Public Relations and Mass Media Department of the MFA

September 10, 2018




economy.. 1

Latest trends in textile industry discussed in Tashkent 1

free economic zoneS. 2

Free economic zone “Namangan” created in Uzbekistan. 2

Central Asia - the priority of foreign policy of Uzbekistan.. 2

Inter-MFA Consular Consultations in Ashgabat 2

Kazakhstan delegation to visit Uzbekistan. 2

International relationships. 3

On the upcoming meeting of India – Central Asia dialogue. 3

Society.. 3

Uzbekistan is a country living by the principles of internationalism and tolerance. 3

International Forum of Maqom Art.. 3

Maqom art and its role in the world civilization. 3


20 Artificial Kidney Centers to Boost Medical Services. 4











Latest trends in textile industry discussed in Tashkent

The International Textile Conference of Uzbekistan “Uzbekistan Textile Conference” was held on 4 September 2018 devoted to the latest trends of the industry, development of international textile technologies, certification and digital marketing, scientific research in the development of “smart” textiles.

The organizer of the event was the Association of Textile and Sewing and Knitting Industries of Uzbekistan “Uztekstilprom”.

The international textile conference "Uzbekistan Textile Conference" is organized under the auspices of the International Conference of Textile Manufacturers (ITMF), which is held within the framework of the International Exhibition "Uztextile Expo 2018" and is dedicated to the development of the textile industry.

About 250 delegates from 18 countries of the world, representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Ministry of Economy, Foreign Trade, State Customs Committee, enterprises of the industry took part in the conference.

In the opening ceremony of the conference, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Nodir Otajonov delivered a welcome speech on behalf of the Government.

Otjononov said in his speech: “The choice of the topic of this event is by no means accidental. This is due primarily to the fact that the priority of the accelerated development of the textile industry since the first days of independence of Uzbekistan was the most important engine in the development of the economy of our state.”

Plenary session was opened by the Chairman of the Association "Uztekstilprom" Ilkhom Khaidarov. In his presentation “The Strategy for Development of the Textile Industry in Uzbekistan”, he noted that comprehensive measures are being implemented in the republic, aimed at creating a wide range of high-quality textile and sewing-knitted products, deepening the localization of its production, and increasing the export potential of local producers. Over the past period, the necessary legal framework and favorable conditions for development of the textile and apparel and knitwear industry have been formed.

Uzbekistan improves the system of standardization and certification in the field of the textile industry in order to ensure accelerated development of the textile industry and expand production of high-quality and competitive finished products.

Uzbekistan plans to create 13 textile clusters. The clusters can independently conclude direct contracts of contracting for the cultivation and supply of raw cotton with farms.

The international textile conference "Uzbekistan Textile Conference" brought together the leading participants of the world textile market to discuss prospects and conclude mutually beneficial contracts. Representatives of textile business from Germany, Switzerland, South Korea, China, Russia, India, Japan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, the USA, France, Russia and Egypt took part in it this year.

During the forum, the participants discussed development trends of textile clusters, projects for implementation of environmental cotton, issues of certification of textile products for the European market, expansion of the range of textile products, increase in export volume, current state and prospects of the world textile industry, the legal regulation of relations in the field of electronic commerce, technology in the textile and clothing industry, trends in the fashion industry.

The Bangladeshi model for the growth of the textile industry of Uzbekistan was also considered.

Participants of the event, along with a discussion of the current state and prospects of the global cotton fiber market, familiarized themselves with the conditions created to attract foreign investments to the textile industry of Uzbekistan.

Foreign participants of the conference expressed great interest and readiness to cooperate with Uzbekistan. This was facilitated by the meetings held in the B2B and B2C format, which will discuss new projects for the development of the textile industry.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

free economic zoneS

Free economic zone “Namangan” created in Uzbekistan

Free economic zone “Namangan” was established in Chust district of Namangan region of Uzbekistan.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree on creating a free economic zone “Namangan” 20 August.

The economic establishment will create new modern production in the sphere of deep processing, storage and packaging of fruit and vegetable and agricultural products, textile, shoe and leather goods, food, electrical industry, machine and automobile manufacturing, construction materials production.

The decree noted that the FEZ “Namangan” was established for 30 years with the possibility of extending this term. Special tax, customs and currency regimes operate on its territory.

Participants of FEZ “Namangan” will receive tax and customs privileges in accordance with the legislation of Uzbekistan.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

Central Asia - the priority of foreign policy of Uzbekistan

Inter-MFA Consular Consultations in Ashgabat

On September 5-6, 2018 in accordance with the Cooperation Program between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan for 2017-2018, regular Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan consultations on consular issues were held in Ashgabat.

At the meeting, a positive assessment of interaction of the parties was given on implementation of the provisions of the Minsk Convention by the parties. At the same time, as it was emphasized, expansion of economic and migration processes between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan requires intensification of interaction between the competent authorities of the two countries, including issues of timely consideration and execution of requests by authorized bodies, sending relevant notifications concerning citizens of one country to the territory of another country in a timely manner.

The consultations were held in a traditionally friendly, constructive and benevolent atmosphere. Following the event, a Protocol was signed.

(Source: Web site of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

Kazakhstan delegation to visit Uzbekistan

On September 12, 2018, a delegation of the Republic of Kazakhstan led by the Secretary of State, the Chairman of the National Commission on Women and Family Demographic Policy under the President of Kazakhstan Gulshara Abdykalikova will arrive in the city of Tashkent.

The program of the visit includes participation in the Business Forum of women entrepreneurs of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and joint cooperation exchange.

Kazakhstan delegation will also visit the city of Samarkand.

(Source: Web site of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

International relationships

On the upcoming meeting of India – Central Asia dialogue

On September 13-14, 2018, Samarkand will host the 5th meeting of India – Central Asia dialogue.

The event will be organized by Information and Analytical Center for International Relations in cooperation with Indian Council of World Affairs. 

The Indian delegation, consisting of representatives of authoritative think tanks of this country, will be led by Minister of State for External Affairs of the Republic of India Mobashar Jawad Akbar. The event will also be attended by leading scientists and experts from Central Asian countries.

Issues of current dynamics of regional cooperation in Central Asia, joint counteraction to threats and challenges of stable development, as well as development of relevant proposals and recommendations on deepening interaction of Central Asian countries with India in the spheres of politics, economy, security and culture will be discussed at the forum.

(Source: Web site of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)


Uzbekistan is a country living by the principles of internationalism and tolerance

At the international conference on “Implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination: International and National Standards” that was held at the Committee on Interethnic Relations and Friendly Ties with Foreign Countries under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, issues of implementation of the state policy on interethnic relations were discussed.

The event, organized by the National Center for Human Rights of the Republic of Uzbekistan and OSCE Project Coordinator in Uzbekistan, was attended by senators, deputies, representatives of diplomatic corps, as well as ministries, agencies and relevant organizations.

It was noted that in the process of reforms in Uzbekistan, special attention is paid to ensuring and strengthening friendship and harmony among representatives of different nationalities living in the country. In this process, a significant role is played by the work carried out by the national cultural centers operating in the country, friendship societies and their support from the state.

Proposals on implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, fulfillment of targets on the eighth and ninth national report, and preparation of the next national report were considered at the event.

(Source: UzA)

International Forum of Maqom Art

Maqom art and its role in the world civilization

The first International Forum of Maqom Art continues in Shakhrisabz. This forum is significant in its scope, thematic coverage and a large number of participants. The event is attended by artists from 73 countries.

At the scientific-practical conference on “The maqom art and its role in the world civilization”, held within the framework of the forum, famous scientists engaged in the study of maqom art are taking part with their scientific reports.

Leading scientists and musicologists from 19 countries, in particular, from Uzbekistan, the USA, France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, South Korea, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Egypt, Iraq, Tunisia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh are attending the conference.

Presentation of books “Bukhoro shoshmaqomi”, “Khorazm dutor maqomlari va olti yarim maqomi” by Otanazar Matyokubov, “Uzbek maqomlari” by Ravshan Yunusov, master classes in traditions of “master – apprentice” school by masters of maqom art of the country will be held within the framework of the scientific conference.

(Source: UzA)


20 Artificial Kidney Centers to Boost Medical Services

Within the framework of the International Investment Forum held in the Jizzakh region, the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan inked an agreement on cooperation with the renowned German company VAMs GmbH. The ceremony of signing the document took place with the participation of the Minister of Health Alisher Shadmanov and the managing director of the company Israil Itzhakov. The purpose of this cooperation is the implementation of an investment project in the field of nephrologic and hemodialysis assistance to the population of our country.

It is worth noting that chronic renal failure is a decrease in kidney function. Treatment of such patients in the terminal stage is carried out by only two methods: program hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplantation. Hemodialysis is a procedure that takes on the main function of the kidneys – purification of blood from metabolic products. In Uzbekistan, about 2,600 patients are in the terminal stage of renal failure, and for each of them the availability of hemodialysis is important.

Within the framework of the above-mentioned cooperation, it is envisaged to attract private investments into the healthcare system of the nation, to create an industrial complex for the production of medical goods and pharmaceutical products in the field of nephrology. The existing hemodialysis units will be modernized in the medical institutions of our country and a complete renovation of their medical equipment fleet will be carried out. On the principles of public-private partnership there will be up to 20 new medical clinics for hemodialysis. As a pilot project, it is planned to open an interdistrict hemodialysis center in the city of Jizzakh in 2019. A plant will also be built to produce medical materials for hemodialysis.

The intended volume of investments under this agreement is $ 27 million in the period until 2022.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


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