INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 192 October 26, 2016

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By the end of the current year, farmers of Fergana region of Uzbekistan intend to export fruits and vegetables for more than $400 million.

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
Delegation of Uzbekistan to visit Belarus
Delegation of Uzbekistan to make a return visit to the city of Osh
US Deputy Secretary of State to visit Uzbekistan

SOCIETY
Applying to Prime Minister becomes available through Davra.uz

PUBLICATIONS IN MASS MEDIA
Guntis Ulmanis: I Have Fond Memories of Our First Meeting

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By the end of the current year, farmers of Fergana region of Uzbekistan intend to export fruits and vegetables for more than $400 million.

The farms of the region have planned to procure a total of 1.95 million tons of vegetables, fruits, grapes, melons and potatoes during this season. Companies from Russia and Asia promise to be the major importers of the products.

Such a performance was achieved by reducing cotton crops and grain cultures, and transfer of the released lands for the cultivation of fruits and vegetables. Modern agricultural technologies, drip irrigation, sorting and packaging equipment has played an important role. The demand for Uzbek agricultural products abroad is great, especially in Siberia and the Far East, for their environmental purity and safety, so farmers will keep increasing production volumes.

The producers are currently actively expanding orchards, the total area of which has already exceeded 50,000 hectares. The greenhouse economy has been growing concurrently with over 8,840 greenhouses in the region.

Farmers concern of quality characteristics of products, because a customer will always choose fruits and vegetables primarily by their appearance. Establishment of a network of refrigerating warehouses and sorting and packaging logistics centers has been in progress in the region. 180 warehouses with a total capacity of simultaneous storage of more than 51,000 tons are already in action. There are already operating. 16 new freezers for 11.500 tons have been built over the last year alone.

Today, Uzbekistan exports more than 180 kinds of fresh and processed fruit and vegetable products to more than 80 countries. By the end of the year, it is planned to deliver over 1.27 million tons of fruits and vegetables for $1.37 billion. By the end of 2020, the government intends to increase exports of fresh and processed fruit and vegetable products by more than 2.7 times, including canned food, concentrates, juices – by 2.5 times.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

International cooperation

Delegation of Uzbekistan to visit Belarus

On 26-28 October, 2016 the delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan headed by the Deputy Prime Minister Ulugbek Rozukulov will visit the Republic of Belarus.

According to the Uzbek-Belarusian agreements, the delegation will hold bilateral meetings and talks at various levels and will attend the next meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments of the Commonwealth of Independent States in Minsk on October 28.

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

Delegation of Uzbekistan to make a return visit to the city of Osh

In the framework of bilateral agreements, on 26 October, the delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan headed by Deputy Prime Minister Adham Ikramov will make a return a visit to Osh (Kyrgyz Republic), the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan said.

The delegation of Uzbekistan comprised of representatives from the Office of the President, Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, khokims of Andijan, Namangan and Ferghana regions, heads of regional departments of state and public structures, local governments, business circles, farmers, workers, science and education, culture and art, students will hold meetings and negotiations with the delegation of Kyrgyzstan, including with representatives of the neighboring Batken, Jalal-Abad and Osh regions. It is planned to discuss practical issues of further development of bilateral relations, cross-border cooperation.

On October 1, the delegation of Kyrgyzstan headed by first Deputy Prime Minister Muhammetkaliy Abylgaziev visited the city of Andijan at the invitation of the Uzbek side. Following the meeting, the parties signed a Memorandum on mutual cooperation.

(Source: UzReport.uz)

US Deputy Secretary of State to visit Uzbekistan

On October 27, 2016 Deputy Secretary of State of the USA Thomas Shannon will arrive in Uzbekistan to hold bilateral talks.

During the visit, T.Shennon will be received by the leadership of the country, as well as hold a series of other meetings.

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

Society

Applying to Prime Minister becomes available through Davra.uz

Social network Davra.uz has opened another tool for reception of citizens'appeals to the Prime Minister.

All appeals submitted through Davra.uz will be equal, as they were submitted to the official address of the Prime Minister of Uzbekistan.

What is the process of submitting appeals through Davra.uz?

When appealing to the Prime Minister through Davra.uz, there is no need to have an electronic digital signature.

Applying is available both for physical and legal persons registered on Davra.uz. Unlike other resources, Davra.uz users can submit either public or private treatment.

The public appeal is published in the group's feed and visible to all the users of the social network. Its main advantage is the openness and interactivity – which makes possible conducting a dialogue with the staff of the information service, and being in the public domain, it gives an impetus to a better performance. The open dialogue can also involve other users who support the appeal being submitted, which will reduce the number of duplicate requests. Another advantage is the ability to attach photos, videos, and even a mark on the map, making the appeal more intuitive and informative.

For a private appeal, the user must send a text to one of the admins of the Group "O'zbekiston Respublikasi Bosh vaziri virtual qabulxonasi axborot markazi".

The group administrator holds regular monitoring of all appeals received, while the information about the change of the status of the case and the progress of its implementation will be posted through the comments, or through sending a personal message to the applicant.

The rules and recommendations applying to the Prime Minister of Uzbekistan can be found in the group "O'zbekiston Respublikasi Bosh vaziri virtual qabulxonasi axborot markazi".

(Source: UzReport.uz)

Publications in mass media

Guntis Ulmanis: I Have Fond Memories of Our First Meeting

Latvia’s first President Guntis Ulmanis, speaking about relations between the Uzbek and Latvian peoples, stressed that they are time-tested and have always been distinct with mutual respect, support and the absence of any disagreement or awkward issues.

“I have fond memories of our first meeting with the first President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov during his state visit to Latvia in June 1995, when we exchanged views with confidence and trust on how and in what direction our independent nations should advance. Back then, Islam Karimov said that every country should have its own path of development, and that he will make every effort to turn Uzbekistan from once agrarian republic into a modern industrialized country with a rapidly growing economy.

“Today we see that Islam Karimov’s aspirations, efforts and endeavors are put into practice and are producing results in increasing the well-being of the population, achieving strong performance in the areas of healthcare, education and sports, marshaling major reforms in the fields of economy, industry, agriculture and services, and in bolstering the standing of Uzbekistan in the international arena.

“From our conversations with Islam Karimov I always remember his words that for the establishment and consolidation of a young state and its successful development, important are political stability, a strong will of the country’s leadership, peace and security.

“Today, Uzbekistan’s role in ensuring peace, security and stability in the Central Asian region is undeniable. The republic, adhering to secular and democratic principles, condemns any manifestation of terrorism and extremism and strongly opposes these negative phenomena.

“Uzbekistan pursues independent foreign policy aimed at advancing and cementing mutually advantageous cooperation with other countries, on the one hand confirms the intention to protect and defend the national interests, and on the other hand vows peaceful, balanced and well thought-out policy. It is well known that in order to consolidate this approach, Uzbekistan at the legislative level approved the concept of foreign policy, which provides for non-accession to military-political blocs, non-admission of military bases of foreign states in the country and bans the participation of Uzbek troops in combat operations abroad. If we recall the challenges our countries faced in the wake independence and recovery, it is impossible not to note the importance of Uzbekistan’s achievement, including the preservation of interethnic harmony and religious tolerance. For the representatives of more than 130 ethnic groups living in this country, equal opportunities are created. For them, Uzbekistan was and remains their Motherland.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

 

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