DAILY NEWS HERALD
DAILY NEWS HERALD # 105
Public Relations and Mass Media Department of the MFA
May 30, 2019
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan receives the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. 1
official visit of president of germany ot uzbekistan.. 2
The visit was fruitful 2
New first deputy minister of higher and secondary special education appointed. 3
Uzbekistan resumes car deliveries to Azerbaijan. 3
Uzbekistan to gradually introduce a system declaring incomes of civil servants. 4
International relationships. 4
Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 4
Uzbek films to be nominated for Oscar 5
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan receives the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
On May 30, 2019, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, who arrived in Uzbekistan to attend the first meeting of the Joint Commission at the level of heads of governments.
The President of Uzbekistan, warmly welcoming the distinguished guest, noted with deep satisfaction the intensive development and consistent strengthening of bilateral relations of strategic partnership and alliance.
In turn, the Prime Minister of Russia expressed his gratitude to the President of Uzbekistan for the warm hospitality and conveyed the sincere greetings and best wishes of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
During the conversation, the parties emphasized that the regular and productive dialogue at the highest level, the joint implementation of the arrangements reached during the state visit of the President of Russia to Uzbekistan last October contributed to the expansion of Uzbekistan – Russia multifaceted cooperation, filling it with concrete programs and practical cooperation projects.
Intensification of contacts and mutual exchanges was emphasized. The trade turnover is growing, the green corridor is effectively operating in supplying agricultural products, and a simplified customs regime has been introduced for textile products’ access to markets.
Practical implementation of large investment projects worth over 13 billion dollars is conducted within the framework of the bilateral Program of Economic Cooperation at the level of regions and business.
Leading Russian companies and banks such as Gazprom, Lukoil, Forus, Tatneft, Power Machines, Kamaz, Eurocement Group, and Gazprombank, VEB and many others are actively operating in Uzbekistan.
Cultural and humanitarian ties are strengthening. Recently, the 25th anniversary of the Russian Cultural Center was widely celebrated in Uzbekistan, the Regional Conference of Russian Compatriots and the Fifth International Forum of Graduates of Moscow State Institute of International Relations were successfully held.
Current issues of further developing mutually beneficial cooperation and accelerating priority investment projects in various sectors of the economy were considered at the meeting.
Particular attention was paid to timely and qualitative preparation, jointly with Rosatom State Corporation, of a strategic project for construction of a nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan.
The importance of effective use of the regions’ potential of the two countries for the more active promotion of trade relations and production cooperation was noted.
An agreement was reached on intensifying exchanges at the level of regional administrations and business circles.
Issues of deepening scientific-technical and humanitarian cooperation were also discussed. Views were exchanged on the international agenda.
It was emphasized that the first meeting of the Joint Commission, which will be held today in Urgench, will become an important stage in preparation of the upcoming summit meetings and will allow to identify new areas of mutually beneficial cooperation.
In conclusion, the mutual readiness and striving for the all-round increase of the long-term Uzbekistan – Russia strategic partnership and alliance, development of full-scale practical cooperation were confirmed.
official visit of president of germany ot uzbekistan
The visit was fruitful
As previously reported, Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Uzbekistan for an official visit.
On May 29, he met with faculty and students of Urgench State University.
This university is one of the major educational institutions of the country. About 13 thousand students and masters study at 10 faculties in 47 directions of education. 1192 students from foreign countries study in higher education. There are 654 teachers and professors.
Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier held conversation with professors and university students. It was noted that Uzbekistan pays great attention to education, the mastery of modern knowledge and professions by young people at world standards level. Large-scale activity is carried out to educate them as physically and spiritually developed personalities, to reveal talent and abilities, intellectual potential, to increase devotion to Homeland and dedication in the hearts of the younger generation.
– A state with active and enterprising young people will certainly make progress, – says Frank-Walter Steinmeier. – Looking at Uzbekistan youth, I can say the same about this country with confidence. Not only Uzbekistan people, but also we can be justly proud of Uzbekistan youth. During the conversation, the boys and girls spoke German without an accent and mistakes. They all express their views clearly.
A roundtable discussion was held within the framework of the meeting. The Federal President and members of the German delegation gave detailed answers to questions of students about the Federal Republic of Germany, the population, in particular the youth.
Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier together with his spouse visited the historical center of Khiva, Ichan Kala.
The ancient complex has a long history. Most of the monuments that embody the unique traditions of world architecture tell about the centuries-old history of the city.
The guests visited the ancient complexes Ark, Pahlavan Mahmud, Kazi Kalan madrasah, Kalta Minor monument and other sights.
The guests were impressed by the unique architectural solution of Muhammad Aminkhan madrasah and the minaret located next to the madrasah.
Muhammad Aminkhan minaret was built in a peculiar style, taking into account sunrise and sunset, therefore the color of majolica does not change. The minaret, erected with the use of blue and green colors, manifests itself in bright and colorful colors, delivering delight to the human soul.
From time immemorial Khiva was not only a trade center, but also a center of intercultural and interreligious tolerance. This is also evidenced by the lifestyle of the German Mennonites, who had taken a worthy place in the history of Khorezm of the XIX century, their life with locals in peace and harmony.
German Mennonites, who by the will of fate were in Turkestan, settled in Khorezm. The place of their settlement in Oqmachit – a German European-type town developed as a center for handicrafts and trade.
These historical connections and memories are captured today in the memory of Khorezm people through the museum exposition operating in the territory of Ichan Kala.
Delegation of Germany also visited the Mennonites of Oqmachit museum at the State Museum Ichan Kala and got acquainted with the history of the complex.
The guests were briefed about the lifestyle and participation of German Mennonites, who lived in Khiva Khanate in the 90s of the XIX century.
Most of the patterns of historical monuments in Khiva do not repeat each other. The images that form a single composition embody the peace and harmony among peoples, their good aspirations in the name of creating a common future that has been established in the ancient town with a millennial history.
The German Mennonites, who were also skilled craftsmen and carpenters, made an enormous contribution to the landscaping and construction work carried out in the city. From historical documents it is known that German farms that had moved to Khiva actively participated in construction of Kusha darvoza city, post offices, telegraph offices, hospitals, Qibla Tozabog and official reception of Isfandiyarkhan, combining elements of European style and national architecture.
The museum’s exhibits narrate the history of the German Mennonites, who lived for a short time in Khiva Khanate, but took a worthy place in the hearts of Khiva people, their artisan activities and true humane qualities, a brotherhood of representatives of different religions.
“Uzbekistan is an amazing country. On the example of ancient Khiva, we received even more information about the centuries-old customs, the hospitable people of this sunny land. We were told about the conditions created here for German Mennonites. At that time, people who were representatives of a different nationality, religion, and distinguished way of life lived in harmony, which is a vivid example of the prevailing brotherhood and unanimity in the consciousness of our peoples”, said Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Thereupon, the visit of the Federal President of Germany to Uzbekistan has ended.
New first deputy minister of higher and secondary special education appointed
By the presidential decree of May 27, 2019, Kongratboy Sharipov has been appointed First Deputy Minister of Higher and Secondary Special Education. The Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education reports.
Sharipov, born in 1963 in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, is a highly qualified engineer, a doctor of technical sciences and professor.
In 1987-1991, he was a trainee-teacher, post-graduate student at the Moscow Agricultural Institute of Production Engineers named after Goryachkin, in 1992-2001 - assistant and doctor of philosophy at the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers, in 2001-2003 - associate dean of the faculty of Agricultural Mechanization at the Institute, docent of the tractor and automobile department, head of the scientific-research laboratory of resource saving technologies.
Additionally, in 2003-2017, he had been General Director of the LLC “ToshkentDAEWOO”, associate professor at the Automobile Technology Department of the Tashkent Automobile Institute, General Director of the Uzbek-Korean JV TOSHAFUS, General Manager of the department for new projects management at the closed JSC General Motors Uzbekistan. And from 2017, he had been working as the rector of Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent.
Uzbekistan resumes car deliveries to Azerbaijan
GM Uzbekistan has resumed car sales in Azerbaijan. At the first stage, the models R3 and R4 will be delivered to the country, then the model range will be expanded.
Previously, the company resumed car deliveries to Ukraine, the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In the near future, GM Uzbekistan plans to master three new car models. This are Chevrolet Trailblazer, Chevrolet Equinox and Chevrolet Traverse.
The cost of starting the project is $500 million. The company plans to bring the level of localization to 50%.
Uzbekistan to gradually introduce a system declaring incomes of civil servants
Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “On measures to further improve the anti-corruption system in the Republic of Uzbekistan”.
According to the decree of the head of state, it is planned to gradually introduce a system for declaring incomes of civil servants and ensuring a sufficient level of their salaries, as well as improving the organizational and legal framework for resolving conflicts of interest during public service.
The Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations, together with the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economy and Industry, is instructed to submit to the Cabinet of Ministers proposals on the phased introduction of a property and income declaration system for a certain category of civil servants, including implementation of the necessary measures to create a technical infrastructure and the necessary software.
Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan
On May 30, 2019, on the instructions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, 156 citizens of Uzbekistan, mainly women and children, were brought to Tashkent on a special flight. They went to the region of armed conflict in the Middle East with deceptive ways.
The humanitarian operation was carried out in full compliance with the fundamental international documents in the field of human rights protection, as well as the norms and principles of international humanitarian law. The importance of assisting women and children who are associated with foreign terrorist fighters and may be victims of terrorism is confirmed by the UN Security Council Resolution 2396.
Our compatriots, who suffered a difficult life cycle and returned to their Homeland, will receive comprehensive support by the Government of Uzbekistan for rehabilitation and reintegration. They will be provided with medical aid and psychosocial support, participation in educational and other social programs. Necessary conditions will be created, appropriate accommodation and job opportunities will be provided to bring our compatriots back to a peaceful life.
The humanitarian mission to rescue our citizens, successfully held on the holy month of Ramadan, was the result of coordinated actions by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, special services and other agencies of Uzbekistan.
A major support was provided by a number of foreign countries and international organizations, such as the International Committee of the Red Cross and UNICEF. The Uzbek side expresses gratitude to all partners involved for their assistance in the safe return of our citizens to Homeland.
It is important to inform our compatriots who are in difficult life situations in foreign countries for various reasons that they are all under the protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and that the state will take all necessary measures to protect their rights and interests.
(Source: Web site of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)
Uzbek films to be nominated for Oscar
Uzbekistan filmmakers got the opportunity to nominate their films for the Oscar.
Uzbekistan Oscar Committee, registered by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is established at the initiative of Uzbekistan Youth Union.
In the near future, an event will be organized to get acquainted with members of Uzbekistan Oscar Committee and the system of filing and selection of films applying for the Oscar.
On October 1 this year, Uzbekistan Oscar Committee will nominate the film in the nomination “The best international feature film” at the 92nd Academy Awards, which will be held on February 9, 2020 in Los Angeles.
The coordinating center of Uzbekistan Oscar Committee is National Film Commission of the country.
This goal was achieved thanks to the work of the National Pavilion of Uzbekistan at the film market in Cannes.
The Oscar Committee is open in almost 90 countries of the world, which now includes Uzbekistan.