INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 245 December 10, 2016 (Extraordinary)

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DECEMBER 4 - THE ELECTIONS OF PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN
Presidential Election Results Announced

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
Meeting of OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers
Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan holds number of meetings in Hamburg
Meetings of MFA delegation
Uzbekistan, France sign intergovernmental agreement

DECEMBER 4 - THE ELECTIONS OF PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

Presidential Election Results Announced

The CEC chief Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov stated that the country’s citizens have taken active part in the vote, showing a high level of political and civic stance, as well as a sense of belonging to the fate of the Motherland.

By their participation in the presidential ballot, citizens expressed once again their support for the policy of reforms in the country.

The Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan, on the basis of received protocols of district election commissions, determined that out of 20 million 461 thousand 805 voters included in the register of voters 17,951,667 people cast their ballot on 4 December 2016. This represents 87.73 percent of the total turnout of voters.

As the results of the elections demonstrate, 421,55 citizens or 2.35 percent of those who participated in the elections have voted for candidate from the Milly Tiklanish Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Sarvar Sadullayevich Otamuratov, 15,906,724 voters or 88.61 percent of those who took part in the presidential polls have voted for candidate from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businesspeople – the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev, while candidate from the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Hatamjon Abdurahmonovich Ketmonov gathered the votes of 669,187 citizens or 3.73 percent of voters taken part in the elections, and the candidate of Adolat Social Democratic Party Narimon Majitovich Umarov received the votes of 619,972 citizens or 3.46 percent of those who took part in the vote.

Thus, in accordance with the results of the elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, held on 4 December 2016, the nominee of the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businesspeople – the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev claims victory.

In accordance with Articles 90, 117 of the Constitution, Articles 14, 35, 36 of the Law on Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Articles 5 and 9 of the Law on the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan has resolved to consider Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev as elected to the post of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

It was noted during the meeting that the elections were held in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, laws on Guarantees of Electoral Rights of Citizens, and on Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan while ensuring the rights of citizens to freedom of expression of will and respect for the principles of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret voting.

As evidence of democratic and transparent nature of the electoral season, it was monitored by some 600 observers from 46 countries of America, Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as five international organizations – the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the World Association of Electoral Bodies and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. More than 37,000 observers from political parties also took part in monitoring the electoral process.

Tremendous role in ensuring the openness and transparency of the elections has been played by media. Presidential elections were covered by 615 national and 272 foreign outlets, including 315 foreign and national internet publications. The Republican Press Center for Covering the Elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the press centers of district election commissions with the participation of more than 1 thousand 400 national and foreign journalists held 180 press conferences, briefings and online briefings on important stages of the election campaign. More than 22 thousand 700 articles and information materials relating to the presidential elections in Uzbekistan have been published in the foreign and national media, and aired on television and radio channels.

At the meeting it was noted that the election of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan was another important step in furthering the country's gracious goal of securing a well-deserved place among the advanced democratic nations of the world, of modernizing the political and economic systems that provide for a free, peaceful and prosperous life of our people, confirming the transition of the country to a new stage of independent development.

Press Service of the

 (Source: Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

International cooperation

Meeting of OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers

On December 8-9, 2016 Hamburg (Germany) hosted the 23rd meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

The Ministerial meeting was chaired by the OSCE Chairman, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

The sides discussed the issues included in the agenda and covering the state and prospects of development of multilateral cooperation in the OSCE area.

At the end of the meeting relevant decisions were adopted.

The next OSCE Ministerial meeting will take place in the coming year in Austria, which receives chairmanship in the organization from January 1, 2017.

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

Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan holds number of meetings in Hamburg

On December 8 in Hamburg, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov held bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Poland, Hungary, Canada and Austria, within the framework of regular meeting of the Council of ministers of foreign affairs of the OSCE.

During the talks, they discussed the state and prospects of bilateral relations, practical aspects of the further development of cooperation in political, trade-economic and other fields with significant potential for expansion of cooperation.

The heads of delegations participating in the Ministerial Council of the OSCE were informed about the outcome of December 4 elections of the President of Uzbekistan, the electoral process monitoring, which involved some 500 foreign observers, including ODIHR / OSCE, and other international and regional organizations.

The sides also exchanged views on international and regional issues, the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan said.

(Source: UzReport.uz)

Meetings of MFA delegation

On December 9, 2016, in Hamburg, in the framework of participation in the 23rd session of the OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers, the delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulaziz Kamilov met with the Head of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) Petko Draganov, the Special Representative of the European Union for Central Asia Peter Burian, and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Hekmat Khalil Karzai.

During bilateral meetings the parties discussed practical aspects of cooperation, some international and regional issues.

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

Uzbekistan, France sign intergovernmental agreement

Uzbekistan and France signed an intergovernmental agreement on establishing and activities of the French Development Agency and PROPARCO in Uzbekistan.

The document was signed on 8 December after negotiations of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault in Hamburg (Germany), the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

Abdulaziz Kamilov participate the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council in Hamburg (Germany).

During the talks, the sides discussed actual issues of the bilateral relations and exchanged opinion on some international and regional issues.

After the talks, the agreement between the Government of Uzbekistan and the Government of France on establishing and activities of the French Development Agency and PROPARCO in Uzbekistan was signed.

The agreement determines order and conditions of activities of French Development Agency and its subsidiary Promotion et Participation pour la Coopération économique (PROPARCO) in the territory of Uzbekistan.

The document will come into force after the countries conduct internal procedures. The sides noted that the document will help to expand investment and financial-technical cooperation between Uzbekistan and France, as well as improve efficiency of realization of joint projects.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

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