Public Relations and Mass Media Department of the MFA

April 30, 2019




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President of Uzbekistan speaks with Kyrgyzstan’s President over the phone. 1

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State shares in “Fargonaazot”, “Kyzylkumcement”, Coca-Cola Uzbekistan put up for sale. 1

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State shares in “Fargonaazot”, “Kyzylkumcement”, Coca-Cola Uzbekistan put up for sale. 1


US dollar on the rise against the weakening Uzbek soum.. 2


InnoWeek.uz – another negotiating opportunity. 2

festival “Boysun Bahori-2019”. 2

Boysun Bahori folklore festival takes place in Surkhandarya. 2







President of Uzbekistan speaks with Kyrgyzstan’s President over the phone

On April 29, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev spoke with the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov over the phone.

The heads of state noted with deep satisfaction the steady positive trend of consistently expanding and strengthening the centuries-old friendship and good neighborliness between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, development of multifaceted cooperation in various fields.

The trade turnover and scale of industrial cooperation is growing dynamically, mutually beneficial interaction in energy, transport and agriculture is being carried out.

Meetings of the Council of Khokims of the Border Regions and the Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Commission showed that there is enormous potential and determination for further expanding the partnership.

The importance of consistent implementation of previously reached agreements, full utilization of opportunities for interregional cooperation, as well as deepening cultural and humanitarian ties was emphasized.

The Presidents paid particular attention to the consideration of regional infrastructure projects. In particular, the importance and economic relevance of implementing the project on building China – Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan railway was noted.

The parties noted with satisfaction the mutual understanding between all the participants of this project and their readiness for further cooperation.

Views were exchanged on current issues of regional and international agenda.

In conclusion, the heads of state reaffirmed their determination to comprehensively develop mutually beneficial cooperation, strengthen traditional Uzbekistan – Kyrgyzstan friendship, good-neighborliness and strategic partnership for the benefit and in the interests of the two fraternal peoples.

(Source: UzA)


State shares in “Fargonaazot”, “Kyzylkumcement”, Coca-Cola Uzbekistan put up for sale

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree on measures to further improve the mechanisms for attracting foreign direct investment in the economy of Uzbekistan, which provides for the sale of state-owned shares in 29 large industrial enterprises and banks.

The list includes state-owned blocks of shares in the authorized capital of economic entities in the chemical, oil and gas industry, mechanical engineering, banking and insurance organizations. Among the largest are JSC “Fargonaazot” (48.05%), “Kyzylkumcement” (35.9%), Kungrad Soda Plant (51%), Dekhkanabad Soda Plant (over 51%), Angren Thermal Power Plant (99%), “Kvarts” (74.98%), Coca-Cola Uzbekistan (57%), Novo-Angren TPP (99.59%) and others.

The President instructed the State Commission, within two weeks, to determine the market value of the shares and conduct tenders for the sale of state property to potential investors.

(Source: Web site «kun.uz»)



State shares in “Fargonaazot”, “Kyzylkumcement”, Coca-Cola Uzbekistan put up for sale


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US dollar on the rise against the weakening Uzbek soum

The Central Bank (CB) of Uzbekistan has established new exchange rates of foreign currencies for the purpose of accounting, statistical and other reporting on foreign exchange transactions, as well as calculation of customs and other obligatory payments, which will be effective from April 30, 2019.

According to the Central Bank, the US dollar increased in value by 4.13 soums (currency rates of CB RU from 30.04.2019, 1$= 8445.49 soums) and reached the mark of 8445.49 soums.

The euro, in the meantime, dropped by 78.12 soums and amounted to 9,415.03 soums.

The Russian ruble also fell by 1.51 soums and is now equal to 130.27 soums.

It should be noted that the Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan does not undertake the responsibility of selling or buying those currencies at a fixed price.

(Source: Kun.uz)


InnoWeek.uz – another negotiating opportunity

The Ministry of Innovative Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan plans to hold Innovative Ideas Week “InnoWeek.uz” on October 29-31, 2019 at the National Exhibition Complex Uzexpocentre.

Representatives of scientific and innovation centers, both local and foreign, investment funds, technology agencies, technoparks and business incubators, representatives of business circles of Uzbekistan and foreign countries and leading scientists are invited to the event. It is expected that the Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry 2011 Dan Shechtman will visit the event.

This is a great opportunity to become acquainted with new innovative technologies, attract foreign investment and find reliable partners. International Innovation Fair, International Innovation and Investment Forum and International Robotics Championship will be held within the InnoWeek.uz, which is held for the second time.

(Source: UzA)

festival “Boysun Bahori-2019”

Boysun Bahori folklore festival takes place in Surkhandarya

On 27 and 28 April, the traditional Boysun Bahori folklore festival was held in the village of Padang in Baysun district.

The festival “Boysun Bahori” is a celebration of unique cultures! In modern times, sometimes unique rituals and traditions are lost, and only in places far from major cities you can still see a particular culture. The press service of the State Committee for Tourism of the Republic of Uzbekistan reports.

The purpose of this festival is to collect and show the heritage of the past, which is carefully preserved not only in Baysun, but also in other regions of Uzbekistan.

In 2001, UNESCO recognized the Baysun culture as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage. And in 2002, the first folk festival Boysun Bahori took place.

The Baysun distict is very beautiful in spring, when the surrounding mountains are covered with greenery and flowering meadows - this is why this event is held at this time of year and therefore it is called “Boysun Bahori” (Baysun spring).

In the foothills of Baysun district, in the venue of the event, there is a large camp with yurts and artisan stalls, where guests of the festival had the opportunity to get acquainted not only with folklore traditions and ideas, but also with handicraft creations of Uzbek architects, with bright national costumes, and of course with delicious Uzbek cuisine.

On the set stage in the camp, under the open sky, national melodies performed by folk ensembles and solo performers from all over the country sounded for the guests of the event.

(Source: UzDaily.com)



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