe that the responsibility for children and their successful growth is borne by the family, and their nurturing is the primary job of parents, their most critical duty.

At the same time, in the opinion of every third respondent, parents and the government as well as educational institutions of the country jointly carry liability for fostering of children and youth. The government role in educating the younger generation, according to the polled, should be rounded up in the creation of effective mechanisms for the implementation of children’s right to access to all types of education, along with the creation of conditions conducive to the formation of a favorable environment in the society for the effective functioning of the institution of family.

The quizzed citizens see the main objective in the education of their children in raising them as honest, hard-working, decent members of society, patriots and defenders of their country, a reliable support for their parents.

The desire to give their children a good education and the investment in this is seen by parents as a kind of investment in their successful self-realization in the future. The poll revealed that the understanding in the society has increased that the success of the young generation depends on the comprehensive education and upbringing of children, starting from the preschool age.

Many respondents are concerned about the complication of the relationship between parents and teenage children. At this moment, all aspects of the adolescent’s personality undergo qualitative changes, so even in well-off families there are certain difficulties in communicating with the younger generation. Moreover, this is also because parents themselves often do not realize that their child has grown up and requires other relationships based on mutual trust, respect and growing equality. In the course of the survey, every second respondent with children of adolescence admitted that they had to face problems and difficulties in dealing with their teenagers.

According to the study, the main concerns of parents in raising teenagers lie in the relationship with their children, difficulties in establishing mutual understanding, the ability to negotiate, to find an approach to them. Almost every third respondent concerned about excessive material needs of adolescents, every tenth – school problems (absenteeism, poor performance and behavior), the negative influence of the street and peers.

Lately, parents began to worry about the internet addiction of children, that is, the obsessive desire of a teenager to be constantly in network communication. The survey revealed that adolescents with internet addiction are often quite marked with difficulties both in relationships with parents and teachers, and peers, which has a negative impact on their mental health and psychological condition.

According to parents, the most negative personal characteristics of today’s children is the growth in pragmatic motives in cultural and moral settings associated with unwillingness to grow up (17.8%), tolerance for violation of morality (17.4%), the increase in the number of offenses, (10.1%), insufficient legal culture (10.3%), a decrease in the authority of parents and adults (9.7%), and others.

The social research revealed that 53.7% of the respondents punish their children in case of disobedience or serious misconduct, only in single cases the parents (6.5%) try to explain themselves with the teenagers, to come to mutual understanding. Every tenth respondent admitted that they resorted to physical punishment of their children, and almost one in five said that they use force, but rarely. Parents who resort to methods of physical punishment of adolescents consider them to be an extreme measure and punish children only in those situations when other methods of influence do not work.

As the survey showed, parents physically punish children, mainly for bad behavior, disobedience (45.6%), 18.2% for hooliganism (thefts, fights), 7.6% for smoking, drinking alcohol, using narcotic drugs, 6.5% - for poor behavior and poor progress in school.

At the same time, it is important to note that most parents do not approve of the use of physical punishment of children as a method of educational influence. They believe that such ‘educational measures’ humiliate the dignity of the child and contribute to the formation of a negative attitude towards parents.

The survey showed that not all families have proper care and responsibility for the upbringing of their children. Almost one in five respondents admitted that their child misses school without good reason, and some schoolchildren (21.1%), mostly living in rural areas, missed classes to help their parents or earn money, 12.5% of adolescents missed training sessions in connection with family events.

Almost every third parent is not interested in how his child spends his free time, for what purposes he uses his mobile phone, explaining his position full trust to his children.

In the opinion of 42.8% of respondents, family problems related to the upbringing and education of children should not be solved authoritatively, but with equal participation of spouses. However, as demonstrated by the study, in fact the main burden for raising children is mainly on the mother. Almost every second respondent noted that in connection with the employment of fathers, due to the need to provide material support to the family, mothers spend more time with children (51.6%).

Free time plays an important role in the development of the adolescent’s personality, and the organization and characteristics of leisure activities are important indicators of the family atmosphere and relationships in the family. Judging by the results of the survey, modern children are experiencing an increase in educational, cultural, educational, sports and domestic activities, which affects the amount of free time. Thus, every fifth schoolchild, according to their parents, has almost no free time.

In their free time, adolescents go in for sports, learn foreign languages, visit music schools, creative circles, and spend more time reading academic, scientific and educational literature. At the same time, 31.4% of teenagers do not have any serious hobbies and activities. The survey showed that most often offenses are committed by those minors who systematically skip classes in educational institutions, do not have any constant hobbies or interests.

It should be noted that some parents (15.8%) are not aware of the problems of their children, because they do not pay due attention to their upbringing due to their employment at work or excessive indulgence to the shortcomings of their grown-up child.

As the sociological research has shown, the measures taken in the country aimed at educating the modern intellectually and spiritually developed generation, the formation of lasting immunity against children in different ideological threats, prevention of offenses among minors meet the expectations of parents, educators, the public and find support among the population of our country.

The overwhelming majority of citizens share the opinion that the diversified development of the young generation, its creative abilities, the formation of positive labor motivation, high business activity and tolerance, are a guarantee of prosperity of society and the well-being of future generations.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

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