Public Relations and Mass Media Department of the MFA

May 6, 2019




president.. 1

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev offers condolences to Vladimir Putin. 1

Officially.. 1

Appointment 1

economy.. 1

Uzbekistan plans to increase employment share in the official sector up to 65% by 2021. 1


The law “On the privatization of non-agricultural land” to come into force on 1 July 2019. 2

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

Urgench hosts negotiations on Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan state border demarcation. 2

Society.. 3

Will Russian become an official language in Uzbekistan? Yuksalish nationwide movement comments. 3

















President Shavkat Mirziyoyev offers condolences to Vladimir Putin

The President of Uzbekistan sent condolences to the President of the Russian Federation in connection with casualties as a result of an emergency landing of an airplane at Sheremetyevo Airport.

According to the presidential press service, Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed his sincere sympathy to the families and friends of the victims, wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

It should be recalled that the Sukhoi Superjet 100, on the route Moscow-Murmansk, urgently returned on Sunday evening to Sheremetyevo Airport and made a harsh landing after 28 minutes of flight. The plane managed to land only at the second attempt due to adverse weather conditions. When landing, the aircraft broke down the racks and the engines caught fire. Passengers left the plane on an inflatable ladder. The aircraft burned out completely due to the fire.

The RF Investigative Committee reported that over 40 people died, including two children.

(Source: Kun.uz)



On May 4, 2019, the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the nineteenth plenary session appointed Bakhrom Babaev the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Republic of Poland, who previously worked as Counselor of the Embassy.

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


Uzbekistan plans to increase employment share in the official sector up to 65% by 2021

The Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations announced plans to reduce the unemployment rate by 2021 from the current 9.4% to 6.5–7%.

Speaking at a forum dedicated to the cooperation of Uzbekistan and the UAE in the field of labor, First Deputy Minister of Employment and Labor Relations Erkin Mukhitdinov reported on this.

According to the ministerial strategy, it is planned to achieve a reduction in the percentage of the unemployed by:

- state order for the creation of permanent jobs;

- state support for the development of entrepreneurial skills among the population;

- creating conditions for the export of labor resources abroad, especially to Turkey, South Korea, Japan and European countries.

In addition, it is planned to ensure the growth through retraining programs based on the needs of the labor market, issuance of patents for existing shadow types of professions, such as self-employed, taxi drivers and so on.

The ministry faces the challenge of creating and implementing a Single National Labor Information System. It will be integrated with the databases of other organizations to cover all employees, including employees of state organizations and private enterprises.

As part of the program to reduce the unemployment rate, employment centers will be created and social protection of the population will be improved.

The range of services they provide will be expanded, for example, the offer of vacancies in other regions of the country or abroad, training in entrepreneurial skills and others.

The ministry also plans to increase the share of employment in the official sector to 65% by 2021. Now it is 5.4 million people, or about 40% of the economically active population.

“We need to involve people in the formal sector of the economy so that they can pay taxes, have stable working conditions and receive decent wages. To do this, first of all, we must make the legislation more flexible, especially for remote workers, freelancers, self-employed. In addition, we are working on several methods of encouraging employment in the formal sector,” Erkin Mukhitdinov said.

The agency expects growth in remittances from labor migrants to $7.2 billion by 2021.

The following measures are planned to increase the share of organized labor migration:

- opening of the labor market for the private sector in order to develop the organized dispatch of labor migrants abroad;

- creation in each region of modern adaptation centers for migrant workers before being sent abroad;

- creation of foreign representative offices of the External Labor Migration Agency in Russia, the Republic of Korea and other countries;

- protection of the rights of workers abroad using the Fund’s resources to protect the rights and interests of citizens;

- introduction of a program for the reintegration of migrants, their involvement in business activities.

(Source: Kun.uz)


The law “On the privatization of non-agricultural land” to come into force on 1 July 2019

The Senate approved the Law “On the privatization of non-agricultural land”.

In accordance with the Law, the Cabinet of Ministers implements a unified state policy in the field of land privatization.

Privatization of land plots is carried out in the form of redemption of land plots, which are on permanent use (ownership) or lifelong inherited ownership and sale of land plots through an electronic online auction.

Land plots can be privatized by citizens and legal entities - residents of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Also, the Law defines types of land plots that are not subject to privatization. It is expected that this Law will come into force on 1 July 2019.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

Central Asia - the priority of foreign policy of Uzbekistan

Urgench hosts negotiations on Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan state border demarcation

The meeting of the working groups of the Joint Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan intergovernmental commission on the issues of delimitation and demarcation of the State border between the Republic of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan was held in Urgench from April 29 to May 5, 2019.

At the meeting, the parties considered the results of the joint field topographic and geodetic works at the interstate border and summarized the land balance calculation, as well as prepared a draft of the demarcation line at certain sections of the State border.

The issue of conducting aerial photography works for preparing demarcation maps was also discussed at the meeting.

The meeting traditionally took place in an atmosphere of friendship and mutual understanding.

Following the negotiations, the heads of the delegations Tulkin Abdullayev and Mamed Mamedov signed the relevant Protocol.

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


Will Russian become an official language in Uzbekistan? Yuksalish nationwide movement comments

Representatives of the Yuksalish nationwide movement commented on the proposal of the Uzbek “intelligentsia” to give the Russian language official status.

Over 80% of the population of Uzbekistan are Uzbeks, whose share in the total population is systematically increasing. There are also large communities of other nationalities. More than 10% are representatives of other peoples of Central Asia (about 5% - Tajiks, 3% - Kazakhs, 2% - Karakalpaks, 1% - Kyrgyz, as well as Turkmen and others). Russian and other Slavic peoples make up 10% of the republic’s population.

According to the law “On the state language”, official language of the country is the Uzbek language. Giving it the state status does not infringe the constitutional rights of nations and nationalities living in the territory of the republic in the use of their native language.  Citizens have the right to choose the language of international communication at their discretion.

At the same time, Uzbekistan respects the languages of all nations and nationalities living in the country and creates conditions for their development. The country's mass media is broadcast and published in several languages of nations and nationalities residing in Uzbekistan.

Taking into account the prevailing realities, the Yuksalish nationwide movement believes that it is not advisable to give exclusive status to a particular language. Because any growing linguistic influence from outside can become a threat to the native language and culture. So, for example, in Sweden, in various spheres in favor of the English language, they no longer use the Swedish language. There is a state loss of the Swedish language. In many countries with a colonial past, old colonial languages are the language of social life, while the mother tongue is used only for home use and informal everyday communication.

Underestimating the knowledge of other languages is harmful and serves as a brake on progressive development. However, we are witnessing how the modern Uzbek language has changed, including the literary one - words of foreign origin are becoming more prevalent, historical significance of the Uzbek language is lost, the origin and formation of which has very deep roots.

It is important in the era of regionalization and globalization, which sets guidelines and bases for states to fit into modern global processes, preserve traditional values, national and cultural identity, the totality of which is the driving force of human development.

(Source: Kun.uz)





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