DAILY NEWS HERALD
DAILY NEWS HERALD #85
Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan
May 2, 2018
STATE VISIT TO UZBEKISTAN OF THE PRESIDENT OF TURKEY.. 1
Visit of the President of Turkey to Uzbekistan was fruitful and informative. 1
Joint Statement by the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev. 2
Uzbekistan’s textile workers reported for the first quarter of the year 5
Wonder in the Steppe. 5
State Statistics Committee: Inflation in Uzbekistan reach 0.9% in April 7
International relationships. 8
South Korean delegation to visit Uzbekistan. 8
Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of republic of Uzbekistan.. 8
Government hour: Effective mechanisms for parliamentary control – in action. 8
International Chess Tournament dedicated to Georgiy Agzamov’s memory. 9
STATE VISIT TO UZBEKISTAN OF THE PRESIDENT OF TURKEY
Visit of the President of Turkey to Uzbekistan was fruitful and informative
On May 1, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Bukhara. The Head of the state met the President of the Republic of Turkey RecepTayyip Erdogan at Bukhara International Airport.
Presidents of the two countries will visit shrines and sights of the city.
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Shavkat Mirziyoyev and RecepTayyip Erdogan visited the mausoleum of BakhauddinNaqshband. Surahs from the Quran were read.
The Uzbek and Turkish people have one religion, similar spiritual values. Theologians and thinkers, who lived in the country, are equally revered in Turkey. Among them our great ancestor BakhauddinNaqshband.
The distinguished guest was told about his life, huge contribution to the development of Islamic science, the essence and significance of his idea of "Heart with Allah, hands in work."
In the years of independence, the mausoleum has become one of the most visited places of pilgrimage for our compatriots and foreign tourists.
The President of Turkey noted that Uzbekistan is the birthplace of outstanding thinkers and he highly respects the history and spirituality of our people.
The mausoleum made a great impression on Turkish guests.
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The President of Turkey RecepTayyip Erdogan, accompanied by the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, visited the regional museum of local lore Ark fortress in Bukhara.
Bukhara, located at an important crossroads of trade routes between the West and the East, has a rich and glorious past that indicates the way of life, creative potential, spirituality of our people, its socio-economic ties with other countries. Thousands of artifacts, archaeological finds, included in the collection of the regional museum of local lore, operating in the fortress of Ark, also tell about it.
The heads of states got acquainted with activities of the museum, inspected unique exhibits.
In the past, Bukhara played an important role in the region as a center for trade, culture and politics. The Ark served as a residence where the rulers received foreign ambassadors.
The Presidents visited the cathedral mosque on the territory of the museum-reserve. In the throne hall, preserved in the center of the fortress, artists from the region performed national songs praising friendship of people.
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President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and RecepTayyip Erdogan got acquainted with Poi-Kalan Complex near the Ark Fortress.
Every inch of Bukhara breathes history, monuments of the past testify to the great creative genius and spiritual potential of our ancestors. Kalan minaret, Kalan mosque and Mir Arab madrassah, built between XII and XVI centuries, stand out for their unique architectural solutions and special charm.
Kalan minaret, 46.5 meters high, is a unique monument and has almost 900 years of history.
Presidents became familiar with activity of secondary special Islamic educational institution operating in Mir-Arab madrassah. In its time, this school was the only Islamic educational institution in the territory of the former Soviet Union. Currently, young people from different regions of Uzbekistan are mastering religious and secular knowledge, foreign languages at this institution.
Members of the delegation also visited the Kalan mosque - one of the largest cathedral mosques in Uzbekistan.
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The distinguished guest got acquainted with exhibition of gold embroidery, jewelry, carpet weaving and pottery, organized in the historical part of Bukhara.
The exhibition that started from Ark Fortress to Lyabi-Khauzcomplex, became the embodiment of ancient handicraft traditions of Bukhara. The products created by hard work and inimitable skill of artisans cause admiration. Performances of folklore groups in Sayilgoh Street and Toki-Zargaron complex left unforgettable impression.
Thereupon, the state visit of the President of the Republic of Turkey RecepTayyip Erdogan to Uzbekistan ended.
The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat MIrziyoyev has seen off the distinguished guest at Bukhara International Airport.
Joint Statement by the President of the Republic of Turkey RecepTayyipErdoğan and the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev
Upon the invitation of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the President of the Republic of Turkey RecepTayyipErdoğan paid a state visit to Uzbekistan on 29 April - 1 May 2018.
1. During the negotiations, which took place in an atmosphere of friendship, mutual understanding, openness and constructive environment, the Heads of States discussed the current state and prospects for further development of strategic relations between the two brotherly countries, expanding and deepening bilateral cooperation in political, trade-economic, cultural and other areas, reaching concrete arrangements on them, as well as exchanged views on the current regional and international issues of mutual concern.
Heads of States noted that this visit provided a useful opportunity to review the progress achieved in relations between Turkey and Uzbekistan during the state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Turkey on 26-27 October 2017. They reconfirmed their commitment to the Joint Statement by the Presidents signed following the aforementioned visit, which outlines the main aspects of long-term cooperation between the two countries, and announced that the relations between Uzbekistan and Turkey have reached a level of strategic partnership.
In this regard, the Presidents expressed their determination to make further efforts to implement the reached arrangements on strengthening mutual ties in the spheres of economy, finance, trade, industry, investment, tourism, transport and logistics, defense, culture, education, personnel training, science, health, youth and sports, librarianship, as well as in other areas with potential for further development.
2. The Presidents welcomed the establishment of Turkey-Uzbekistan High Level Strategic Cooperation Council, with a view to institutionalizing Strategic Partnership between Turkey and Uzbekistan, as well as approved the working procedures of the Council in accordance with the annex.
3. The Heads of States noted with satisfaction the increase of contacts and the strengthening of cooperation between the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan as well as expressed their support for further development of relations between the two Parliaments.
4. The Presidents underlined the strategic nature of the further expansion of mutually beneficial trade-economic cooperation between the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The Heads of States noted with satisfaction the considerable increase in bilateral trade turnover between the two countries in 2017, and reaffirmed their commitment to elevate its volume to 5 billion US Dollars in the coming years.
To that end, the Presidents expressed their support for the regular and successful meetings of the Joint Uzbek-Turkish intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation, and underlined the importance of concluding the Preferential Trade Agreement as soon as possible.
The Uzbek side expressed its readiness to export a wide range of industrial, textile, chemical, food, agricultural and other goods of high demand on the Turkish market.
It was noted that the effective functioning of the Uzbek-Turkish trade House established in Istanbul promotes further increase in the volume of bilateral goods turnover.
The Sides agreed to encourage establishing Centers for supporting entrepreneurs in both countries with a view to further expanding cooperation between representatives of business circles in the two States, as well as protecting their rights and legitimate interest.
The Presidents underlined their conviction that the Business Forum held in Tashkent on 30 April, 2018 in the framework of this visit will give a new impetus to the growth of investment and entrepreneurial activity of Turkish investors in Uzbekistan and Uzbek businessmen in Turkey.
5. The Turkish side reiterated its intention to further encourage Turkish entrepreneurs to invest in Uzbekistan, while the Uzbek side reaffirmed its readiness to provide the necessary assistance in easing access and facilitating procedures for Turkish investors.
6. Both Sides reaffirmed their support to exploring opportunities for establishing and developing cooperation and sharing information/experience in the fields of energy and mining; including renewable energy, energy efficiency and hydrocarbons.
7. The Sides expressed their desire to stir up bilateral cooperation on water resources by sharing their best practices in research and development, implementation of innovative water-saving technologies and other related fields.
The Sides agreed to maintain close cooperation in agricultural sector, to organize training programs for Uzbek experts in Turkey and to raise mutual trade of agricultural equipment and products.
An agreement was reached to develop joint projects and organize workshops in the field of forestry and combating desertification.
8. The Presidents confirmed that deepening of close cooperation in the field of transport and developing transit corridors that provide the shortest and most effective access to foreign markets is of key importance for expanding international trade between countries and regions.
The Heads of States welcomed the launch of direct flights between Istanbul and Samarkand and expressed their commitment to furthering relations in civil aviation, increasing the number of regular flights in current destinations as well as introducing new ones.
In order to promote competitiveness and attractiveness of international transport routes running through the territories of the two countries, the Parties reaffirmed their readiness to continue systemic mutually beneficial cooperation aimed at further optimizing tariffs and providing preferential terms for the transit of foreign trade goods.
9. Both Leaders reaffirmed their support to further expanding financial, scientific-technical and innovative cooperation between the two countries and positively assessed the activity of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) in this domain.
10. The Turkish side welcomed introducing a visa free travel to Uzbekistan for Turkish citizens as of 10 February 2018. Given that Turkey has been implementing visa free regime for Uzbekistan citizens since 2007, the two countries have great potential for furthering cooperation in the field of tourism and economy as well as strengthening cultural and humanitarian ties between the two nations.
11. The Presidents noted with satisfaction the intensification of contacts and cooperation in the areas of defense, defense industry as well as in military-technical issues through the implementation of joint programs and the exchange of experience, which will also contribute to regional peace and stability.
The Sides spoke in favor of further strengthening cooperation betweenthe defense authorities and the armed forces of the two countries, expanding cooperation in exchanging experience in the field of military education, mutual participation of their armed forces personnel in training programs and exercises organized by the other Party.
12. The two Presidents reiterated their determination in the fight against terrorism, violent extremism, illegal migration, drug trafficking, transnational organized crime and other threats and security challenges, as well as their intentions to strengthen and diversify cooperation both at bilateral and multilateral levels, by utilizing joint mechanisms.
13. The Turkish side expressed its support for the efforts of Uzbekistan and other brotherly countries to enhance the high-level political dialogue in Central Asia, to strengthen mutual understanding, confidence, good-neighborhood and closer regional cooperation, aiming at transforming Central Asia into a stable, economically developed and prosperous region.
In this context, it was noted with satisfaction the successful holding of the International Conference on Security and Sustainable Development in Central Asia on 10-11 November 2017 in Samarkand under the auspices of the United Nations "Central Asia: Shared Past and Common Future, Cooperation for Sustainable Development and Mutual Prosperity ".
14. The Presidents reiterated their will to strengthen peace, security and stability at the regional and global levels and reaffirmed their commitment to further expanding mutually beneficial cooperation within the framework of the United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and other international and regional institutions.
The Turkish side supported the initiatives of the Uzbek side on the development and promotion of the UN General Assembly resolutions on "Strengthening regional and international cooperation for ensuring peace, stability and sustainable development in the Central Asian region" and "Education and Religious Tolerance", the UN Convention on the Rights of Youth, holding the second summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on science and technology in Uzbekistan in 2020.
15. The Turkish side expressed its willingness for further developing the cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States, and noted with satisfaction the growing interest of the Uzbek side in the activities of the Organization.
16. The Presidents emphasized the importance of expeditious initiation of a comprehensive, Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with the firm support of regional and global partners.
Noting with satisfaction their efforts and similar approaches for stabilization and reconstruction of Afghanistan, the two Presidents called for advancing bilateral dialogue and interaction as well as cooperation at multilateral fora on matters related to Afghanistan.
In this context, the Presidents expressed their readiness for close partnership in implementing the Tashkent Declaration adopted at the International Conference on Afghanistan with theme “Peace Process, Security Cooperation and Regional Connectivity” held in Uzbekistan on 26-27 March 2018 and also in the framework of the “Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process”.
17. The Presidents highly appreciated the steps taken by the scientific, cultural and educational institutions of the two countries to strengthen cooperation in the field of culture, science and education, on the basis of centuries-old historical ties and common spiritual and cultural values. They confirmed their support for the intensification of efforts to implement specific projects, such as the opening of cultural centers, the exchange of scientists and students, as well as the organization of various cultural events including joint archives exhibitions, cinematographic co-productions.
18. The Heads of States called for further expansion of collaboration between foreign offices, including the training of diplomatic personnel.
19. The Presidents expressed their readiness to further development of close cooperation in the field of higher education, including through the allocation of scholarships to citizens of the other country for bachelor's and master's studies.
20. The Heads of States expressed their confidence that productive meetings, as well as the documents signed in the course of this state visit, will serve to consolidate brotherly relations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Turkey based on equality and mutual benefits.
21. The President of the Republic of Turkey RecepTayyipErdoğan expressed his gratitude to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and the entire Uzbek nation for the hospitality and warm welcome extended to the Turkish Delegation and invited the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to pay a visit to Turkey to attend the first meeting of the Turkey-Uzbekistan High Level Strategic Cooperation Council at a mutually convenient date, to be agreed through diplomatic channels.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev
President of the Republic of Turkey RecepTayyipErdoğan
Tashkent, 30 April 2018
(Source: Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)
Uzbekistan’s textile workers reported for the first quarter of the year
“Uztuqimachiliksanoat” (Uzbekistan Textile Industry) Association held a briefing devoted to the analysis of the results of work in the first quarter of this year, including the execution of the requirements of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan of December 14, 2017 “On measures for accelerated development of textile, sewing and knitting industry”. This was reported by the Press Service of the Association.
A certain increase in a number of industry indicators has been achieved for the first quarter of this year. In particular, enterprises of the industry produced 13.2 thousand tons of yarn in the 1st quarter of 2018; 6.1 million square meters of fabrics; 11.2 million pieces of apparel and knitwear, more than for the corresponding period of 2017.
One of the main tasks of “Uztuqimachiliksanoat” Association is creation of cotton-textile clusters. The total area of cotton cultivation on the cotton-textile clusters in Uzbekistan amounted to almost 160 thousand hectares of land.
Two schools in Uzbekistan began testing samples of school uniforms. The experiment on introducing a school uniform takes place at school No. 91 in Tashkent city and at school No. 4 in Syrdarya region. According to parents, they noted high quality, weariness and convenience of the tested samples.
According to the agreements reached, during the period from May 22 to June 5, 2018, the AcadémieInternationale de Coupe de Paris (AICP) in Paris will hold training courses for representatives of garment production companies under “Uztuqimachiliksanoat” Association and domestic designers.
During the reporting period, 29 projects were launched, 7 new enterprises were put into operation within the framework of the Program of measures on further development of textile, sewing and knitting industry for 2017-2019.
Wonder in the Steppe
Lukoil has put into operation the Kandym Gas Processing Complex (KGPC) in the Bukhara region of Uzbekistan.
The launch date – April 19 – was chosen not accidentally: the erection of one of the most modern industrial facilities in the country started two years ago sharp – on 19 April 2016. To meet the symbolic date, builders of the complex, a consortium of companies led by South Korean Hyundai Engineering, completed all works eight months ahead of the original schedule. The total cost of the project exceeded $ 3.4 billion.
The Kandym GPC is Lukoil’s major investment project in Uzbekistan by far. Its implementation will help create more than two thousand jobs, while at the peak of construction works it involved about 10,000 workers. In the meantime, for comparison, only about three thousand people work in different enterprises of the Russian company in Uzbekistan.
“We, in Uzbekistan, highly appreciate and value the existing Uzbek-Russian relations of strategic partnership and alliance built on the principles of trust, mutual support, reciprocal benefit and consideration of common interests. The agreements reached on the results of our summit meetings afforded a powerful impetus and opened up extensive opportunities to further the cooperation between our two nations. Russia is traditionally our major trading and investment partner. Our key strategic partner, proven by time and life itself, is Lukoil, one of the world leaders in the energy sector,” President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said at the ceremony.
Russia’s Minister of Energy Alexander Novak read out the text of the greeting of President Vladimir Putin to the participants of the opening ceremony of the Kandym Gas Processing Complex.
“The implementation of this complex, high-tech project was made possible thanks to the well-coordinated creative work of Russian and Uzbek specialists, competent managerial decisions of the Lukoil leadership and its partners from the friendly Uzbekistan. Constructed on the basis of advanced technical developments, taking into account the cutting-edge requirements of production safety, labor and environmental protection, the new gas processing complex will become one of the largest in Central Asia,” Vladimir Putin stressed in the greeting message.
With a capacity of 8 billion cubic meters of gas a year, the complex will process hydrogen sulphide gas to produce purified ‘blue fuel’, stable gas condensate and commercial sulfur. The facility consists of two production lines, terminals for the shipment of commodity goods, including gas supply for export through the main gas pipeline.
“The Kandym Gas Processing Complex is a unique project that became the embodiment of the most daring technical ideas and advanced world technologies. It is implemented as soon as possible and with strict adherence to the framework of approved budgets. I am grateful to the leadership for the trust in our company, which we are pleased to uphold once again,” said Lukoil president VagitAlekperov.
Gas will be supplied to the facility from the Kandym group of gas fields consisting of six separate gas condensate sections – Kandym, Kuvachi-Alat, Akkum, Parsankul, Khoji, WesternKhoji, located in the Karakul region, near the border with Turkmenistan. 77 wells have already been drilled and a modern system for collecting natural gas has been created.
“The commissioning of the complex will allow for launching the prepared well stock and achieving the project production shelf at the Kandym field in the shortest possible time. GPC is one of the most ambitious investment projects of the company in the fuel and energy sector, demonstrating the development and consolidation of Russia’s economic ties with reliable partners in the post-Soviet space in conditions of turbulence in world politics,” Lukoil said in a statement.
The construction of the Kandym Gas Processing Complex was carried out within the framework of the production sharing agreement concluded with the government of Uzbekistan for a period of 35 years until 2039. In 2015, the document was extended for another seven years – through to 2046.
Total investment in all Lukoil projects in Uzbekistan today exceeded $ 7 billion. For 15 years of work in the country, the company took part in the largest projects – the development of Khauzak, Shady, South-West Gissar and Kandym fields.
(Source: NA «Uzbekistan Today»)
State Statistics Committee: Inflation in Uzbekistan reach 0.9% in April
In April 2018, the growth of prices and tariffs in the consumer market of Uzbekistan averaged 0.9%. Goods for the month became more expensive by 0.4%, services - by 2.7%, the Uzbek State Statistics Committee said.
Compared with the dynamics of the price index to the previous months of 2018, in April of this year, the growth of tariffs for services significantly outstripped the increase in prices for goods.
Analysis of the effect of price changes on major groups over the past period shows that the increase in prices for goods ensured the increase in the composite consumer price index (CPI) by 0.3 percentage points (pp), services by 0.6 percentage points.
As already noted, food products in April became more expensive only by 0.3%, which ensured a total increase in the CPI by 0.1 percentage points.
From the main groups of food products, the leadership in the growth and decrease in prices belongs, respectively, to fruit and vegetable products and eggs.
From the other food products, the most significant decrease in the price of eggs - by 7.5% and sugar - by 3.6%, which, to a large extent, is due to the saturation of the market with these products.
The level of average prices for other types of food products has not undergone significant changes.
In April, relative stabilization of the growth rates of prices for non-food products was observed. For a month, prices for them increased insignificantly (by an average of 0.4%), which led to an increase in the CPI by 0.2 pp.
The prices for building materials, household textiles, kitchen utensils and appliances, fuel for cars increased most significantly.
In April 2018, the growth rates of prices for building materials slightly decreased, although they exceeded the average group increase in prices for non-food products.
The main increase in prices was noted for brick - by 3.6%, cement - by 2.5%, paints - by 1.6%, wallpapers - by 1.0%.
As for the price index for fuel for cars, it should be noted that it was formed under the influence of rising methane prices in a number of regions (an average increase of 8.4% in the country) and a drop in prices for propane in all regions of the country by an average of 18.7%.
The level of prices for clothing and footwear was influenced by seasonal trends: clothes and footwear for the spring-summer season became more expensive, while prices for insulated clothing and winter footwear declined.
Services for the population for the month on average became more expensive by 2.7%. This ensured the growth of the consolidated CPI by 0.6 p.p.
The growth of tariffs in the housing and communal services sector led to an increase in the CPI by 0.5 percentage points, and had a major impact on the increase in the average level of tariffs in general in the service sector.
By the decision of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan, from 1 April 2018, higher tariffs for electricity and gas for the population were put into effect throughout the republic.
It should be noted that the contributions of the members of the PHA for the maintenance of common property have increased in five regions (Bukhara, Kashkadarya, Samarkand, Syrdarya regions and Tashkent), and liquefied gas has risen in all regions, with the exception of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and Khorezm region.
The increase in fees for the removing of domestic wastes is registered only in Jizzakh and Navoi regions.
Sports services have risen in price due to the increase in the cost of monthly season tickets for visiting sports and recreational facilities and swimming pools in Tashkent and Kashkadarya region.
Services for the repair of furniture and household goods rose by an average 1.9%, house repairs by 1.5%, clothing by 1.4%, hairdressers and cosmetologists by 1.3%, which was reflected in the increase CPI for household services by 1.3%.
Passenger transport services became more expensive due to the increase in tariffs for air transport by 4.9%. At the same time, the nature of tariff changes was reflected in the increase in the cost of tickets for flights to CIS countries and international destinations, while tickets for flights to the cities of the republic became cheaper due to the depreciation of the euro against the national currency.
South Korean delegation to visit Uzbekistan
On May 2, 2018, a delegation of the Republic of Korea led by the Chairman of the Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation, Song Young-gil, arrives in Uzbekistan.
It is expected that the South Korean delegation will be received by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The program of the visit includes meetings and negotiations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Institute for Strategic and International Studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, during which it is planned to discuss prospects for further development and strengthening of cooperation between Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea.
(Source: Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)
Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of republic of Uzbekistan
Government hour: Effective mechanisms for parliamentary control – in action
Government hour was held at the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Regulations of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan” and “On parliamentary control”. It should be noted that this practice is used for the first time in the history of the national parliament.
Based on the results of the study of the state of socio-economic development of territories, sectors of the economy and social sphere, as well as appeals from citizens, on the proposal of factions of political parties in the lower house, held by deputies, the agenda of the Government hour included issues “On the work carried out for providing the population of the republic with clean drinking water and rational use of drinking water”, as well as “On the state of providing the population and medical institutions with affordable and qualitative medicines and medical supplies, in particular, creation of social pharmacies at places”.
Heads of ministries of housing-and-municipal services and healthcare services of Republic Uzbekistan were invited for granting deputies the information and detailed answers to their questions.
During the event, government representatives provided information on the issues forwarded by deputies, answered to their additional questions in detail.
Following the event, the committees of the Legislative Chamber were given recommendations on development of proposals on improving the current legislation in this sphere and law enforcement practice, at the same time it was decided to ensure effective parliamentary control over activities in this direction.
(Source: Information Service of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan)
International Chess Tournament dedicated to GeorgiyAgzamov’s memory
Traditional International Tournament “Tashkent Open”, dedicated to the memory of the first Uzbek grandmaster GeorgiyAgzamov, was held in Tashkent.
The competition, organized by the Chess Federation of Uzbekistan, was attended by about 200 chess players from Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Ukraine, Belgium, Iran, Spain, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and other countries along with Uzbek chess players.
In the competitions, held according to the Swiss system, Kirill Stupak from Belarus took the first place with 7.5 points. OrtikNigmatov and NodirbekYakubbayev with 7 points took the second and third places respectively.
In the competitions among women, GulruhbegimTakhirjanova, NadiraNadirjanova and SarvinozKurbanbayeva reached the highest step of the podium.
Our fellow compatriots AkromTashkhujayev, AkmalFayzullayev, SarvarbekAlimjanov, UlugbekKhudoyberganov and SitoraSaparova also became winners in their age categories.