DAILY NEWS HERALD #42* Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan February 27, 2018

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President.. 1

On telephone conversation of Presidents of Uzbekistan and Turkey. 1

Investments. 1

In Zarbdor district of Jizzakh region, a new project is being implemented to produce 90 tons of chicken meat per month. 1

Export.. 2

Uzbek Textile in Paris. 2


Are Drugstores to Move to the Internet?. 2

International relationships. 3

Foreign Minister Meets New Ambassador of Brazil 3

Business of the Netherlands is interested in Uzbek agricultural sector 3

An international conference on Afghanistan “The Peace Process, Interaction towards Security, and Regional Cooperation”. 4

UN: Chilling Statistics. 4

XIII National Award “Oltin qalam”. 5

In the contest for the XIII National Award “Oltin qalam” (golden pencil) the nomination “For the best material of foreign journalists about Uzbekistan” is announced. 5


Visa regulations for some countries. 5



On telephone conversation of Presidents of Uzbekistan and Turkey

On February 26, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a telephone conversation with the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, sincerely congratulating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his birthday, emphasized his efforts and great contribution to the development of friendly relations and strategic partnership, strengthening of mutually beneficial cooperation between Uzbekistan and Turkey.

During the conversation, the heads of the two states noted with deep satisfaction that fruitful meetings and negotiations within the framework of the high-level visit to the Republic of Turkey in October 2017 created a solid basis for further development of multifaceted and mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation and gave it concrete practical content.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his sincere gratitude to President Shavkat Mirziyoyev for his congratulations and good wishes. He emphasized that in the person of the President of Uzbekistan he had found a true friend and like-minded person in comprehensive strengthening of Uzbek-Turkish cooperation.

The sides agreed to fully implement concrete arrangements reached and agreements signed following the historic visit, including major joint projects in trade, investment, banking, finance, transport, tourism and other important spheres.

It was noted that it is important to organize a regular meeting of the Intergovernmental Joint Commission on trade and economic cooperation in order to discuss issues of preparation for the upcoming visit of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the Republic of Uzbekistan and implementation of previous agreements.

During the conversation, the heads of the states considered in detail the prospects for further expansion of Uzbek-Turkish cooperation and exchanged views on current issues of the regional and international agenda.

At the end of the conversation, the heads of the states confirmed their readiness to comprehensively develop and strengthen the traditionally friendly ties and close cooperation between Uzbekistan and Turkey.

(Source: UzA)


In Zarbdor district of Jizzakh region, a new project is being implemented to produce 90 tons of chicken meat per month

Currently, three modern poultry farms, each of which is designed for 10 thousand birds, are growing 30 thousand broiler chickens. After the full implementation of the project, 7 farms will be used, which will allow to contain 70 thousand birds.

The project also provides for organizing the growing of feeds on the basis of the enterprise. To this end, the district hokimiyat allocated 162 hectares of land. At present, cultivation of corn and soybean is being established on these cultivated areas. Only this year 5 billion soums(currency rates of CB RU from 27.02.2018, 1$= 8171,64  soums) will be allocated for the project.

“At the enterprise all construction and installation works and equipment are strictly carried out according to plan, it is planned to provide work for 50 people,” says Sobir Yuldashev, manager of Zarbdor Parranda. “Plans include not only the increase in the production of poultry, but also engagement in other areas, organization of production of a wide range of food products.”

In addition, in the area this year it is planned to implement a number of projects for the production of fabrics and textiles, the development of livestock breeding, a number of promising projects in the production and service sector are being implemented.

In particular, the Zarbdor Universal Logistics Center with a project cost of $ 23 million is being built. The complex, built on 35 hectares of the area, will also include a 7 hectare greenhouse, a modern freezer designed to store 8,360 tons of fruit and vegetables. Additional convenience is the location of the center near the railway line, since 100% of its products are planned to be exported.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


Uzbek Textile in Paris

Representatives of the Uztekstilprom association and national designers have taken part in international exhibitions Texworld Paris and Premiere Vision.

International exhibitions are the most important meetings for representatives of the world textile and fashion industry and to enjoy considerable popularity among visitors.

Texworld Paris opens the spring-summer season with a palette of high-tech and combined fabrics in a variety of colors. Among the exhibitors, products were offered by world brands and less well-known companies. In addition to silk, cotton, denim and functional matters, the exhibition separately presents environmentally friendly fabrics of natural shades. Also at seminars and working meetings the topics of fashion trends, actual colors and retail trade are discussed.

Premiere Vision is the largest and most famous industry exhibition held in Paris since 1973. It is organized twice a year and unites the main areas of the industry in the form of thematic sections: yarn, fabrics, leather, design, accessories.

Each of the sections of the exhibition offers visitors information about trends and innovations in the sector, lectures and master classes from leading experts. Here you can find trendy things for the next season: from the color scale to the texture of fabric, yarn or accessories. The composition of the participants is impressive. For example, the direction of Fabrics is represented by more than 700 companies from France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, China and other countries.

According to the press service of the Uztekstilprom association, representatives of the textile industry of Uzbekistan at the exhibitions established direct contacts with potential importers and familiarized themselves with innovations in the industry. Thus, in order to present the industrial and investment potential of the republic, meetings were held with the organizers of Messe Frankfurt Paris and the exhibitors, during which issues of further cooperation were discussed.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


Are Drugstores to Move to the Internet?

By the end of the year, more than 2,000 social pharmacies will emerge in Uzbekistan, and an opportunity will be created to purchase medicines and medical supplies through online resources.

This follows from the decree of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on additional measures for the accelerated development of the pharmaceutical industry.

It is entrusted to organize social pharmacies, which will be located in district medical associations, multidisciplinary, urban and rural family polyclinics, as well as rural medical stations. The Ministry of Health is instructed to approve their dislocation before April 1, 2018.

The opening of 2,000 such pharmacies with low prices was fixed in the State Program for 2018.

Also by December 1, 2018, it was entrusted to create an information portal on the internet, as well as mobile applications. With their help it will be possible to determine the tonnage of pharmacies with the reflection as the main indicator of information about the availability of their licenses. However, the most important innovation from the introduction of these programs will be that they will allow purchasing real-time medicines and medical products, with the provision, as necessary, of appropriate pharmacies for the delivery of purchased medicines and medical products to the public.

The issue of the possibility of introducing a system of special labeling of medicines and medical products is under consideration. It automates the process of accounting and reporting, as well as the identification of medicines and medical products with the possibility of providing the necessary information about them.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

International relationships

Foreign Minister Meets New Ambassador of Brazil

The sides exchanged views on the activation of Uzbek-Brazilian ties, giving them more systematic character.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov held a conversation with the newly appointed Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Brazil Antonio Luis Espinola Salgado at his residence in Moscow, on February 27.

During the conversation that took place after the brief ceremony, proposals for further development of relations were considered.

The sides exchanged views on the activation of Uzbek-Brazilian ties, giving them more systematic character.

During the discussion of international and regional issues, the Brazilian side was informed of the agenda of the international conference on Afghanistan, convened on March 26-27, 2018 in Tashkent, "Peace process, cooperation in the sphere of security and regional cooperation".

(Source: UzReport.uz)

Business of the Netherlands is interested in Uzbek agricultural sector

About 50 representatives of more than 30 companies from the Netherlands are to take part in the 13th international agricultural exhibition “Agro World Uzbekistan 2018”, which is to be held in mid-March, 2018, Tashkent. Many of them intend to present their stands.

According to the embassies of Uzbekistan to Belgium and of the Netherlands to Uzbekistan, the majority of these companies are active in the horticultural sector, including greenhouses and the potato segment. Another part of the participating companies are dealing with livestock, in particular dairy and poultry.

The agro food sector is a priority area of the Uzbek-Dutch cooperation. As has been noted, the Netherlands together with the state structures of Uzbekistan, research institutes, private sector and with the support of international financial organisations can contribute to the further development of the horticultural and livestock sectors in Uzbekistan.

(Source: Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

An international conference on Afghanistan “The Peace Process, Interaction towards Security, and Regional Cooperation”

UN: Chilling Statistics

An international conference on Afghanistan, “The Peace Process, Interaction towards Security, and Regional Cooperation”, is due late March in Tashkent. The urgency of the meeting grows from one day to another, one may say. A telling testimony to this argument is a recent report by UN experts.

Nothing will help mirror the situation in Afghanistan better than statistics: in the year 2017 alone, a total of 3,438 residents from among peaceful citizens were killed in the country, coupled with 7,015 injured. The number of casualties compared to 2016 decreased by 9%, but the number of deaths from the hands of suicide bombers, as well as people who have been blown up by mines, increased. In 2017, air strikes of the international armed forces and the air force of Afghanistan grew in frequency and magnitude. The number of their victims compared to the previous year rose by 7 percent: 295 Afghans were killed and 336 were injured. The most terrible side of this situation is that the principal victims of the conflict are women and children. Last year, 359 women were killed and 865 injured in the country. The number of sufferers among children: 861 killed and 2,318 wounded.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, and the head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Tadamichi Yamamoto immediately reacted to the announcement of the figures.

Afghanistan’s civilians are killed daily: when they ride on a bus, pray in mosques, just pass by the building that was the object of the attack. People from year to year continue to live in dangerous conditions, but at the same time those responsible for the fact that people are dying and live in constant fear go unpunished, al-Hussein said in a statement.

“The chilling statistics in this report provide credible data about the war’s impact, but the figures alone cannot capture the appalling human suffering inflicted on ordinary people,” said UNAMA chief Yamamoto.

International experts agree that Tashkent, through effective diplomacy and practical strides, has been working towards plausible effects in ensuring peace in Afghanistan. Indicative of this have been the recent talks between Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and his colleagues in India and Pakistan as well as the President of Iran, when the negotiations focused on Afghanistan.

Obvious as it is, creation of a security belt around Uzbekistan is inconceivable without the settlement of the Afghan crisis and arrangement of post-conflict reconstruction. Tashkent has always been a supporter of a peaceful resolution through talks, and the year 2017 once again clearly underscored that aspiration. The relations between the two nations were afforded such dynamics last year that the bilateral meetings were far from episodic.

Thus, in Kabul, the Uzbek government delegation was received in early 2017 by the President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani, the head of the executive branch Abdullah Abdullah and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani. As a result of the meetings, the two sides elaborated and adopted a roadmap for the development of cooperation. Its implementation, according to forecasts of specialists, will make it possible to increase the bilateral turnover manifold in the coming years and bring it up to 1.5 billion US dollars. The effects of the talks did not make one to wait long; in fact, for the first eight months of 2017 the volume of mutual trade between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan grew by 21.8%.

The shared desire to enhance trade and economic ties resulted in agreements on organizing annual long-term supplies from Uzbekistan to Afghanistan of up to 300,000 tons of mineral fertilizers, two thousand units of agricultural machinery, 250,000 tons of wheat and other products in demand on the Afghan market. In addition, representatives of businesses concluded contracts for the supply of medicines and medical products, ambulances, food wheat, electrical appliances to Afghanistan.

The culmination of bilateral activity occurred in late 2017, when Uzbekistan was visited by Ashraf Ghani. That was the sixth meeting of the two heads of state for the year.

As a result of talks at the highest level, 20 documents were signed, as were more than 40 export contracts totaling over $ 500 million, an agreement was reached on establishing a commission on security issues, opening a consulate of Afghanistan in Termez, building a power transmission line and a railway in the Islamic Republic.

2018 also started in the same way. In February, the Uzbek-Afghan Joint Security Commission met in Tashkent for the first time and the Uzbek Foreign Minister held talks with the Senior National Security Adviser to the President of Afghanistan, Mohammad Haneef Atmar. Then, special significance was attached on the preparations for the international conference on Afghanistan scheduled for late March. One of its key outcomes should be the urge of participants to all groups of armed opposition in Afghanistan to cease all violence.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

XIII National Award “Oltin qalam”

In the contest for the XIII National Award “Oltin qalam” (golden pencil) the nomination “For the best material of foreign journalists about Uzbekistan” is announced

The Creative Union of Journalists alongside with the Center for the Retraining of Journalists of Uzbekistan announced a contest for the XIII National Journalism Award “Oltin Qalam” (Golden pen), its the results will be traditionally announced on May 3 - World Press Freedom Day.

In 2018, the incentive award “For the best material of foreign journalists about Uzbekistan” is included for the second time in the list of nominations.

Last year, Seamus Kearney, the author and narrator of the “Postcards” of the Euronews channel was recognized as winner in the nomination “For the best material of foreign journalists about Uzbekistan”. As well as the productive works of Caroline Charlotte Pink, an independent journalist (Great Britain), Lee Kyung-sek, editor-in-chief of “The Korea Post” (Republic of Korea), Sha Dati, accredited in Uzbekistan correspondent of the news agency “Xinhua” (China) was highly recognized.

(Source: Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)


Visa regulations for some countries

1. A bilateral visa-free regime has been established with Kyrgyzstan (up to 60 days), Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.

2. Since February 10, 2018, a visa-free regime has been introduced for 30 days period for citizens of 7 countries: Japan, Indonesia, Israel, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Turkey.

The visa-free regime applies to citizens of these countries, holders of all categories of passports (diplomatic, service and civil) planning to visit the Republic of Uzbekistan for up to 30 days, regardless of the purpose of their trip. In order to enter the country, a person must have a valid national passport or another substitute document used for travel to foreign countries.

The visa-free regime does not apply to stateless persons permanently residing in the territories of these countries.

Accordingly, the visa-free regime is valid for 30 days from the date of entry into Uzbekistan. Before the end of the 30-day visa-free stay period, a foreign citizen must leave the Republic of Uzbekistan. Exceeding the 30-day visa-free stay is recognized as violation of the Rules of stay of foreign citizens in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Accordingly, if it is necessary to stay in Uzbekistan for more than 30 days, a foreign citizen must obtain an entry visa to the Republic of Uzbekistan in accordance with the established procedure, corresponding to the purpose of his trip.

3. From February 10, 2018, simplified procedure for issuing tourist visas is introduced for citizens of 39 countries (list is given below), that implies getting visa within two working days, not counting the day of receiving documents, with the cancellation of the requirement to provide a tourist voucher or an inviting legal / physical person in the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Previously, the simplified procedure for issuing visas was available for citizens of Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, Latvia, France, Switzerland, Thailand, Czech Republic and Poland.

Tourists from these countries are given multiple-entry visas for up to 1 month, and representatives of the business community for up to 1 year, without requiring a tour voucher or an invitation from an inviting legal or physical person in Uzbekistan to the Uzbek Foreign Ministry. Visas are issued within 2 working days, not counting the day of receipt of documents.

4. A visa-free regime is established with China, Hungary and Tajikistan (up to 30 days), Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (up to 60 days), Brazil, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Estonia, Kuwait and Turkey (up to 90 days). Citizens of these countries who hold diplomatic passports and are accredited as employees of diplomatic missions or consular offices of their countries located on the territory of Uzbekistan, as well as members of their families have the right to enter and stay without visas for the entire period of work.

5. Uzbekistan and Japan issue visas without consular fees on the mutual basis.

The list of countries whose citizens can use simplified procedure for the issuing of tourist visas since February 10, 2018.

1. Republic of Albania

2. Andorra

3. Australia

4. Republic of Bulgaria

5. Bosnia and Herzegovina

6. Canada

7. People’s Republic of China (including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)

8. Republic of Croatia

9. Republic of Finland

10. Hungary

11. Republic of Greece

12. Kingdom of Denmark

13. Republic of Estonia

14. Republic of India

15. Ireland

16. Iceland

17. State of Kuwait

18. Republic of Lithuania

19. Liechtenstein

20. Luxembourg

21. Republic of Macedonia

22. Republic of Malta

23. Monaco

24. Montenegro

25. Kingdom of the Netherlands

26. New Zealand

27. Kingdom of Norway

28. Sultanate of Oman

29. Republic of Portugal

30. Romania

31. Republic of San Marino

32. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

33. Republic of Serbia

34. Slovak Republic

35. Republic of Slovenia

36. Kingdom of Sweden

37. United Arab Emirates

38. United States of America

39. Vatican

(Source: Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

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