INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 134 July 11, 2017

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POLITICS

On July 7-8, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Namangan region

On July 10, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev acquainted with the creative work carried out in Tashkent

OFFICIALLY

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a Resolution ‘On Urgent Measures to Secure the Provision of the Population with Major Types of Socially Important Foodstuffs’

Chairmanship of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation investments

The Statement by the Head of the Delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the 44th OIC CFM in Abidjan

International cooperation

On teleconference with representatives of the European Investment Bank

Theater

See You Next Season!

POLItiCs

On July 7-8, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Namangan region

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, on the second day of his trip to Namangan region, visited LLC “Merrymed Farm” in Namangan district.

In the years of independence, large-scale activities on further deepening economic reforms in the pharmaceutical sphere, introducing new and modernizing existing production facilities, creating favorable conditions for attracting foreign investment, expanding the range and increasing the production of competitive products in our country has been carrying out.

LLC “Merrymed Farm” is organized jointly with Chinese partners. Full cycle of production, including process of manufacturing, storage, delivery of production, logistics and marketing is adjusted at the enterprise. High-tech equipment is installed and quality management systems are introduced.

LLC “Merrymed Farm” produces more than 100 types of import substitution medicines related to 10 pharmacological groups.

The company is specialized in production of medicines from plant and synthetic raw materials. The volume of production at the enterprise has significantly increased in recent years due to the tax and customs privileges granted by the state. Production of tablets, capsules, ointments, galenic preparations, suspensions, infusions, injections and dry powders is established. About 300 people are employed at the enterprise.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with activities of the enterprise, examined samples of products, inquired about created conditions for employees. Information was provided on new projects of the enterprise.

For further development of the industry, it is necessary to master the advanced international experience, said the President of our country. Particular attention should be paid to production of high-qualitative medicines, increasing the volume of import substitution.

 

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Noble work is carried out at the initiative of the head of our state on raising the living standards of the older generation, supporting their participation in socio-political life of our country.

The Decree of the President of our country “On measures of further improving activities of the “Nuroniy” Foundation on social support of veterans of Uzbekistan” of December 28, 2016 contributes to expansion of the scale and increasing the effectiveness of activities carried out in this direction.

The head of our state got acquainted with a new building of the regional branch of the “Nuroniy” Foundation and “Nuroniylar maskani” complex.

Honoring elders, respecting and taking care of people of respectable age are the noble qualities of our people. In our country, special attention is paid to social support for the elderly, improving living conditions, strengthening their health, because success accompanies those who honor elders, said the head of our state.

A new administrative building and a chaikhana (teahouse) have been built in the regional office. All rooms of the office are equipped with modern furniture and computer technologies. Necessary conditions are created for working.

The President of our country got acquainted with conditions in “Nuroniylar maskani” complex, talked with aksakals (elders).

During the conversation, special attention was paid to issues of qualitative education of youth, improvement of primary educational system, formation of high reading culture among youth, and ensuring employment of the population.

The head of our state visited the park of recreation and culture named after Bobur, where he got acquainted with the activity of the Association of florists.

It is necessary to pay special attention to floriculture, comprehensively support the association by providing it with land areas, organizing departments of the association in each district of the region, attracting highly qualified florists, said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

The President of our country gave corresponding instructions on organization of a special faculty for teaching youth the secrets of floriculture, establishing even more active cooperation with the Academy of sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan in this direction.

 

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Namangan, like all the cities of our country, is becoming more beautiful year be year. Modern houses, infrastructure facilities, parks of culture and recreation are being built here.

The head of our state got acquainted with the ongoing activities on landscaping, improvement of infrastructure and reconstruction of Uychi street in the city of Namangan. Construction of 15 multi-storey buildings and more than 10 infrastructure facilities is continuing in this street. Last autumn, a modern building of children’s and youth sports school No. 2 was commissioned. All conditions are created in the complex, which has two closed sports halls and other facilities.

The President of our country gave instructions to responsible officials on completing the construction of multi-storey houses in the established time frame, creating necessary conditions for the residents.

Presentation of projects was held on construction of 8 seven-floor houses in Namangan on the basis of standard projects, the concept of electrification of railways in Fergana valley, construction of a new building of Namangan railway station, reconstruction of buildings of Namangan branches of the republican specialized centers of cardiology and endocrinology, providing them with qualified personnel and modern medical equipment, construction of a youth technopark in Kasansay district.

The head of our state noted that next year 18 multi-storey buildings will be built in the city of Namangan on the basis of model projects. The President noted the need for strict adherence to the principle of fairness in distribution of apartments in these houses.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the reconstructed building of the gallery of Namangan regional union of artists of the Academy of arts of Uzbekistan, and the exhibition that was organized here.

It is necessary to turn the gallery into a real center of enlightenment, to open here a “Master – student” school, which will continue national traditions, organize such galleries in all regions of the country, said the head of our state. It is necessary to create conditions so that youth could grow in the spirit of respect for the centuries-old traditions of national fine and applied art.

The President of our country also visited children’s and youth sports school No. 2 of the city of Namangan, where he talked with athletes engaged in artistic gymnastics and boxing.

Today the whole world admires representatives of the Uzbek school of boxing. Members of the national team of Uzbekistan proved their superiority at the summer Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro. Not only modern conditions, but also tireless work on oneself, a sense of patriotism and dedication are necessary in achieving such success. I wish you to achieve high achievements in big sport, said the head of our state.

The President of our country presented gifts to young athletes.

 

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The head of our state visited a citizens’ gathering of “Orzu” makhalla in the city of Namangan, where he got acquainted with activities of the citizens’ gathering, and service residence of a preventive officer.

In accordance with the decree of the First President of our country “On additional measures of expanding the scale of housing construction in rural areas” of August 3, 2009, 708 houses and a new building of citizens’ gathering were built in 2014-2016 on the basis of standard housing in the makhalla. There are a chaikhana (teahouse), shopping centers, a playground for playing mini-football, various attractions for children in the makhalla with the population of more than 6,3 thousand people.

There are separate rooms for the chairman, secretary and advisers of the makhalla, for the inspector in the building of citizens’ gathering. The library is provided with modern information and communication technologies, various literature. A service residence next to the building of the citizens’ gathering was built for the preventive officer this year.

In the process of ongoing reforms under the leadership of the President of our country, a new system of operational communication between internal affairs bodies is being created in all regions of Uzbekistan with the use of modern information technologies. The head of our state held a dialogue with employees of Khiva district department of internal affairs of Khorezm region through a video-conference in the office of the inspector of the citizens’ gathering of “Orzu” makhalla.

It is necessary to improve activities of preventive officers, increase their personal responsibility, analyze each committed crime. Providing inspectors with service residence and cars on the basis of concessional loans will serve to the most effective and close interaction of inspectors with each family in the makhalla, said the head of our state.

(Source: UzA )

On July 10, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev acquainted with the creative work carried out in Tashkent

Today huge construction activities are being implemented in Sergeli-6 massif of the capital. 66 seven-storey houses are being built here, which will be commissioned on the eve of the 26thanniversary of the independence of our country. Due to this, more than 2,5 thousand families will be provided with new houses.

On July 10, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev inspected the construction of these houses.

Large-scale constructive and prosperous activities carried out in all cities and villages of our country serve to ensure the vital interests of our people. In accordance with the decree of the head of our state “On measures of implementation of the Program on construction and reconstruction of affordable apartment buildings in the cities for 2017-2020”, of November 22, 2016, consistent work is carried out in this direction.

Houses that are built according to this decree, helps to provide the population, including young families and citizens in need of houses, with modern, comfortable and affordable apartments.

According to the decree, it is planned to build 945 multi-storey houses in the period of 2017-2020 in the cities of our country, including 191 high-rise buildings in 2017. 102 of them are being built in the city of Tashkent.

In Sergeli district, construction activities are conducted on three sites. Keys from apartments in 66 seven-storey houses of Sergeli-6 massif will be handed over to the owners on the eve of the 26thanniversary of independence of our country. Activities on the remaining sites, where 36 multi-storey houses are being built, have also begun.

The houses are being built using modern building materials of domestic production. In addition to houses, it is planned to build schools, pre-school educational institutions, recreation areas, polyclinics, playgrounds, car parks and other objects of infrastructure.

The President of our country visited one of the houses under construction, got acquainted with conditions created in it.

A modern system on housing provision of the population has been formed in our country, said the head of our state. This important system is designed to realize the long-awaited dreams of people. We could not achieve such results not responding to people’s requests in time.

The head of our state noted that it is necessary to once again critically review activities that are being held in the sphere, expand the created amenities for people’s lives, pay serious attention to every aspect of this issue.

Attention was paid to issues of strengthening the material and technical base and human resources of construction organizations, planting trees and flowers in the territory, developing culture of urban development. Instructions were given on expanding the outlook and increasing responsibility of new settlers, creating workplaces for women and youth.

Presentation of long-term plans on comprehensive development of Sergeli district was held.

 

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President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with construction of the metro in Sergeli district.

Metro favorably differs from other types of public transport with its convenience, safety and speed. The first metro line, laid in Tashkent in 1977, had a length of 12,2 kilometers and consisted of 9 stations. Chilanzar, Uzbekistan and Yunusabad lines were laid during the development of Tashkent Metro. The total length of lines with 29 stations reached 39 kilometers.

As experts note, construction of the metro in Sergeli district is fraught with a number of difficulties. Therefore, the metro line will be laid above the ground, over the overpasses. 6 stations will be built along the Sergeli line, which will begin from “Olmazor” station of Chilanzar line.

It is planned to allocate 170,1 million dollars for the implementation of this project in 2017-2020. This 7,1 kilometer construction is expected to serve over 14 million passengers per year. The metro line that is being built on the basis of advanced engineering solutions, will pass through Choshtepa makhalla with the final station on Maghrib street in Sputnik massif of Sergeli district.

It was noted that it is necessary to pay attention to the effective use of various types of equipment when building a metro, geological research is also of great importance.

The head of our state noted the need for greening the street with several rows of trees and flowers, which will pass along the line of the aboveground metro.

The President of our country was also provided with information on the progress of construction activities in Yunusabad line of Tashkent Metro. These days, activities are underway on pouring the foundation of “Turkiston” station of this line, the construction of which is scheduled to be completed in 2017-2019.

The design of new metro stations, construction materials that will be used in their decoration, as well as sketches of interior design were demonstrated.

The President of our country emphasized that stations should be wide and bright. It is necessary to conduct a competition among young designers.

 

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President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev got acquainted with the project on construction of an overpass in Kipchok street of Sergeli district.

It is planned to build a bridge with a length of 1011 and a width of 28 meters at the intersection of Kipchok street with the railway. In this regard, Kipchok street is being expanded. As a result of construction of the overpass, the street will connect Tashkent ring road with a new bypass road in Sergeli district, convenience will be created for the traffic movement.

A new special equipment designed for landscaping was demonstrated here for the head of our state.

(Source: UzA)

OFFICIALLY

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a Resolution ‘On Urgent Measures to Secure the Provision of the Population with Major Types of Socially Important Foodstuffs’

The document assigns the Central Bank with taking effective measures to ensure constant monitoring of the liquidity of commercial banks, timely sustain uninterrupted payments of business entities, including tax and other mandatory payments to the state budget, taking into account an increase in the authorized capitals of commercial banks by $500 million.

The resolution says that the Central Bank should intensify and flexibly apply monetary policy instruments, including operations on management of short-term liquidity and rates of mandatory reserve requirements, as well as strengthen supervision over observance of economic law by commercial banks.

As recommended by the head of state, the regulator will team up with the Association of Banks of Uzbekistan and commercial banks to develop a set of additional measures on the further introduction of modern payment technologies and promotion of the use of bank plastic cards.

The State Tax Committee was assigned to develop jointly with commercial banks and submit for approval to the Cabinet of Ministers a complex of additional measures on reduction of the non-bank cash turnover, also by ensuring the completeness and timeliness of the collection of trade revenues by business entities, and preventing its concealment through regular supervisory audits.

The access of business entities to credits of commercial banks will be expanded, and the terms of their obtaining will be alleviated through financial support to business entities in the production of industrial, food and agricultural products, as well as through state social programs, in the form of compensation for part of interest costs and guarantees on commercial loans of banks. For this purpose, it is planned to establish the State Fund for Support of Business Development.

The State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan, jointly with the Ministry of Economy, Central Bank and other ministries and departments concerned, will introduce, as of January 1, 2018, a streamlined methodology of monitoring and calculation of the inflation rate, with an eye to the methods of selecting goods and services in accordance with international standards.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

Chairmanship of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation investments

The Statement by the Head of the Delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the 44th OIC CFM in Abidjan

Your Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Distinguished participants,

By the help of Allah we would continue our work, and now please allow me to deliver my statement.

First of all, allow me to convey to esteemed participants of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers the words of greetings and respect on behalf of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan H.E. Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoev and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan H.E. Mr. Abdulaziz Kamilov.

Today, when Uzbekistan's Chairmanship of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers has come to an end, I would like to share with you what has been done since our Chairmanship began, in terms of the tasks that we set in front of ourselves and the priorities which we have focused our efforts on, as well as the achievements that we have reached all together.

As was underscored in the Statement of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan H.E. Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoev at the Opening Ceremony of the 43rd Session of the OIC CFM held in Tashkent in October 2016, the slogan of our presidency has been chosen as: «The education and enlightenment – path to peace and creativity».

As it has been stated on many occasions, our chairmanship under this slogan was aimed at strengthening the leading role of the OIC in promoting mutually beneficial cooperation among the Member States in political, economic, social, cultural, educational, scientific and other areas.

The development of events on the international arena, increase of threats of terrorism and extremism, expansion of zones of conflicts and confrontations as never before reiterate now the urgency and significance of the issues of spirituality and enlightenment, upbringing of youth in the spirit of such true values of our sacred religion of Islam as tolerance, generosity, humanness, mutual respect and accord.

Today it’s particularly important to strengthen our efforts to prevent the Islamic nations from falling into the hands of extremists and radical groups which try to mislead people, dismantle the past achievements and destroy the social, ethnic and religious balance.

Based on these views and approaches, Uzbekistan has participated at the recent Arab Islamic American Summit held in Riyadh and fully supported the establishment of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology.

As the Organization, we must continue to do our part of work to contribute to dialogue, stability and upholding the values that unite us.

 

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

During our presidency 22 Islamic and international events were organized, which have tangibly enriched both the agenda and activity of the OIC. In particular, 4 ministerial visits, 3 sessions of the Executive Council, 15 sessions in Jeddah, New York, Geneva and Brussels, as well as the whole number of conferences and meetings took place.

One of the strategic goals of our Chairmanship has been to support our brotherly nation of Palestine to establish their own independent state on the Palestinian territory within the border of 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital. We have actively promoted the Palestinian cause in a number of international fora. In particular, during our chairmanship an Extraordinary Meeting of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 19 January 2017. It reaffirmed the centrality of the cause of Palestine for the OIC and recalled all relevant resolutions adopted by the OIC, the UN General Assembly and Security Council.

We have been paying particular attention also to the issue of Rohingya Muslim Minority in Myanmar and participated at a number of OIC high level meetings in Kuala Lumpur, New York, Geneva and Brussels. The meetings expressed grave concern at the recent eruption of violence in northern Rakhine that resulted in the loss of innocent lives and displaced tens of thousands of Rohingya people, and called upon the Government of Myanmar to take decisive steps to restore calm in the affected areas.

 

Esteemed colleagues,

As you see, the problem of Islamophobia has further deteriorated since the 43rd session of the CFM. During the past period, the world witnessed a number of attacks on Muslims, both individuals and communities, in different areas. Moreover, this negative phenomenon started to be institutionalized in the sectors of law, politics, education and employment of some countries.

These trends showed once again the necessity of promoting the genuine values of Islam and strengthen solidarity among the OIC countries.

We supported the 11th Session of the Islamic Conference of Information Ministers of the OIC Member States which was held in Jeddah on 21 December 2016. It has affirmed the importance of countering the fierce campaign waged on Islam and Muslim communities, stressed that addressing the issue of Islamophobia starts with presenting the truth about the magnanimous religion of Islam to foreign interlocutors in a thoughtful and effective manner, called the importance of cooperation among Member States in developing media mechanisms to fight terrorism, condemning all manifestations of violence, extremism, fanaticism and terrorism which distort the noble messages of human cultures.

We also welcomed the proposal by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to convene the 1st Session of the Ministerial Conference on the Marriage and Family Institution’s Empowerment and Value Preservation in Member States in 8-9 February 2017 in Jeddah. This forum certainly helped in developing general framework for cooperation and coordination among the OIC organs active in the field of women empowerment and capacity-building, and endeavoring to create special structures and departments within those organs that would be dedicated to family issues.

The conference also emphasized the need for Member States to urge the family to assume its responsibilities towards children and youth by enshrining the principles of moderation and protecting them from deviance and terrorists ideologies, propagate the spirit of love, peace and fighting hatred, has ensured that they grow into useful people for themselves, their societies, and rest of the world.

We participated at the workshop organized by the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah on 8-10 November 2016. This workshop was aimed to prepare a comprehensive OIC media strategy until 2025 based on a concept paper prepared by the Information Department for a contemporary media strategy that includes clear programs and intensified campaigns to provide a true, fair and objective picture of Islam and issues and matters pertaining to Muslims in various parts of the world.

Building bridges and encouraging consultations among the followers of different schools of thought and strengthening initiatives relating to OIC and non-OIC countries and projects for inter-civilizational dialogue are among the essential elements of the ‘OIC-2025 Vision’. Therefore, promoting intercultural and interfaith dialogue remains a priority for the OIC, since the organization’s Program of Action for 2016-2025 continues to recognize intercultural dialogue as an effective tool for combating extremism and intolerance that impede development of the culture of peace and understanding.

We supported continuation of our cooperation in the framework of the OIC-Computer Emergency Response Team as well as the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations to develop the OIC activities and programs in this regard.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

In order to strengthen cooperation and unite efforts in combating terrorism in all its forms and manifestations in OIC Member states and the world at large whilst respecting the principles of human rights and ensuring justice, we chaired the following important OIC events:

-the meeting of the OIC Executive Committee to denounce the launching of a ballistic missile towards Makkah by Houthis and Saleh in a flagrant disregard of the sanctity and holiness of Makkah for all Muslims on 5 November 2016 in Jeddah;

-the 2nd Emergency Ministerial meeting upon the recommendation of the Executive Committee where all Muslim countries expressed their displeasure, regret and concern by the reckless behaviors of Houthis and Saleh, notably the launch of a ballistic missile towards Makkah, considered as an infringement on the Islamic Ummah as a whole. The meeting was held on 17 November 2016 in Makkah;

-the 2nd Meeting of Legal Experts to Revisit the OIC Convention on Combating International Terrorism on 13 February 2017 in Jeddah;

-the meeting of the intergovernmental expert group on reviewing and updating the rules and procedures of OIC CFM on 4-15 March 2017 in Jeddah;

-the meeting of the Inter-Government Expert Group assigned to review the Charter that would govern cooperation between the General Secretariat and the civil society institutions on 28 March 2017 in Jeddah;

-the meeting of the Intergovernmental group of experts to review the draft statutes of “Endowment Fund of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy” on 12-13 April 2017 in Jeddah;

-the meeting on the establishment of the OIC Contact Group on Peace and Conflict Resolution on 17 April 2017 in Jeddah.

The OIC Executive Committee held an emergency meeting at the ministerial level on 22 December 2016 at the request of the State of Kuwait to discuss the situation in Syria in light of the tragic developments in Aleppo. The meeting came within the framework of the OIC’s continued efforts since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis to end the killing and the genocide and find a peaceful political settlement to the crisis in Syria on the basis of the Geneva I Communiqué and the UN-sponsored political process.

Uzbekistan participated in a Senior Officials meeting that was organized in this framework in cooperation with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on 18 December 2016 in Jeddah. This meeting brought together high officials from major donors and representatives of the main humanitarian actors in Yemen.

We highly appreciate the OIC Election Observers’ visit to Uzbekistan to monitor the presidential elections as well as their participation in various elections in Kyrgyzstan, Gambia, Jordan, Gabon, Turkmenistan, Algeria and Palestine.

During the Chairmanship Uzbekistan participated in 10th and 11th Regular Sessions of the OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) in Jeddah on 27 November – 1 December 2016 and 7–11 May 2017. We are grateful to the Commission for taking all measures to ensure respect for human rights for all, and the rule of law at the national and international levels. In fact the Republic of Uzbekistan focuses on protecting the rights of vulnerable groups – women, children, elderly, disabled persons, etc. In this regards, Uzbekistan advances Uzbekistan Human Rights Centers Chairman Professor Akmal Saidov as candidate from Asian Group to the OIC IPHRC for a term of three (3) years, starting from February 2018.

We hope that Member States will support our candidature.

As it has been stated in many occasions, our primary goal during the Chairmanship was to strengthen the enlightenment and education among Muslim Ummah. We believe that our future requires continuation of considerable amount of work and colossal effort in this direction.

Research and study of the spiritual heritage of the outstanding thinker of Islamic world and great muhaddith Imam Muḥammad ibn Ismail al-Bukhariy, broad dissemination, especially among the youth, of the ideas, which call for kindness and moral perfection, advancement and coordination of scientific activity of the scientists from the OIC Member States, as well as establishment and development of scientific practical links among the state, public and charity organizations, today becomes great importance.

Establishment of the Imam al-Bukhariy International Scientific Research Center in Samarkand is extremely needed to stir up the study and propagate the multifaceted religious and spiritual heritage of great ancestors of the Muslim peoples as well as for careful treatment and preserving the universal Islamic heritage, dissemination of knowledge about Islam as a religion, which professes peace, stability, confessional and interethnic accord, friendship and good neighborliness, mutual respect and cooperation.

Expressing gratitude to the State of Kuwait, the Republic of Turkey, the Islamic Development Bank Group, the Research Center for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA) and the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Center for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), in this light, we kindly request the Member States to support this Center.

It is well known that the Tashkent Islamic University becomes one of the leading educational institutions of the Central Asia for training of qualified theologians and religious scholars. It promotes knowledge about the true values of Islam, which is of a great importance in countering the radicalization, extremism and Islamophobia.

In this regard, we kindly call on the OIC Member States to support the establishment of the Special Chair of ISESCO at the Tashkent Islamic University that intended to study the history and current state of education, science and culture in the Muslim world, and teach them to students at in-depth special courses.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thank you again for close collaboration, particularly Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, and others throughout this period of our chairmanship.

I would like to thank the OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen for his close cooperation with Uzbekistan. We have witnessed his unparalleled dedication and personal commitment to the values and goals of the Organization. His efforts to raise the profile and effectiveness of this Organization are exemplary.

We believe that the Uzbekistan’s chairmanship would not achieve these results without direct engagement, participation and support of the OIC General Secretariat and delegations of our brotherly Member States. So, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all of you for your attention and partnership.

I am delighted to pass the truthful congratulations of the people and Government of Uzbekistan to Cote d’Ivoire on the occasion of this significant political event and I convey my best wishes for a successful and productive Chairmanship.

In the spirit of the slogan of this meeting, I certainly believe that Cote d’Ivoire will succeed in promoting “Youth, Peace and Development in a World of Solidarity”.

I wish all the success to Foreign Minister His Excellency Mr. Marcel Amon Tanoh and his team.

 

Thank you very much for your kind attention. 

 

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

 

International cooperation

On teleconference with representatives of the European Investment Bank

On July 10, 2017, teleconference with representatives of the European Investment Bank (EIB) with the participation of experts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Justice, the State Committee for Investments, the General Prosecutor's Office, the Center for Coordination and Development of the Securities Market, Department on the Struggle against tax, currency crimes and legalization of criminal incomes under the General Prosecutor’s Office was held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

During the event the experts considered the framework agreement on EIB activities in the territory of Uzbekistan.

As a result, of the discussion, the parties reached an agreement on intensifying the work on the procedure for the internal concordance of the draft of the above-mentioned agreement and preparing it for signing.

The parties also agreed to hold another round of negotiations on the draft of the agreement in the near future.

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

Theater

See You Next Season!

The Alisher Navoi State Academic Grand Theater of Opera and Ballet had no empty seats at the evening on the occasion of the closing of the 87th theatrical season. What was attractive for the viewer on that day?

In the first department, audience’s attention was attracted by evening of classical choreography and Uzbek national dance performed by the soloists of the ballet and "Tumor" ensemble. It was established in 2011 by Charos Jurabayeva, and its performances enjoy constant success. Since 2017 the ensemble has been working in the theater staff, participating in dance scenes. The repertoire includes Uzbek national dances and dances of the peoples of the world, directed by Charos Jurabayeva and Honored Artist of Uzbekistan and Karakalpakstan Nagarkhan Nazarova.

The success of the Tumor ensemble on the stage of State Academic Bolshoi Theater n.a. A. Navoi on the day of closing season was promoted not only by the high technique of performance of artists, but also by modern scenography and bright national costumes by dancers. Throughout the scene stretched a colorful panel on which you could see the spring mountain landscape of the brush of the great Uzbek artist Ural Tansykbaev. The audience, who applauded the soloists after each appearance on stage, had an impression of being not in the hall, but at the foot of the Tien Shan mountains - in the bosom of the rich nature of the region, which gave birth to such beautiful, flexible naiad girls who, with the magic of dance, managed to entice spectators into the land of dreams and Unrealizable dreams. With a special enthusiasm the audience received a passionate duet from the ballet "Carmen Suite" (J. Bizet - R. Schedrin) performed by the Honored Artist of Uzbekistan Tamilla Mukhamedova and Zamira Fazlutova and full of magic and romance "Adagio" from the ballet "The Nutcracker" by Tchaikovsky with the main performers - Olga Sabirova and Timur Shangariev.

The first department was just a prelude to the surprise, which the theater staff prepared in the second department. Fans of classical ballet came from whole families to see P.I. Tchaikovsky's ballet "Francesca da Rimini", and waited impatiently for the opening of the curtain. For a long time he is a poetic hymn of eternal love. The ballet is based on the world-famous work - the symphonic fantasy "Francesca da Rimini" by P.I. Tchaikovsky, based on the plot from the "Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri of the Italian Renaissance.

The real story of the noble Italian lady Francesca da Rimini was popular during the Renaissance, and after the presentation of her Dante became one of the eternal subjects of literature and art. For the first time the work was performed by a symphony orchestra under the direction of Rubinstein on February 25, 1877. Later, on March 11, 1878, it was introduced to St. Petersburg, where this work had a huge success.

The main female party in the premiere performance with a sense of great inspiration was performed by the honored artist of Uzbekistan Nadira Khamrayeva. The image of the negative character Giotto was realized by the young talented soloist of the ballet troupe Bekzod Akimbaev. The party of Paolo's beloved was performed by Ulugbek Olimov, brilliantly conveying the rise and fall of his hero, who feels a passionate feeling for Francesca, deceived by marrying the unloved Giotto - Paolo's older brother.

According to the recognition of the chief choreographer, Honored Artist of Uzbekistan Shavkat Tursunov, who restored the ballet, the Navoi Theater worked on this performance with great responsibility and inspiration. He noted that the parties in the new edition of the ballet require quite a lot of skill and a high level of preparation from the performers. Each has its own mini-variations, abounding in jumps, pirouettes, complex combinations of supports and other expressive means. And all this was realized by the artists of the theater. The orchestra under the baton of the People's Artist of Uzbekistan, conductor Dilbar Abdurahmanova has perfectly coped with the task. The music helped the audience to experience with the heroes a sense of high tragedy in the climax of the ballet - the death of the protagonists by Giotto's hand and the inevitable enlightenment in the final of the performance, when the souls of lovers merged into dance in another world.

After the evening of classical choreography and the Uzbek national

Dance and one-act ballet "Francesca da Rimini", the enthusiastic audience did not let the artists go on for a long time, rewarding them with prolonged applause for the holiday that they presented to the inhabitants of the Uzbek capital on the eve of the "summer vacation". The end of the season left a lot of bright and unique impressions. A significant event in the cultural life of Uzbekistan was the recent production of the opera "Hamsa" by Mustafa Bafoev (based on the famous cycle of poems by the great Alisher Navoi) in the dynamic production of Honored Artist of Uzbekistan Andrei Slonim, conducted by Bobomurod Khudaykulov.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

 

 

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