DAILY NEWS HERALD #48 Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan March 7, 2018

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President.. 1

On the state visit of the President of Uzbekistan to Tajikistan. 1

President of Uzbekistan receives Minister of Finance of Russia. 1

Investments. 2

To Seek out Gold and Copper 2

Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of republic of Uzbekistan.. 2

Deputies considered draft laws that will serve the development of tourism, the judiciary system and strengthen international relations. 2

 

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On the state visit of the President of Uzbekistan to Tajikistan

On March 9-10, 2018, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will pay a state visit to Tajikistan at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. This was reported by the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

During the high-level negotiations, issues of development of bilateral political, trade-economic, investment, financial, transport-communication, tourism, cultural, humanitarian and interregional cooperation, simplification of mutual trips of citizens, regional and international problems of mutual interest will be discussed and considered.

Following the negotiations, it is planned to adopt a Joint Statement of the Presidents, to sign an Agreement on certain areas of Uzbek-Tajik State border, an Agreement on mutual trips of citizens – more than 25 documents aimed at developing and strengthening cooperation in various spheres.

Within the framework of a business forum and the national industrial exhibition of Uzbekistan, it is envisaged to conclude commercial contracts and agreements on cooperation in various sectors of the economy. It is also planned to hold a concert with participation of art masters of the two countries.

(Source: UzA)

President of Uzbekistan receives Minister of Finance of Russia

On March 6, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov, who arrived in Uzbekistan on a working visit for conducting bilateral interdepartmental consultations.

Warmly welcoming the guest, the Head of the state emphasized that regular meetings and contacts at the highest level, practical implementation of arrangements reached on their results and adopted agreements are contributing to consistent strengthening of bilateral relations of strategic partnership and alliance, as well as expansion of multifaceted cooperation, including in the financial sphere.

At present, the ministries of finance of the two countries have established close cooperation within the framework of the Memorandum of Cooperation signed during the state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Russian Federation last April.

Bilateral events are held at high and expert levels, an active exchange of experience and information is being carried out, joint programs and projects are being developed.

During the meeting, prospects for further expansion of cooperation in the financial sphere were considered.

Particular attention was paid to issues of attracting advanced Russian experience, technologies and knowledge in issues of modernization of financial, tax and customs authorities, budget planning, ensuring the balance of local budgets, implementing effective financial control mechanisms and other areas.

Possibilities of attracting financing for promotion of joint projects, as well as interaction in the sphere of training highly qualified specialists on the basis of leading specialized educational institutions of Russia were discussed.

The Minister of Finance of Russia expressed his deep gratitude to the Head of the state for the warm welcome and conveyed sincere greetings and best wishes on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.

Anton Siluanov confirmed the interest and readiness of the Russian side to develop and deepen the full-scale and mutually beneficial practical partnership between the two countries in the financial sphere.

(Source: UzA)

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To Seek out Gold and Copper

The Russian company Rosgeoperspektiva is expected to carry out geological exploration works to look for copper and gold reserved in the promising areas of Kazakhtau and Kazakhtau-1 in Navoi region of Uzbekistan.

Mistog company is designated as operator of the project. In the first year, the Russians plan to invest at least $ 3 million in the works.

Uzbekistan, for its part, can grant the Russian company the right to use these sites for five years, with a possible subsequent extension for the period necessary to complete the exploration and production operations.

In addition, the investor is entitled for an extensive list of benefits and preferences, including exemption from payment of all types of taxes and mandatory contributions to social funds, as well as from customs payments for five years.

The final terms of cooperation of the parties will be reflected in an agreement pending to be signed on geological prospecting.

Worth noting that Uzbekistan is among the world’s top ten nations in reserves and production of gold, uranium, copper, potassium salts, phosphorites and kaolin. 1,931 deposits have been discovered in the country, including 814 in building materials for various purposes, 235 in hydrocarbons, 152 in metals, 37 in mining, 32 in mining chemical, 30 in stone-colored raw materials and others.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of republic of Uzbekistan

Deputies considered draft laws that will serve the development of tourism, the judiciary system and strengthen international relations

At a regular meeting of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, deputies considered a number of draft laws aimed at ensuring the rule of law and further reforming the judicial legal system, introducing modern information and communication technologies in activities of the courts. In addition, the deputies focused on issues of the need for accelerated development of tourism industry, diversification and improvement of the quality of tourism services. The adoption of draft laws, according to parliamentarians, will serve to effective implementation of the Action Strategy.

Deputies discussed the draft law “On establishing the Day of housing and communal services workers of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, introduced by the Cabinet of Ministers.

At present, there are over 157 thousand employees working in the republic in the sphere of housing and communal services. Proceeding from the foregoing, in order to further improve the functioning efficiency of the public service sector, stimulating conscientious labor, the draft law proposes the date of the Ministry of Housing and Communal Services establishment – to announce April 18 as the Day of housing and communal services workers.

The deputies considered the draft Law “On ratification of the Ninth Additional Protocol to the Charter of the Universal Postal Union (Istanbul, October 6, 2016)”, in the first reading.

Uzbekistan has been a member of the Universal Postal Union since 1994, actively participates in its activities and makes a significant contribution to the development of international relations. The Charter of the Universal Postal Union is the main act of the Universal Postal Union. The amendments to the charter adopted by the Congress of the Universal Postal Union constitute an additional protocol. In order to realize the rights and duties of the Republic of Uzbekistan following from the Ninth Additional Protocol to the Charter of the Universal Postal Union, adopted at the XXVI Congress of the Universal Postal Union, it is necessary to conduct internal procedures for its implementation.

The adoption of the draft law will allow the country to realize the rights and obligations arising from the Charter of the Universal Postal Union, to protect and defend the interests in international organizations. In addition, it will promote the development of further cooperation with member countries of the Universal Postal Union, as well as qualitative, effective and safe postal services with the use of new technologies and standards.

The draft law “On Ratification of the Charter of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Baku, November 26, 2015)” was also considered in the first reading.

Its adoption, according to the legislators, will contribute to further development of international cooperation in these spheres, the wide promotion of Uzbekistan’s achievements in the cultural and humanitarian sphere, highlighting the country’s outstanding role in Islamic civilization, acquaintance with the ancient history and cultural heritage of the republic. In addition, with the entry into force of the charter, the full-scale activity of the Special ISESCO Chair at Tashkent Islamic University will be organized.

Deputies considered amendments introduced to the Article 356 of the Tax Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan. As the deputies note, the introduced additions will serve to stimulate the introduction of e-commerce infrastructure and increase the number of tourism entities providing services on online booking of tourism services and sale of tourism products via the Internet.

Within the framework of development of the draft law, editorial amendments were introduced for the second reading. The experience of such foreign countries as Russia, Belarus and Georgia has been restudied. Suggestions and recommendations of the parliamentary factions were also taken into account.

In their opinion, the adoption of this law will contribute to improving the quality and timeliness of services provided in this sphere, including by actively implementing IT technologies, reducing the price of tourism services, developing competition.

In the first reading, the deputies also considered the draft law “On introducing amendments and addenda to the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, which would significantly change the criminal procedure, expand accessibility of justice by introducing the video conferencing system into the process.

As international practice shows, videoconferencing is used in criminal proceedings for obtaining testimony that is more truthful and ensuring participation in the process of a person in prison. The introduced amendments will create more favorable conditions for realization of the right to judicial protection.

Taking into account the positions of factions of political parties, the deputies adopted these draft laws. At the meeting, other issues related to powers of the Legislative Chamber of the Parliament were also discussed.

(Source: Information Service of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

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