DAILY NEWS HERALD #76 Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan April 19, 2018

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President.. 1

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan received the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea  1

Officially.. 2

Jasur Akromov heads Committee on Religious Affairs. 2

Investments. 2

A wheat processing enterprise, Atiyaj-Gulzar, has been put into operation in the Takhiatash district of Karakalpakstan. 2

CENTRAL ASIA - THE PRIORITY OF FOREIGN POLICY OF UZBEKISTAN.. 2

Central Asia is a Region of Complex Plexus of Interests. 2

International relationships. 3

Meeting with Ambassador of Philippines. 3

International Conference on the theme «Strategy of action and strong social policy: international practice and experience of Uzbekistan». 4

Action Strategy and social policy through the eyes of experts. 4

Society.. 4

Total income of population of Uzbekistan reach 43.2 trillion soums in 1Q.. 4

 

president

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan received the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea

On April 18, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea Kang Kyung-wha. This was reported by the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Warmly welcoming the guest, the Head of the state noted with deep satisfaction the consistent strengthening of centuries-old ties of friendship and the dynamic development of strategic partnership between Uzbekistan and South Korea.

It was emphasized that the historic high-level visit to South Korea in November 2017 and important agreements reached on its results allowed the Uzbek-Korean mutually beneficial cooperation to be brought to a qualitatively new level, filling it with concrete practical content.

Today, the indicators of mutual trade are growing steadily. The volume of Korean investments in the economy of Uzbekistan has exceeded 7 billion dollars. New investment projects worth more than $5 billion are being worked out, including with companies such as Posco Daewoo, GS, Evergreen, Yang Guang and many others.

In February this year, Tashkent hosted the first joint intergovernmental meeting in a new format on the issues of trade and economic cooperation.

Joint programs aimed at introduction of advanced South Korean experience, knowledge and technologies in development of the healthcare system, preschool education, urban management, energy and other sectors of the economy and social sphere are being actively implemented.

Leading experts from the Republic of Korea are involved as consultants by ministries, departments and khokimiyats of Uzbekistan. Humanitarian, educational and tourist exchanges are expanding.

During the meeting, views were exchanged on prospects for further deepening the multifaceted cooperation between the two states, as well as current issues of international and regional policy.

It was emphasized that the Republic of Uzbekistan fully supports the policy implemented by the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in, on ensuring peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and in the region.

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan expressed his confidence that the planned meetings at the highest level will become important events in Uzbek-Korean relations and will ensure achievement of new breakthrough agreements. The Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed deep gratitude to the President of Uzbekistan for the warm welcome and conveyed sincere greetings and best wishes on behalf of the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in.

The Korean side highly appreciated the results of the International Conference on Afghanistan, which was held on the initiative of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, in Tashkent, in March this year, which will undoubtedly make an important contribution to ensuring stability and security in the region.

The Minister also expressed sincere gratitude to the President of Uzbekistan for the decision adopted on introducing a visa-free regime for South Korean citizens, which contributed to a significant increase in the tourist flow and expansion of business contacts.

Following the meeting, Kang Kyung-wha reaffirmed the readiness of the South Korean side to further strengthening the bilateral relations of strategic partnership and full-scale cooperation.

(Source:UzA )

Officially

Jasur Akromov heads Committee on Religious Affairs

Jasur Akromov has been appointed chairman of the Committee on Religious Affairs under the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan.

At this post, he replaced Ortikbek Yusupov.

Also, Muzaffar Komilov and Nuriyyomon Abulkhasan were appointed to the post of the deputy chairmen of the Committee.          

(Source: UzDaily.com)

investments

A wheat processing enterprise, Atiyaj-Gulzar, has been put into operation in the Takhiatash district of Karakalpakstan.

Outfitted with modern equipment, it daily processes 120 tons of grain, produces 90 tons of flour and 30 tons of bran.

Flour products packed in 25- and 50-kilogram bags under the trademarks Beshkala and Stella are delivered to all towns and districts of the Aral Sea area, as well as to shopping centers in Khorezm region.

“A loan for 7 billion soums (currency rates of CB RU from 19.04.2018, 1$= 8077,26 soums) provided by Asaka Bank was sent for the construction of the enterprise,” says Ozod Mustafoev, the head of Atiyaj-Gulzar LLC. “More than half of the employees of the new enterprise are young specialists. Our goal is to provide the population with quality products not inferior in quality to imported ones.”

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

CENTRAL ASIA - THE PRIORITY OF FOREIGN POLICY OF UZBEKISTAN

Central Asia is a Region of Complex Plexus of Interests

The security of the Central Asian region has been addressed in Moscow at a roundtable discussion with the participation of Uzbek and Russian analysts.

The format of the event was an academic conference, addressing the topic “Pressing issues of security in the Central Asian region and the strategy for their solution: the approaches of Russia and Uzbekistan”. The Uzbek delegation was headed by Vladimir Norov, Director of the Institute of Strategic and Interregional Studies (ISIRS) under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The Russian side was represented by Mikhail Fradkov, Director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS).

Opening the meeting, he noted that “Uzbekistan is the heart of Central Asia and has common borders with every country in the region where Russia has interests. We are planning to raise the level of Russian-Uzbek relations to a higher level. Our desire is to ensure stability and develop in the interests of our peoples in the conditions of security.”

In the opinion of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Uzbekistan to the Russian Federation, Bakhrom Ashrafkhanov, the importance of the topic of the conference is conditioned by the fact that Central Asia is not an isolated territory. “This is a region of a complex plexus of political and economic interests, almost all global factors and the situation in which can somehow influence the situation far beyond its borders," said the head of the diplomatic mission.”

The fact that Central Asia is the main priority of the foreign policy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and the main task facing the country is the creation of a zone of stability, peace and good-neighborliness around itself, recalled the ISIRS Director Vladimir Norov. Concerning security, all participants in the conference agreed that Uzbekistan is a powerful barrier to extremism.

“Uzbekistan has accumulated quite a lot of experience working with young people, the clergy,” stated Oksana Petrovskaya, head of the Center for European Studies at RISS, “and our task is to unite efforts in countering extremism.”

V. Norov: In 2017, the Center for the Study of Public Opinion conducted a study, according to which 72% of Uzbeks responded that Russia should be the main partner of Uzbekistan in the fight against religious extremism and terrorism.

During the conference, the sides exchanged views on the situation in Afghanistan and its impact on the development of the regional situation. In this regard, it was suggested that Russia and Uzbekistan should unite in the Afghan direction in order to help stabilize the situation. Developing this topic, Omar Mohammad Nessar, Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary Afghanistan, said: “Of course, Russia can establish relations with Uzbekistan and play an effective role in stabilizing the situation in Afghanistan, but from my point of view, it would probably be more interesting and more correct to expand this alliance , including not only Uzbekistan, but other countries of Central Asia, China and Iran, as these states also play an important role in Afghanistan.”

Participants noted the spirit of trust present at the conference. At the end of the meeting, Director of the Center for Central Asian and Afghan Studies at MGIMO Andrey Kazantsev said: “Today we had a very interesting meeting with representatives of ISIRS. One of the areas discussed, which is of great interest, is how we can coordinate the interests of the great powers working in the region. It's no secret that the Russian-American and American-Chinese contradictions are now quite large, which prevent them from effectively cooperating with the countries of the region and with each other in Central Asia. In this context, it is important to determine how this can all be coordinated with the interests of the Central Asian states themselves, as well as how the countries of the region, primarily Uzbekistan, increasing their authority in diplomacy and the system of international relations, will be able to build cooperation to prevent the negative impact of international conflicts on the situation in Central Asia. And for this enhanced coordination to resolve the situation in Afghanistan, as well.”

As a result of the conference, an agreement was reached on the participation of RISS experts in academic and practical events in Uzbekistan.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

International relationships

Meeting with Ambassador of Philippines

On April 19, 2018, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov received the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Philippines with the residence in Tehran, Wilfredo C.Santos.

After a brief ceremony of presenting credentials, Minister congratulated the Ambassador on his appointment to Uzbekistan and wished success on a high and responsible post.

During the conversation, the parties exchanged views on priority areas for further strengthening the Uzbekistan–Philippines dialogue in various spheres.

The sides noted their interest in strengthening bilateral cooperation and relations within the UN and other organizations.

In particular, the main attention was paid to issues of deepening cooperation in trade and economic and investment spheres, including practical aspects of implementing bilateral agreements in various fields.

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

International Conference on the theme «Strategy of action and strong social policy: international practice and experience of Uzbekistan»

Action Strategy and social policy through the eyes of experts

Federation of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan with participation of partner organizations will hold an international conference on “Action Strategy and strong social policy: international practice and Uzbekistan’s experience”, on April 24-26 2018. A briefing was organized at the National Press Center on the eve of this major international event.

The idea of holding this international conference is fully supported by the International Labour Organization, International Trade Union Confederation, Pan-European Regional Council of the International Trade Union Confederation, and the International Organization of Employers. Representatives of these authoritative international organizations and trade union centers of foreign states, diplomatic corps and heads of international organizations accredited in Uzbekistan, experts and scientists from more than 30 countries are expected to attend the conference.

The main goal of the international conference is to widely familiarize participants with systemic reforms, their positive results, implemented at the initiative of the President of Uzbekistan on the basis of the Action Strategy on five priority areas of development of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021. At the same time, prospects for further development of social partnership between trade union organizations, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other civil society institutions will be determined.

Within the framework of the forum, a visit of foreign participants to Samarkand, Bukhara and Tashkent regions is planned. Foreign experts will have an opportunity to see the results of a strong social policy in human interests, implemented in the country on the example of ordinary citizens’ lives.

The international conference will become an international platform for constructive discussion of proposals, opinions and experience of participants of the forum, directly involved in solving socio-labor problems. Holding a conference in this format demonstrates Uzbekistan’s openness to the international community, its readiness to study and implement international best practices.

(Source:UzA )

society

Total income of population of Uzbekistan reach 43.2 trillion soums in 1Q

According to preliminary data, the total volume of incomes of the population of Uzbekistan made up 43.2 trillion soums (currency rates of CB RU from 19.04.2018, 1$= 8077,26 soums) in January-March 2018 or 1.3 million soums per capita on average, the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said.

The committee said that the growth of total income of the population in real terms made up 10.6%, income per capita - 8.8% compared to the same period last year.

The average nominal aggregate incomes of the population per capita above the average republican level were registered in Tashkent – 3.31 million soums, in Navoi – 2.11 million soums, in Bukhara – 1.41 million soums and Tashkent region – 1.4 million soums.

The high real growth of total income per capita were registered in Khorezm region - 15.1%, in Samarkand region -14.4%, in Surkhandarya region – 13.7%, in Andijan region – 12.6%, in Namangan region -10.4% and in the Republic of Karakalpakstan – 9.8%.

A significant increase in total aggregate income of the population is mainly contributed by significant changes in income from work (income of employees and self-employment), which account for 59.6% of total revenues and 32.2% of revenues from transfers.

The income from labor activity has a significant weight in the structure of the aggregate income of the population. According to preliminary data for January-March 2018, the share of income from work in the structure of total income of the population was 59.6%, the nominal growth rate of income reached 17.1%. Such a significant share and growth rates during that period contributed to the growth of total aggregate income by about 11.6%.

In turn, income from work is formed from the income of employees and income from self-employment. In January-March 2018 incomes of wage earners increased by 18.3% and amounted to 37.0% of total aggregate income of the population. The largest nominal growth rate of incomes of employees were recorded in Tashkent (+ 23.0%), the Republic of Karakalpakstan (+ 21.9%), Andijan (+ 21.7%), Khorezm (+ 20.8% ), Navoi (+ 20.3%) and Jizzakh (+ 20.2%) regions.

The next main source of income from employment is income from self-employment. In January-March 2018, the nominal growth rate of incomes of the population from self-employment reached 15.2%.

In the total volume of aggregate incomes of the population, this source of income is significant and its share is 22.6%. The income from self-employment in its specific weight also has a significant impact on the total income of the population. With the growth of income from self-employment by 1%, the total amount of total income increases by 0.26%.

The share of income from self-employment in the regions varies - from 12.3% (in the city of Tashkent) to 30.9% (in the Tashkent region). One third (33.5%) of the income from self-employment comes from Tashkent (12.7%), Samarkand region (10.5%) and Tashkent region (10.3%).

Also one of the sources of income of the population is income from property. According to preliminary results, in January-March 2018, the population received 2.4 trillion soums of income from property. Nominal rates of their growth, compared with the corresponding period of 2017, made up 39.5%.

The share of property income in the total aggregate income of the population reached 5.6%. In turn, income from property consists of interest, dividends, royalties and other property income.

In the structure of the total incomes of the population, the share of income from small business has significant weight in the following regions: Surkhandarya - 51%, Jizzakh - 50.7%, Khorezm - 50.3%, Samarkand - 49.7%, Tashkent - 49.3% Namangan regions - 48.7% and Tashkent - 50.4%.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

 

 

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