DAILY NEWS HERALD #49 Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan March 9, 2018

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March 8 – International Women’s Day.. 1

With love and respect for a woman. 1


President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has arrived in Tajikistan. 1

Uzbekistan – Tajikistan: The traditionally good-neighborly ties between our countries and fraternal peoples are acquiring a new character today. 2


The Newcomer Think Tank. 3

International relationships. 4

Uzbek-Korean business forum.. 4


Uzbekistan – Tajikistan: Monument to two great poets. 4


March 8 – International Women’s Day

With love and respect for a woman

Spring and Woman... These days, when the spirit of awakening and renewal reigns throughout the country, we realize more deeply how consonant these concepts are, enhancing the best qualities, love of life, noble aspirations in us.

A solemn event was held in connection with March 8 – International Women’s Day, at Uzexpocenter, in Tashkent.

Women, talented girls from the Republic of Karakalpakstan, all regions and the city of Tashkent, who work effectively in all spheres of society for the benefit of the Motherland, as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Uzbekistan were invited to the event.

With love and respect for a woman

Participants of the event laid flowers to the Monument of Independence and Humanism, the monument to the Happy Mother, got acquainted with the sights of the capital.

At the solemn event, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev congratulated the country’s women on the holiday.

At present, women of Uzbekistan are conducting active political, social and scientific activities. Among them there are more than 500 doctors of science and academics, 15 Heroes of Uzbekistan, 17 senators, and 16 deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis. Women constitute more than 23 percent of the total number of deputies of local Kengashes and 45 percent of employees in various spheres and industries.

With love and respect for a woman

A set of measures on increasing socio-political activity of women, strengthening their role in the state and public governance, ensuring employment, wide attraction to entrepreneurial activity, further strengthening family is planned in the State Program on implementation of the Action Strategy on five priority areas of development of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021, in the Year of supporting active entrepreneurship, innovative ideas and technologies.

This year this holiday is held in a special way. A group of women was awarded honorary titles, orders and medals for outstanding services in strengthening family, educating the younger generation in the spirit of patriotism and fidelity to the ideas of independence, respect for national and universal values, preserving the rich centuries-old spiritual heritage of people, successful implementation of socio-economic reforms and improving the well-being of the population, for productive work in manufacturing industries, in entrepreneurship, science, education, healthcare, culture, art and other spheres of life of the country.

With love and respect for a woman

In addition, 28 girls – two from each region – were awarded the State Prize named after Zulfiya for their unique talent, initiative, success and special achievements in the spheres of education, science, literature, culture, art, sports and social activities.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev solemnly awarded high awards to laureates.

The event ended with a concert program with participation of art masters and young performers.

(Source: UzA)


President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has arrived in Tajikistan

On March 9, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in the Republic of Tajikistan at the invitation of President Emomali Rahmon.

President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon met the President of Uzbekistan at the international airport of Dushanbe.

This was reported by the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The national flag of Uzbekistan is raised in honor of the President of Uzbekistan, throughout the city. Thousands of Tajiks went out into the street, whose joyful faces testify that this visit is a long-awaited event for them.

Indeed, this is the first state visit of the President of Uzbekistan to Tajikistan in the history of bilateral relations. The sides consider these negotiations as an opportunity to raise the cooperation of the two countries to a qualitatively new level, to fill it with concrete content.

As previously reported, the state and prospects of development of bilateral cooperation in various spheres will be discussed during the high-level negotiations, regional and international issues of mutual interest will be considered.

It is planned to adopt historical documents aimed at developing cooperation in various spheres, creating amenities for citizens of the two countries.

Within the framework of the visit, a business forum and the National industrial exhibition of Uzbekistan, a concert with participation of art masters of the two countries will be held.

(Source: UzA)

Uzbekistan – Tajikistan: The traditionally good-neighborly ties between our countries and fraternal peoples are acquiring a new character today

A powerful impetus to this has been afforded by the political will and joint practical efforts of the two heads of state. During the last period, Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Emomali Rahmon met four times on the platforms of international and regional organizations. Telephone conversations were held on several occasions, during which the phased achievement of specific tasks to strengthen close cooperation for the benefit of the peoples of our countries was discussed, in the name of ensuring peace and stability in the region.

It is worth noting that there are positive results. Thus, in 2017, the trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan exceeded 230 million US dollars with a growth of more than 20%. To achieve this indicator, contacts between business circles of our two nations established during exhibitions and fairs of products of industrial enterprises and business forums in Dushanbe and Tashkent were instrumental. Events as such are held these days in the capital of Tajikistan.

Worth recalling that the trade between the two republics is carried out on free trade mode, without any withdrawals. Also important in this area is the Joint Uzbek-Tajik Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation, established in 2002, the latest meeting of which was held this January in Dushanbe.

Expounding on the prospects for cooperation on this front, it can be noted that the trade houses of Uzbek and Tajik major companies in the territories of the two republics opened last year will contribute to the development of ties, as will the creation of a bilateral business council. The members of this body are entrepreneurs, representatives of ministries, other agencies, government bodies and chambers of commerce and industry, and the first meeting of the council will be held as part of the forthcoming state visit of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Tajikistan.

A significant breakthrough in bilateral relations is also made in border issues. On 1 March, a total of nine checkpoints across the Uzbek-Tajik state border were opened with a festive ceremony.

Residents of the two countries, who were eagerly awaiting this event, can now easily make mutual trips through the Jartepa-Sarazm, Kushkent-Ura-Tube, Uchkurgan-Khavatag, Khavastabad-Zafarabad, Bekabad-Khashtyak, Pap-Navbunyod, Ravat-Ravot, Gulbahor-Ayvadj checkpoints and the Amuzang-Khoshadi railway one. Yesterday, March 7, the first passenger train on the route Kulyab-Moscow proceeded through the latter point.

This, of course, contributes to the further expansion of bilateral relations in all spheres, including cross-border cooperation. By the way, the first steps in this direction were made as early as August 29, 2017, when the delegation of Tursunzade district of Tajikistan took part in ceremonial events in Termez, timed to the Independence Day of Uzbekistan. And on September 9, representatives of the Surkhandarya region shared the joy of the residents of the neighboring country during the celebrations dedicated to the Independence Day in the city of Nau, Tursunzade district.

It is worth noting that 2017 was a breakthrough in the development of cultural and humanitarian areas. For the first time in 20 years, the Days of Culture of Uzbekistan in Tajikistan, as well as the Days of Culture of a neighboring country on our land, have been organized. The events signaled a triumph of friendship between the two peoples.

Concerts of popular pop singers of Uzbekistan in various cities of Tajikistan were repeatedly held, and tours of the Puppet Theater of Uzbekistan and performances of the Tashkent Circus troupe in Dushanbe were organized.

In a word, all of the above indicates that the development of bilateral cooperation will only increase, and new tasks and goals on the path of strengthening mutually beneficial cooperation will be determined during the upcoming state visit of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Tajikistan.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


The Newcomer Think Tank

Uzbekistan’s Center for Development Strategy has been included in the 2017 annual rating of the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report.

This is the most authoritative global rating of think tanks. The report is prepared in the framework of the Analytical Centers and Civil Society Program of the University of Pennsylvania (USA) to study the role of think tanks in governments and civil societies, and to increase their capacity and effectiveness around the world.

During the rating the activity of 7,815 think tanks for the last year was analyzed. The rating presents various nominations, which, in turn, are grouped into four main groups. The ranking is based on the results of a survey of more than 62 thousand authoritative experts, journalists, politicians and experts in the field of economic and political studies entered in the TACTSP Global Think Tank Database.

Based on the results of the rating, the Development Strategy Center of Uzbekistan entered the top 50 in the nomination “The Best New Think Tank in 2017” along with such influential institutions as the National Foundation for American Policy, the Chinese center “One Belt, One Road” and “Scientific Platform for Integration and Society in the Netherlands. In this nomination, the think tanks that were created over the last 24 months and are centers of excellence were considered.

As a rule, this list includes organizations whose activities are based on the development of concrete proposals for the successful implementation of reforms that allow the society to introduce concomitant changes in the socio-economic life of the country, as well as an energetic entry into the world arena.

Worth reminding that today the Center for Development Strategy operates in several areas. First of all, it is engaged in covering the implementation of the activities of the Strategy of Actions among the general public. It also promotes an open dialogue between the state and the population through various forums, conferences, public discussions and sociological surveys.

In addition, the CDS actively cooperates with international and foreign organizations, research, information and communication organizations, analytical and educational institutions.

The specialists of the Center regularly provide expert opinions on draft bills, prepare analytical reports within the framework of the Strategy for Action, and also submit proposals for drafting government programs by examining the opinion of the population and the best practices of foreign countries.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

International relationships

Uzbek-Korean business forum

On March 7, a business forum of representatives of business circles of Uzbekistan and South Korea was held at the Youth Creativity Palace in Tashkent within the framework of the visit of the delegation led by the Honorary Consul of the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Republic of Korea, CEO of Evergreen Motors Kim Chang-keon.

More than 300 representatives of ministries and departments, companies of the two countries responsible for such spheres as economy, investment, trade and industry, tourism, construction, logistics, engineering, ICT, energy, electrical engineering, agriculture, food, chemical and light industry, healthcare took part at the event organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with the Union of Youth of Uzbekistan and Tashkent City Khokimiyat.

The state visit of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Republic of Korea in November 2017, as well as intensification of contacts at various levels, opened a new page in development of bilateral relations.

At the business forum, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan Adham Ikramov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Uzbekistan Kwon Yong-woo and others noted that thanks to the agreements reached during the meetings of the heads of the two states, the trade, economic and investment cooperation of Uzbekistan and South Korea has risen to a new level.

Today, there are more than 460 enterprises with participation of South Korean capital and 75 representative offices of companies of the Republic of Korea, in Uzbekistan. The total volume of South Korean investments attracted to the economy of Uzbekistan exceeds $7 billion. It should be emphasized that Uzbekistan accounts for the largest part of the trade turnover between the Republic of Korea and the countries of Central Asia.

During the forum the guests were informed in detail about the conditions created for investors in Uzbekistan, in particular, the opportunities for free economic and small industrial zones, tax and customs privileges and preferences.

"Uzbekistan is an important trade partner of South Korea in Central Asia”, says Kim Chang-keon, CEO of Evergreen Motors. – Our mutually beneficial cooperation in trade, industry, tourism, as well as in the sphere of production of building materials, electrical engineering and many other areas is further developing and strengthening. Within the framework of the forum, we discussed the prospects for cooperation in the assembly of spare parts for Hyundai cars and processing of natural resources.

Within the framework of the forum, "business – to business" meetings and negotiations were also held.

(Source: UzA)


Uzbekistan – Tajikistan: Monument to two great poets

A monument to two outstanding representatives of Uzbek and Tajik literature – Alisher Navoi and Abdurakhman Jami is erected in Samarkand central park named after Alisher Navoi.

The sculptural composition of red granite, made in the sixties of the last century by famous sculptors H.Khusniddinkhujayev and V.Lunev, was previously located next to the former hotel “Afrosiyob”, from where it was later moved to another place.

Monument to two great poets

At the suggestion of the intelligentsia, artists and the public of Samarkand, a place was chosen for the monument in the central park named after Alisher Navoi.

Monument to two great poets

At the opening ceremony of the monument, the khokim of Samarkand region T.Djurayev noted that Uzbekistan and Tajikistan have long been linked by close ties of friendship and brotherhood, which will be further strengthened by the forthcoming state visit of the President of Uzbekistan to Tajikistan.

Monument to two great poets

Representatives of the regional khokimiyat, state and public organizations laid flowers to the monument. Students read excerpts from the works of the two great poets.

(Source: UzA)



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