INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 168 August 28, 2017

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POLITICS

Shavkat Mirziyoyev began his trip to Samarkand from visiting the final resting place of Islam Karimov  1

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the mausoleum of Imam Bukhari 1

President of Uzbekistan received Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization. 2

OFFICIALLY.. 2

President signs law “On establishment of the Day of Youth of the Republic of Uzbekistan”. 2

Mirziyoyev signs law “On establishment of the Day of Agricultural Workers of the Republic of Uzbekistan”  2

International cooperation.. 3

Mosud Mannan: We have complete mutual understanding and expertise of fruitful cooperation. 3

Abdulaziz Kamilov receives Chairman of CIS Executive Committee. 5

Uzbek FM, UNWTO chief discus development of cooperation. 5

Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov receives new Ambassador of Latvia. 5

Israel appoints new Ambassador to Uzbekistan. 5

the eleventh plenary session of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan   6

On August 24-25, 2017, the eleventh plenary session of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan was held. 6


POLItiCs

Shavkat Mirziyoyev began his trip to Samarkand from visiting the final resting place of Islam Karimov

On August 27, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Samarkand. The head of our state began his trip to the region from visiting the final resting place of the First President of our country Islam Karimov.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev laid flowers at the grave of Islam Karimov.

The President of our country inspected activities that have been carried out in the complex.

A memorial complex is being built in the city of Samarkand in accordance with the resolution of the head of our state “On perpetuating the memory of the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov” of January 25, 2017.

On April 14, 2017 the President of our country during the trip to Samarkand region got acquainted with the project of this complex and gave instructions on its improvement. In accordance with them, a large-scale construction and landscaping activities were carried out here. The mausoleum is erected from marble and granite, decorated with inscriptions of ayats from the sacred Koran. Wise sayings of Islam Karimov are written on the portals under the arch in Uzbek, English and Arabic. The territory adjoining the complex is expanded, all conditions are created for visitors. The mausoleum of the First President of our country is harmoniously combined with the mosque of Hazrati Khizr.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev gave recommendations on completion of construction and landscaping work in the complex, further improvement of conditions for visitors, improvement of the cemetery.

(Source: UzA)

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the mausoleum of Imam Bukhari

An international scientific research center of Imam Bukhari is being created at this complex at the initiative of the head of our state.

The initiative of the head of our state on establishment of the international scientific research center under the memorial complex of Imam Bukhari, the activity of which will be aimed at studying of the rich and multifaceted heritage of our great ancestors, who had made a huge contribution to the development of Islamic culture and human civilization, was widely supported by the public of our country and the international community.

A large-scale creative work is being conducted here. The President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev during his trip to Samarkand region on April 14, 2017, got acquainted with the construction of this center.

During the visit of the head of our state to Saudi Arabia on May 21 of this year, a Memorandum of understanding was signed between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Islamic Development Bank on the establishment of an international scientific research center named after Imam Bukhari.

Currently, the construction of the center is actively continuing. The head of our state noted the need to build this center in accordance with modern requirements, enrich its activities with spiritual content, establish scientifically sound work on promoting the rich heritage of our great ancestors.

The President of our country is provided with information on projects for the improvement of Nurafshon street connecting the Dakhbed street of the city of Samarkand and the Imam Bukhari complex in Payarik district, the construction of modern houses, trade and service facilities along the street.

(Source: UzA)

President of Uzbekistan received Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization

On August 27, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai in Samarkand, who is in our country to participate in “Sharq taronalari” International Music Festival and the international conference on “Central Asian Renaissance in the history of world civilization”.

The head of our state, welcoming the guest, noted with deep satisfaction the dynamic and fruitful cooperation with the specialized UN institute in the sphere of tourism.

Uzbekistan joined the World Tourism Organization in 1993, since 2004, its Regional office for the Great Silk Road is operating in Samarkand. During the years of partnership, dozens of significant joint projects aimed at revealing the rich tourism potential of Uzbekistan, as well as its promotion in the global tourism market have been implemented.

In October 2014, the 99th session of the Executive Council of the Organization was successfully held in Uzbekistan, during which the Agreement on further expansion of cooperation in the sphere of tourism and development of the “The Great Silk Road” brand was adopted.

At the meeting, perspective directions of further expansion of practical cooperation in the sphere of tourism were discussed.

The main attention was paid to issues of implementation of coordinated measures on popularizing the tourism destination in Uzbekistan and the Central Asian region, development of new types of tourism and popular tourism products, creation of modern infrastructure that meets international standards.

Taleb Rifai expressed sincere gratitude to the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the warm welcome and highly appreciated the ongoing reforms on development of tourism as a strategic branch of the state economy in our country.

He emphasized that the World Tourism Organization intends to actively support and participate in programs and projects on development of tourism in Uzbekistan.

(Source: UzA)

OFFICIALLY

President signs law “On establishment of the Day of Youth of the Republic of Uzbekistan

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a law “On establishment of the Day of Youth of the Republic of Uzbekistan” on 25 August 2017.

The law was passed by the Legislative Chamber on 14 August 2017 and approved by the Senate on 24 August 2017.

According to the law, the Day of Youth of the Republic of Uzbekistan will be celebrated on 30 June.

It should be recalled that at the IV congress of the Civic Youth Movement “Kamolot”, held on 30 June 2017, a decision was adopted to organize Uzbekistan Youth Movement on the basis of Kamolot. At the congress, it was proposed to announce 30 June as the Day of Youth of Uzbekistan.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

Mirziyoyev signs law “On establishment of the Day of Agricultural Workers of the Republic of Uzbekistan”

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a law “On establishment of the Day of Agricultural Workers of the Republic of Uzbekistan” on 25 August 2017.

The Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan adopted the law on 1 August 2017 and the Senate approved the document on 24 August 2017.

“Establish the Day of Agricultural Workers of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the second Sunday of December,” the law reads.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

International cooperation

Mosud Mannan: We have complete mutual understanding and expertise of fruitful cooperation

In Bangladesh, a universal yarn made from Uzbek cotton is used for the production of ready-made garments. These goods are distributed all over the world, and interestingly, it can be found in Uzbek stores. But why should it come here from third countries? This question during an interview with UT was raised by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bangladesh Mosud Mannan.

- Mr. Ambassador, you recently attended the Tashkent International Conference “Central Asia is the main priority of Uzbekistan’s foreign policy”. What do you think about Tashkent’s new regional vector?

- Uzbekistan has always demonstrated a clear commitment to cooperation between fraternal countries while preserving its sovereign interests. It should be noted that the republic has made a great contribution to strengthening political, cultural and economic relations with other countries. Stability in neighboring nations increases the level of security in Uzbekistan. The international community highly appreciates Tashkent’s foreign policy aimed at preserving and cementing peace throughout Central Asia.

In general, it can be stressed that Uzbekistan forms its relations with neighboring countries on the basis of a multilateral system of partnership, and the government makes every effort to maintain the geopolitical balance in the region. Such a strategy and a favorable social environment allow for creating new prospects and opportunities for enhancing the cooperation between states and peoples. In practice, we have seen a number of projects that have already been successfully implemented. One of them dealt with improving the transport system between Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran and Oman. Another brilliant case in mind is the construction of road bridges across the Amudarya River. Such schemes have the potential to expand business opportunities and can be seen as an example of consolidating partnership among bordering nations.

In addition, similar joint projects stimulate closeness between fraternal countries. And, to be sure, such a positive trend will benefit both Uzbekistan and the entire world community as a whole.

- It is the fourth year you are in charge of the diplomatic mission in Uzbekistan. Probably, you’ve had opportunity to visit many regions of our country and explore the potential for cooperation there. Please share your experience.

- During my four years as head of the diplomatic mission in Uzbekistan, I have visited almost all the cities of the republic and enjoyed their beauty. It was an excellent chance not only to get acquainted with the rich historical past, but also to study the current state of the regions, outline new directions for wider cooperation. And I must stress that our countries have very extensive opportunities for developing ties and intensifying existing friendly bonds. This perspective concerns especially the bilateral trade and business relations. For example, in Bangladesh, a universal yarn made from Uzbek cotton is used for the production of ready-made garments. This product is distributed all over the world, and interestingly, it can be found in Uzbek stores, where it gets through third countries. Certainly, it would be more profitable if mass-produced clothing were acquired without intermediaries, directly in Bangladesh.

Uzbek textile manufacturers can learn from the rich experience of Bangladesh, drawing on our skilled workers and specialists. At the same time, Uzbekistan can use the vast emerging markets, which in recent years have been specially created for the growth of the middle class.

I should note that in my country there is a growing demand for manufactured goods, such as cars, as well as fresh and dried fruits, processed fruit juices.

- What can Uzbekistan be interested in?

- Uzbekistan may be interested in pharmaceutical products manufactured in Bangladesh, frozen seafood, jute products, furniture, which, by the way, meet world standards.

There are also many opportunities in the tourism sector. Everyone knows, and Bangladeshis are no exception, that Samarkand and Bukhara have a unique history and culture. Among our travelers there are many who wish to visit the land of the Temurids, because they have deep cultural roots connected with the Uzbek people.

In addition to the majestic minarets and turquoise domes of Uzbek mosques, what also fascinates the eye is the diverse landscape of your country: lakes, rivers, deserts, deep picturesque canyons and breathtaking mountains. Such environmental data themselves determine the development of eco- and sports tourism, which will attract visitors not only from Bangladesh, but also from around the world.

And, of course, we must not forget about the cultural and educational spheres. Therefore, the Embassy, ​​setting its own goals, pays special attention to the exchange among scientists, artists, teachers, journalists and athletes of the two countries.

- A visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to Tashkent was planned for this month, but it has not taken place...

- Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, MP, has had to postpone his visit for an indefinite period.

You know that there was a flood in Bangladesh, which is considered the most destructive in the last 50 years. Many infrastructure facilities have been destroyed, farms, crops and animals have been washed away. We hope that the water will recede and people will return to their old life, start rebuilding their homes and farms.

The government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has made every effort to provide assistance to people affected by the disaster. The state quickly developed extensive rehabilitation programs to make the economy work after flood water recedes. The entire Cabinet, together with Foreign Minister Shahriar Alam, is involved in supporting the affected people.

I cannot help saying a few words about the visit itself. It was organized to bolster the already existing and successfully operating bilateral relations between our countries. But we are not going to stop there and plan to enhance trade relations, focusing on the cotton industry and the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, we have big plans to improve interaction in education, which involves an expanded exchange of students and academic staff to participate in a variety of educational programs. We do not lose hope that, after the situation is stabilized, the Foreign Minister will visit Tashkent and hold scheduled meetings.

- We are just a few days away from the significant event – the 26th anniversary of our country’s independence. What will you wish the Uzbek people on this date?

- On the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan on behalf of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, I am happy to congratulate the Uzbek people on this remarkable event. Important reforms implemented in this country under the First President Islam Karimov and under the auspices of the current President, His Excellency Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the great achievements of the people themselves in building a new democratic state and civil society are truly fantastic. We hope that your country will continue to prosper and achieve success in all areas.

If we follow the dynamics of our relations, from the moment of establishment of diplomatic ties between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, we can observe significant progress. Today we have complete mutual understanding and experience of fruitful cooperation. It is sincerely believed that these fraternal relations will continue to grow. I wish the people of Uzbekistan eternal peace, happiness and every success in all endeavors for the prosperity of this great nation!

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

Abdulaziz Kamilov receives Chairman of CIS Executive Committee

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov met with the Chairman of the Executive Committee - Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States Sergei Lebedev.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, Lebedev arrived in Uzbekistan to participate in international events in Samarkand - the conference “Central Asian Renaissance in the History of World Civilization” and the music festival “Shark Taronalari”.

The parties discussed topical issues on the agenda of the CIS, preparations for forthcoming meetings of the Council of Heads of State (Sochi), the Council of Heads of Government (Tashkent) and the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Commonwealth.

The sides exchanged views on promising areas of further development of cooperation between Uzbekistan and the CIS.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

Uzbek FM, UNWTO chief discus development of cooperation

On 27 August 2017, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov held talks with the Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai.

On 26 August, the head of the UNWTO arrived in Uzbekistan to participate in an international conference "Central Asian Renaissance in the History of World Civilization" in Samarkand.

During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on state and prospects of deepening relations between Uzbekistan and the UNWTO, in which Uzbekistan has been involved since 1993.

Abdulaziz Kamilov and Taleb Rifai noted mutual interest in consistent realization of existing potential of cooperation, based on rich historical, architectural, cultural heritage of the Uzbek people.

The parties discussed issues of establishment of the Regional Commission for Central Asia under UNWTO and other issues of mutual interest.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov receives new Ambassador of Latvia

On 25 August, Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia Michaels Popovc.

The Ambassador handed the Minister a copy of his credentials.

During the conversation, the parties exchanged views on topical issues of Uzbek-Latvian agenda, the perspective directions of further development of cooperation in political, trade-economic, investment, transport-communication, cultural-humanitarian and other spheres and the interaction in the format of "Uzbekistan – European Union".

(Source: UzReport.uz)

Israel appoints new Ambassador to Uzbekistan

On 25 August, Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel Eduard Shapira.

The Ambassador handed the Minister a copy of his credentials.

The parties during the conversation discussed the state and prospects of development of Uzbek-Israeli relations, especially in trade-economic and investment spheres.

The sides also exchanged views on some regional and international issues.

(Source: UzReport.uz)

the eleventh plenary session of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan

On August 24-25, 2017, the eleventh plenary session of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan was held

It was attended by members of the Cabinet of Ministers, heads of ministries and departments, representatives of other organizations, the mass media. 

The session was chaired by the Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis N.Yuldoshev. 

The senators considered the Laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On dissemination of legal information and ensuring access to it”, On protection of children from information that is harmful to their health”, “On the Commissioner under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the protection of the rights and legal interests of business entities”, “On introducing amendments and addenda to the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On the appeals of individuals and legal entities”, “On elections to the district Kengashes of people’s deputies of the city of Tashkent”, “On establishment of the Day of Youth of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, envisaging the establishment of the Day of Youth of the Republic of Uzbekistan on June 30, “On establishment of the Day of Agricultural Workers of the Republic of Uzbekistan” envisaging the establishment of the second Sunday of December each year as the Day of Agricultural Workers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, “On introducing amendments and addenda to the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On the Authorized Person of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic Uzbekistan on human rights (Ombudsman)”, “On introducing amendments and addenda to certain legislative acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan in connection with the improvement of the institute of inquiry”, “On introducing amendments and addenda, as well as on invalidation of certain legislative acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan”. 

The senators noted the importance of amendments and addenda that are being introduced to the Criminal and Criminal Procedural Codes of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On operative-search activity”. 

In accordance with the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan of March 14, 2017 “On measures of further improving the system of preventing and combating crime”, amendments and additions are being introduced to the laws “On the Prosecutor’s Office”, “On openness of activities of the state governing bodies and administration”, “On prevention of neglect and delinquency among minors”, “On prevention of offenses”, as well as to the Criminal, Criminal Procedural, Labor, Tax, Family Codes and the Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan on administrative responsibility. 

In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan of February 3, 2017 “On measures of further improving of the makhalla institute”, a number of amendments and additions are being introduced to the Tax Code and the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On civil society institutions”. 

Amendments and additions are being introduced to the laws “On guarantees of activity of nongovernmental nonprofit organizations” and “On social partnership” in accordance with the State program on implementation of the Strategy of action. 

According to the senators, further democratization of state governance system, enhancing the role of public, deputy control over the activities of government will contribute to amendments and additions introduced in accordance with the Strategy of action to the laws “On Prosecutor’s Office” and “On state governance at places”. The senators paid special attention to discussing amendments and additions introduced to the Laws “On Nature Protection” and “On Subsoil”. 

The senators considered the issue of changing the boundaries of the city of Toytepa (the name of the city has been changed to Nurafshon) and Urtachirchik district of Tashkent region and classifying the city of Toytepa to the category of cities of regional subordination, as well as determination of the city of Toytepa as an administrative center of Tashkent region, on changing the borders of the city of Yangiul and Yangiyul district of Tashkent region, as well as classifying the city of Yangiyul to the category of cities of regional subordination, and on changing the boundaries of the city of Akhangaran and Akhangaran district of Tashkent region, as well as classifying the city of Akhangaran to the category of cities of regional subordination. The approval of these proposals of the Government will contribute to the improvement of administrative and territorial structure of Tashkent region, the effective management of territories, further improvement of the environment for residents, will provide dynamics for development of tourism sphere. 

The senators considered the issue of changing the name of the city of Toytepa of Tashkent region. The name “city of Toytepa” has been replaced by “the city of Nurafshon”. 

The senators also considered the issue of introducing amendments to the composition of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan. As well as the issues of introducing amendments and additions to the Ethical Rules of the Senate members of the Oliy Majlis, election of the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Budget and Economic Reforms and other issues related to the competence of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

The senators approved the appointment of A.Azamkhujayev as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Republic of Turkey. M.Jumagaldiyev was elected as chairman of the Committee of the Senate on Budget and Economic Reforms. 

(Source: UzA)


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