INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 165 August 23, 2017

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Investments

The President of Uzbekistan has signed a decree on the establishment of small industrial zones (SIZ) on the basis of idle production areas and land plots in the Tashkent region

International cooperation

Delegation of Uzbekistan to participate in International Forum in Bishkek

OFFICIAL VISIT OF THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF UZBEKISTAN TO INDIA

Abdulaziz Kamilov meets with Minister of State for External Affairs of India

Foreign Minister meets with representatives of analytical centers of India

Abdulaziz Kamilov meets with representatives of science and culture of India

India hands over copies of Babur`s manuscript to Uzbekistan

 

investments

The President of Uzbekistan has signed a decree on the establishment of small industrial zones (SIZ) on the basis of idle production areas and land plots in the Tashkent region

The real state property on the territory of the zones will be allocated to business entities for long-term lease for a period of ten years, with subsequent transfer of ownership, subject to the fulfillment of business plans, creation and retention of jobs, timely payment of all taxes and other mandatory payments.

At the same time, entrepreneurs will be provided with unique terms - a zero rent rate for the use of immovable state property located in the territory of SIZ.

The land plots on the territory of SIZ will be allotted by governors of respective districts and towns. It is planned to establish interagency working groups, headed by district prosecutors, in each district and city, where small industrial zones are located, in order to ensure their smooth operation, and provide practical assistance to economic entities on SIZ territory.

The companies operating on the territory of the zones will be exempted from legal entity property and profit tax, as well as single tax payment for a period of two years. The benefits can be extended for another two years, provided that no less than 30% of the total output is exported.

All these opportunities will be available under the condition of investing at least 3,000 times the minimum wage (one minimum wage is 149,775 soums) (currency rates of CB RU from 23.08.2017, 1$= 4182.30 soums). In case if the annual revenue of a company is less than 2,000 times the minimum wage, the benefits will be canceled.

The Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan is getting prepared to open a $50 million credit line to co-finance projects in SIZ in the Tashkent region in October. In this case, the funds can be used solely for the purchase of imported equipment and components. It is important that entrepreneurs are now entitled to repay loans in national currency at the rate of the Central Bank.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

International cooperation

Delegation of Uzbekistan to participate in International Forum in Bishkek

On August 25, 2017, the delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan headed by the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis Boriy Alikhanov will participate in the work of the International Forum on the Conservation of the Snow Leopard and its Ecosystems in Bishkek.

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

OFFICIAL VISIT OF THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF UZBEKISTAN TO INDIA

Abdulaziz Kamilov meets with Minister of State for External Affairs of India

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov held a meeting with the State Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of India Mubashir Javed Akbar.

The delegation of Uzbekistan headed by Abdulaziz Kamilov is in Delhi on an official visit.

The sides discussed the state and prospects of the Uzbek-Indian dialogue, current international and regional problems, the press service of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

The sides noted the positive dynamics of interstate relations, a new tempo and tonality, which was set by the bilateral meeting within the session of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in June.

It was noted that Uzbekistan and India prioritize strengthening of mutually beneficial relations in trade, economic and investment spheres.

The parties noted that on 22 August a business forum will be held with participation of representatives of leading companies and companies of Uzbekistan and India. The business forum presents a real opportunity for entering into joint projects in various fields of the economy.

The sides also exchanged views on development of cooperation within the UN, the SCO and other international organizations.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

Foreign Minister meets with representatives of analytical centers of India

On 21 August, the delegation of Uzbekistan headed by Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov met with leaders and experts of the Institute for defence studies and analysis under the Ministry of defence of India, Vivekananda International Foundation and Observer Research Foundation of India.

Reputable Indian analysts and experts with a special interest saw the presentation made by the Minister, followed by details of the Action Strategy, approved by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Abdulaziz Kamilov answered all questions raised by the Indian participants, including on specific issues in the field of international security and stability, some problems of a regional nature.

(Source: UzReport.uz)

Abdulaziz Kamilov meets with representatives of science and culture of India

On 21 August, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov met with representatives of the academic and cultural circles of India in Delhi.

The meeting saw leading scientists of the University named after J.Nehru, University named after Jamia Milliya Islamia, socio-cultural organization "Unity Foundation Delhi", Indian Council for cultural relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India, activists of the International Foundation named after Babur.

The parties exchanged views on issues of expanding and strengthening cultural and humanitarian ties, contacts between scientific and educational institutions of Uzbekistan and India.

(Source: UzReport.uz)

India hands over copies of Babur`s manuscript to Uzbekistan

In accordance with the program of the official visit, the delegation of Uzbekistan headed by Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov visited the National Museum of India, which is the main historical and artistic treasury of the country that has the richest collection of antiquities, archaeological treasures of ancient civilizations, as well as exhibits of culture and ethnic diversity.

Currently, the Museum houses more than 200 thousand artworks of Indian and foreign origin.

Guests were also presented a special gallery dedicated to the subjects of Central Asia, mostly related to the era of the baburids.

In the framework of the presidential order on the repatriation of artifacts of historical and cultural heritage of the Uzbek people, the Embassy of Uzbekistan agreed with the Indian side regarding the official transfer of the copies of the manuscript of Babur, stored in the National Museum.  Those manuscripts include “Diwan-I-Babur", which dates back to the 1528 year and contains Rubaiyat written by the poet, as well as miniatures "Wedding ceremony of Prince Darra Shikoh" of 1640.

After meeting with the exposition, the Director General of the National Museum of India, Buddha Rashmi Mani formally handed over the Uzbek delegation copies of the manuscript and miniatures that will be transferred to the State Museum of History of Uzbekistan.

(Source: UzReport.uz)

 

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