INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN
DAILY NEWS HERALD # 01
Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan
January 3, 2018
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
New Year greetings of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to people of Uzbekistan. 1
Sincere congratulations. 1
Raising development of the national cinematography to a new level is the imperative of time. 3
On telephone conversation of Presidents of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. 4
International relationships. 5
Protocol to agreement on international road transport between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan comes into force. 5
Visit of the delegation of the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM... 5
New Year greetings of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to people of Uzbekistan
A few minutes later, the New Year 2018 will come in our beautiful country.
I wholeheartedly congratulate you all, our esteemed fathers and mothers, dear women, our youth, the entire multinational people of Uzbekistan on this wonderful holiday.
I wish you all good health, peace and prosperity.
We entered a new stage of our dynamic development. We have used all the opportunities for achieving our high goals in the Year of dialogue with people and human interests.
The outgoing year, despite some problems and difficulties, has become successful for the country due to self-sacrificing labor of our people.
Most importantly, the attitude of the state to a citizen is changing. Serving people became the main life principle for us.
All this is reflected in the daily life of people. Confidence in the future is growing.
In 2017, our foreign policy activity was fruitful. Especially – in developing relations with neighboring countries on a fundamentally new basis.
This contributes to further strengthening the situation of mutual trust, friendship and cooperation in our region.
Such a strategic course will consistently and actively continue in 2018.
Taking this opportunity, I sincerely congratulate all people of the countries of the distant and near abroad on the New Year, I wish peace and prosperity to all.
We named the new year 2018 as the Year of supporting active entrepreneurship, innovative ideas and technologies.
Today, when we are building our future, we should focus on these priority tasks.
This is the rightest way, especially in the current conditions of aggravation of competition in the international arena.
In this regard, we have every reason to assert that 2018 will be decisive in development of Uzbekistan.
In the new year, as before, further increasing the level and quality of life, the real incomes of all strata of the population will be of special importance for us.
Strengthening the atmosphere of peace and stability, interethnic and civil harmony in the country will remain the main task for us.
We will pay special attention to expanding relations with our compatriots abroad.
I am sure that we will reach new milestones that we have determined for ourselves in 2018, all together and through selfless labor.
In these bright moments, we are entering the new year with new dreams and hopes.
I sincerely wish you all family happiness, success to your children and grandchildren!
May peace always reign in our country, may the life of our people be prosperous!
Happy New Year, my dear compatriots!
On the occasion of the New Year, 2018, heads of states and governments of foreign countries, heads of international organizations, companies and public figures are sending sincere congratulations, which are addressed to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
They are expressing best wishes of peace and tranquility, happiness, health and success to the Head of our state and people of Uzbekistan.
Congratulatory messages have been sent by:
President of the Russian Federation – Vladimir Putin
President of the People’s Republic of China – Xi Jinping
President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Nursultan Nazarbayev
President of the Kyrgyz Republic – Sooronbay Jeenbekov
President of the Republic of Tajikistan – Emomali Rahmon
President of Turkmenistan – Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan – Ilham Aliyev
President of the Republic of Belarus – Alexander Lukashenko
President of the Republic of Korea – Moon Jae-in
Prime Minister of Japan – Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom – Theresa May
Federal President of the Federative Republic of Germany – Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Federal Chancellor of the Federative Republic of Germany – Angela Merkel
Prime Minister of Spain – Mariano Rajoi
President of the Italian Republic – Sergio Mattarella
President of the Slovak Republic – Andrej Kiska
President of the Republic of Slovenia – Borut Pahor
President of the Republic of Poland – Andrzej Duda
King of Norway – Harald V
President of the European Council – Donald Tusk
President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan – Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran – Hassan Rouhani
President of the United Arab Emirates – Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
President of Mongolia – Khaltmaagiin Battulga
Prime Minister of the State of Israel – Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Dmitry Medvedev
Chairman of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation – Valentina Matvienko
Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China – Li Keqiang
Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress – Zhang Dejiang
Governor-General of New Zealand – Patsy Reddy
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the UAE, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi – Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Secretary-General of the SCO – Rashid Alimov
NATO Secretary General – Jens Stoltenberg
Director of the Executive Committee of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the SCO – Yevgeniy Sysoyev
Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – José Graziano da Silva
Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, the Head of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia – Natalia Gherman
Acting Secretary General of the Council of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly – Sergey Antufiev
President of the Interstate Aviation Council, Chairperson of the Interstate Aviation Committee – Tatiana Anodina
Chairman of “Mir” Interstate TV and Radio Company – Radik Batyrshin
President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) – Shinichi Kitaoka
President of the International Association of Children’s Funds – Albert Likhanov
Secretary General of the General Confederation of Trade Unions – Vladimir Shcherbakov
Metropolitan of Tashkent and Uzbekistan, Head of the Central Asian Metropolitan District – Vikentiy
UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan – Helena Fraser
Director of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research – Victor Matveev
Chairman of the Council of the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia – Yuri Shafranik
President of “Lukoil” oil and gas company – Vagit Alekperov
Rector of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics – Viktor Grishin
Head of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Uzbekistan – Eduards Stiprais
President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG – Joe Kaeser.
Congratulations keep coming.
Raising development of the national cinematography to a new level is the imperative of time
On December 29, a meeting devoted to the analysis of the ongoing activities on development of the national cinematography and film industry, addressing problems in the sphere was held under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The meeting was attended by the Prime Minister, heads of relevant ministries and departments, “Uzbekkino” National Agency and its creative organizations, representatives of cinematography.
Today, when the battle of ideas and ideologies for the consciousness and world outlook of people, especially youth is growing all over the world, we must more effectively use the enormous opportunities of the most mass form of art – cinema, said the Head of our state.
Priority tasks of modernization of all spheres of life of our society, defined in the Action Strategy on further development of Uzbekistan, also require the improvement of cinematography, creation of new opportunities for this. The resolution of the President of our country “On measures of further development of the national cinematography” of August 7, 2017, adopted for this purpose, serves as an important legal basis for the progressive development of art and cinema industry, strengthening the material and technical base of the sphere, training highly qualified personnel.
At the meeting it was noted that filmmakers, using their opportunities effectively, should direct all their strengths and creative energy to the execution of the most important task – making films about the ancient history of our people, feats of great ancestors, selfless labor of contemporaries, embodying their bright images on the screen and in general – promoting the upbringing of the younger generation in the spirit of ideas of independence.
The President of our country, speaking about the relevant tasks facing the sphere, emphasized the need for intensifying and systemic organization of activities on strengthening the material and technical base of cinematography, improving the qualification of young filmmakers, actors, operators and artists at leading film studios of the world, in higher education institutions in direction of culture and art.
There are colleges of culture and art in the regions of the country, Uzbekistan State Institute of Arts and Culture in the capital, its branches in Nukus and Kokand, said the Head of our state. The scientific and creative level, curricula and methods of these educational institutions, preparing scenarists and directors, operators and actors, should be brought in line with the requirements of the time.
At the meeting, special attention was paid to ensuring the competitiveness of the national cinematography and film industry in the world, training professional filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, artists and operators.
One more important issue – construction of new and reconstruction of existing cinemas in the regions was thoroughly discussed. There were 342 winter and summer cinemas in the country before 1996, 323 of which were privatized over the past years. Most of them are turned into shopping malls, halls for holding family celebrations, some are even demolished. Today, 8 out of 176 cinemas with different forms of ownership are in emergency condition, 65 require major repairs, almost half of the rest are not working.
These problems must be resolved for the development of cinematography in Uzbekistan at the modern level, said the Head of our state.
Film distribution system was criticized, the unsatisfactory activity of which limits the opportunities showing the created films, increasing the scope of cinema services rendered to the population.
The growing number of private film studios is a positive aspect. At the same time, it was noted that without professional knowledge, appropriate education, continuity of traditions of cinematography, it is impossible to create bright, talented films, to achieve the expected results.
Participation of private studios in competitions for state grants will create healthy creative competition, said the Head of our state. Where there is competition, there will definitely be progress. This is very important for the development of the national cinematography.
In the Year of supporting active entrepreneurship, innovative ideas and technologies, as in all spheres, special attention should be paid to the innovative development of the national film industry.
We must create a separate system for a broad international presentation, bringing to the foreign public our best works of literature, music and fine arts, performances, feature films based on national and universal values, said Shavkat Mirziyoyev. It is necessary to develop measures for translating these works into foreign languages, promoting them widely, ensuring active participation in international festivals, exhibitions and competitions.
At the meeting, heads of relevant organizations were given appropriate instructions on eliminating the existing deficiencies and problems in the sphere. In particular, the need for ensuring implementation of the adopted resolutions on development of cinematography, strengthening relations with foreign film studios and filmmakers, including for the purpose of co-production of films, was noted.
If we want to glorify our people and native Uzbekistan all over the world, this must be done first of all with the help of cinematography. We must direct all our strengths, use opportunities and creativity for achieving this goal, said the Head of our state.
On telephone conversation of Presidents of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
On December 30, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a telephone conversation with the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
The President of our country cordially congratulated the President of Turkmenistan on the coming New Year and conveyed warm wishes for peace, stability and prosperity to the fraternal people of Turkmenistan.
The leader of Turkmenistan, in turn, also sincerely congratulated the President and friendly multinational people of Uzbekistan on the occasion of the coming holiday, wished well-being and progress.
The heads of states noted with deep satisfaction that the outgoing 2017 was a historical period in development of traditionally close cooperation, strengthening bilateral relations of friendship and good neighborliness.
It was emphasized that regular contacts at the highest level brought cooperation between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to a qualitatively new level and filled it with concrete content.
Treaty on Strategic Partnership was signed during the state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Turkmenistan in March this year.
Contacts and practical cooperation in all areas has been significantly intensified. Major projects in the sphere of trade, production cooperation, energy, transport, agriculture, and others are being implemented.
Fruitful cooperation between the border regions is developing. A number of joint business and cultural events were successfully held.
Presidents emphasized the importance of further expanding multifaceted partnership between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, primarily the implementation of new projects and programs in trade and economic sphere.
As reported on the official website of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the heads of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan also exchanged views on current issues of international policy and regional cooperation.
Protocol to agreement on international road transport between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan comes into force
On 30 December 2017, a Protocol on Introduction of Amendments and Addenda to the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on the International Automobile Communication from 4 September 1996 came into force.
The protocol was adopted with a view to deepening mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of transport communications by expanding the scope of application of the intergovernmental Agreement.
According to the document, the parties provide and guarantee to each other a free transit regime across the territories of their states, as well as create favorable conditions for carrying out transportation along the Tashkent-Andijan-Osh-Irkeshtam-Kashgar automobile route.
Visit of the delegation of the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
On December 29, the delegation led by the Director General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM of the Russian Federation Alexey Likhachev arrived in Uzbekistan.
At the meeting with members of the delegation held in Tashkent, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan N.Otajonov and Director General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM A.Likhachev, noted that cooperation between Uzbekistan and Russia has been consistently developing in various areas. This visit is another important step towards further expansion and strengthening of relations between our countries.
At the meeting between the governments of Uzbekistan and Russia, an Agreement on cooperation in the field of using atomic energy for peaceful purposes, aimed at implementation of specific projects and scientific research in this field, was signed.
The document defines practical aspects of bilateral cooperation in the field of peaceful use of atomic energy. Such areas as production of radioisotopes and their use in industry, medicine and agriculture, scientific and fundamental research are perspective for the development of mutually beneficial cooperation.