INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 189 September 26, 2017

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POLITICS

President of Uzbekistan received the Minister of Agriculture of Russia

President of Uzbekistan received the Head of Tatarstan

Investments

A Chinese company of Suzhou Weiji intends to build a large porcelain production complex in Uzbekistan

FINANCE

Message of the Central bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan

International cooperation

Uzbekistan – Tatarstan business forum

Society

The election campaign to district Kengashes (Councils) of People’s Deputies of the city of Tashkent launched

Tourism

Exhibition of Uzbek skullcaps

 

POLItiCs

President of Uzbekistan received the Minister of Agriculture of Russia

On September 25, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev, who is in our country on a working visit on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

Welcoming the guest, the head of our state noted with deep satisfaction that regular contacts at the highest level ensured the dynamic development and further strengthening of relations of strategic partnership and alliance, as well as expansion of mutually beneficial practical cooperation in various spheres, including agriculture.

The nomenclature and volumes of supplies from Uzbekistan of fresh and processed fruit and vegetable products to the Russian market are increasing according to the “green corridor” between our countries. Russian organizations and companies are actively participating in the annual international fruit and vegetable fair held in our country. As a result of this fair that was held earlier this month, export contracts at the amount of more than 500 million dollars were concluded with them.

Joint programs and projects are being implemented in the agro-industrial complex, fruitful interaction between scientific institutions and higher educational institutions of the two countries is being carried out, including on issues of selection and seed production, as well as development of intensive horticulture and greenhouses.

At the meeting, special attention was paid to issues of creating favorable conditions and a modern trade and logistics infrastructure for increasing the volume of mutual deliveries of agricultural products.

The importance of strengthening cooperation and creating joint ventures in the agrarian sector, including the production of veterinary drugs and diagnostic tools, as well as in issues of training qualified specialists for the industry, was noted.

The Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation expressed his gratitude to the head of our state Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the warm welcome and conveyed sincere greetings and best wishes of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Alexander Tkachev noted the interest of the Russian side in developing full-scale and mutually beneficial practical cooperation between the two countries in the sphere of agriculture.

(Source: UzA)

President of Uzbekistan received the Head of Tatarstan

On September 25, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the President of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation Rustam Minnikhanov, who is in our country on a working visit.

Welcoming the guest, the Head of our state emphasized the intensification of cooperation with Tatarstan and other entities of Russia within the framework of the agreements at the highest level and the Intergovernmental agreement on cooperation between the regions of the two countries, signed during the visit of the President of Uzbekistan to the Russian Federation in early April this year.

It was emphasized that the existing huge industrial potential, traditionally close relations and centuries-old cultural and historical ties form a reliable foundation for a radical expansion of bilateral multifaceted partnership.

At the meeting, issues of further development of practical cooperation and filling it with concrete content were discussed in detail.

Particular attention was paid to the effective use of broad opportunities for increasing the trade turnover, implementation of investment projects in the oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical industries, automotive and mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, sphere of information technologies and other areas.

The importance of intensification of contacts and implementation of joint programs in the sphere of education, science, healthcare, cultural and humanitarian exchange and tourism was noted.

President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov expressed sincere gratitude to the Head of our state Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the warm welcome and confirmed his readiness to expand and deepen the multifaceted cooperation with the Republic of Uzbekistan.

(Source: UzA)

investments

A Chinese company of Suzhou Weiji intends to build a large porcelain production complex in Uzbekistan

The other day, the Chinese delegation led by the company chair Wang Yutao visited Uzbekistan to negotiate on the implementation of this initiative.

“The parties agreed on a significant part of the issues related to the organization of production of porcelain products using local raw materials. The Chinese side also expressed its intention to organize a specialized research and development center in Tashkent. As a result of the meetings, the sides reached an agreement to establish a joint working group for the preparation and further implementation of the project,” reported the State Committee for Investments.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

FINANCE

Message of the Central bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The Сentral Bank of the Republic Uzbekistan fixed the following rates of the foreign currencies to sum since September 26, 2017 to conduct bookkeeping, statistical and other statements on currency transactions as well as calculations of customs and other obligatory payments.

1 US Dollar              8066.96

1 Euro                9626.30

1 Russian Ruble            140.05

1 Pound Sterling           10921.86

1 Japanese Yen         71.87

1 South Korean Won          7.14

1 Kuwaiti Dinar           26764.96

1 Malaysian Ringgit          1924.83

1 Yuan Renminbi          1221.75

1 Singapore Dollar          5991.95

1 Swiss Franc          8313.88

1 UAE Dirham          2196.41

1 Egyptian Pound          457.57

1 Australian Dollar          6423.72

1 Turkish Lira          2304.85

1 Special Drawing Rights          11446.21

1 Canadian Dollar          6543.61

1 Ukrainian Hryvnia          307.08

1 Polish Zloty          2255.36

*Rates are fixed without obligations of the Central bank of Republic Uzbekistan to buy or sell currency at the given rate.

(Source: cbu.uz)

International cooperation

Uzbekistan – Tatarstan business forum

On September 25, Uzbekistan – Tatarstan business forum was held at the International business center in Tashkent within the framework of the visit of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation Rustam Minnikhanov to our country.

It was attended by the heads of ministries, departments and companies responsible for such spheres as foreign economic relations, trade, investment, fuel and energy, automotive industry, construction, chemical, light industry, medicine, pharmaceuticals, transport and transport communications, logistics, information technologies and tourism.

Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan G.Ibragimov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan R.Minnikhanov and others noted that the agreements reached during the meetings of the Presidents of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation serve as an important legal basis for the development of cooperation in all areas, including trade, economic and investment partnership.

Representatives of about 50 companies of Tatarstan received information on priority areas of attracting investments into the economy of Uzbekistan, the potential of our country in such spheres as oil and gas industry, tourism, pharmaceuticals, construction materials industry, ongoing reforms, favorable investment climate, measures for development of small business and private entrepreneurship.

The participants discussed the possibilities of implementing investment projects in the oil and gas, engineering, textile and pharmaceutical industries, science and agriculture, including free economic zones of Uzbekistan. Views were exchanged on the development of partnership between the companies of Uzbekistan and Tatarstan, implementation of new joint programs and projects.

At the business forum, an agreement on cooperation between the chambers of commerce and industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Tatarstan, documents related to the development of tourism, cooperation in information, communication, medical and pharmaceutical spheres were signed.

Rustam Minnikhanov held negotiations at the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan and other departments, visited the sights of Tashkent.

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On September 24, President of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation Rustam Minnikhanov, within the framework of his visit to our country, got acquainted with the historical sites and monuments of Samarkand. The distinguished guest visited the final resting place of the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, laid flowers at the grave of the great statesman and paid tribute to his memory.

The honored guest visited the complexes of Khoja Doniyor, Shahi Zinda, the Amir Temur mausoleum, the Registan architectural ensemble and the Mirzo Ulugbek observatory, and noted that each of these constructions testifies to the rich history and ancient culture of our people.

One of the important events within the framework of the trip to Samarkand for the President of Tatarstan became a visit to the Imam Bukhari complex.

Abundance in the famous Siab dehkan market, the eastern culture of trade left a great impression on the President of Tatarstan.

President of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation met with representatives of the Tatar diaspora in our country at the State Academic Grand Theater of Uzbekistan named after Alisher Navoi, took part in the concert program of art masters of Tatarstan.

 (Source: UzA)

Society

The election campaign to district Kengashes (Councils) of People’s Deputies of the city of Tashkent launched

The elections to district Kengashes (Councils) of People’s Deputies of the city of Tashkent are due December 24, 2017.

The resolution “On declaring the beginning of the election campaign for elections to the regional Kengashes of People’s Deputies of the city of Tashkent” was adopted at a meeting of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

It was noted that the establishment of district Kengashes of People’s Deputies in the capital will allow the deputies to carry out discussions of local budget projects, prospective programs of socio-economic development of the districts, the progress of their implementation, hear reports and information of heads of state bodies located in the districts at the sessions of the Kengashs.

This will be an important factor in the further advancement of the capital’s districts, expand the scope of participation and strengthen the role of the public in the realization of social, economic, social and political reforms in Tashkent, and will create opportunities for exercising deputy control over the activities of local executive bodies.

The work on the preparation and conduct of elections to the district Kengashes of People’s Deputies will be carried out by the election commissions in places in full accordance with the electoral legislation, the will of the voters and taking into account generally accepted principles and norms of international law. Election commissions operate independently, interference in their activities by state bodies, public associations and officials shall not be allowed.

Elected deputies of the district Kengashes of People’s Deputies of the city of Tashkent will exercise their powers until the next elections to the representative bodies of state power of regions, districts and cities that will be conducted in our country in 2019.

The Central Election Commission also organized a briefing for journalists. At the event it was emphasized that the wide coverage of the elections in the mass media will help to secure the constitutional rights of citizens, openness and transparency of the electoral process which will serve for the active participation of citizens in the elections and public life of the country.

The briefing provided the information on the organization of work of district and precinct election commissions, the procedure for nominating candidates, pre-election campaigning, participation of observers from interested organizations, accreditation of media representatives.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

Tourism

Exhibition of Uzbek skullcaps

The Laylak Qo’ndi Exhibition Hall of Culture and Art in Tashkent has opened the exhibition ‘Uzbek Skullcaps’ under the motto ‘My love and devotion to you, native Uzbekistan!’ The exhibition is dedicated to the 26 th anniversary of independence of Uzbekistan.

At the event, it was noted that the legacy associated with the headwear ‘do’ppi’ (skullcap), as an important part of the ancient traditions and customs of our people, is carefully preserved and highly valued in our country.

The Uzbek skullcaps are unique in their regional features. So, Tashkent, Samarqand, Bukhara, Kashkadarya, Surkhandarya and Khorezm skullcaps are decorated with patterns of flowers and petals, buds, circular ornaments, but differ from each other in shape, fabric and color, style of tailoring. For example, Shakhrisabz carpet skullcaps and Surkhandarya silk skullcaps are made of silk fiber. Popular in Tashkent, a kind of skullcap ‘shobpush’ is sewn from calico by hand or on a sewing machine. Ferghana skullcaps are considered to be one of the oldest. Chust, Marghilan, Kokand and Andijan skullcaps have been popular since ancient times. A skullcap with embroidery ‘iroqi do’ppi’ was mostly worn in Shakhrisabz. Later such skullcaps became popular in other places, they were decorated with patterns and embroideries characteristic for that area.

“The word do’ppi means the top, the surface,” says Mr. Fayzullayev, a researcher at the Exhibition Hall of Culture and Art of Uzbekistan. “In the past, the skullcap looked like a domed hat that was worn like a turban. Later it changed and acquired a pointed upward, conical, round and square shape, sewn with gold threads of cotton, silk, satin or velvet. The art of making do’ppi is like folk craft passes from generation to generation.”

The exhibition, along with Uzbek skullcaps presents the creative works by such masters of painting as Ibrohim Valikhujayev, Dilshod Nazarov, Dilshod Eshmatov, Shukhrat Abdumalikov, Alisher Umrzoqov.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

 

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