DAILY NEWS HERALD
DAILY NEWS HERALD # 106
Public Relations and Mass Media Department of the MFA
May 31, 2019
Uzbekistan’s President receives heads of CIS countries’ law enforcement agencies. 1
Shavkat Mirziyoyev accepts credentials of foreign ambassadors. 1
Uzbekistan to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr on 5-6 June. 2
2019 year - the Year of Active Investments and Social Development.. 3
Uzbekistan plans to attract $6.8 billion foreign investment in 2019. 3
Hotel “Uzbekistan” to be put up for sale. 3
Russian company to modernize 3 Uzbek airports. 3
More than 20 new international faculties to be opened at medical universities of Uzbekistan. 4
Uzbekistan’s President receives heads of CIS countries’ law enforcement agencies
On May 31, 2019, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received heads of delegations – heads of internal affairs ministries and agencies of the Commonwealth of Independent States participating in the events of the CIS Council of Ministers of Internal Affairs, in Tashkent.
President of Uzbekistan, warmly welcoming the heads of the delegations of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, noted with satisfaction the growing bilateral and multilateral partnership between law enforcement agencies of the CIS countries.
It was emphasized that today the CIS Council of Ministers of Internal Affairs is an important mechanism for effective interaction, exchange of best practices and knowledge, as well as close coordination in the fight against terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking, organized crime and human trafficking.
The Council’s effective activity is evidenced by the reduction of crimes in the CIS countries by more than 25 percent over the past five years.
In addition, within the framework of joint operations, last year alone, activity of 892 persons who were engaged in illicit drug trafficking was suppressed and 84 criminals were detained.
At the meeting, prospects for expansion of cooperation between internal affairs bodies of the CIS countries, including organization of effective interagency cooperation, conducting joint activities, and implementation of programs in professional training were considered.
Views were exchanged on current issues of regional security, including the peaceful settlement of the situation in Afghanistan and strengthening partnership in the fight against transnational crime.
Heads of delegations expressed deep gratitude to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the warm welcome and conveyed sincere greetings on behalf of the Heads of their countries.
The effectiveness of reforms implemented in Uzbekistan in law enforcement system, aimed at creating an effective system of early warning and crime prevention was highly evaluated.
The readiness of law enforcement structures of the CIS countries for further development of active cooperation to provide mutual support and unite efforts in countering common challenges and threats was emphasized.
In conclusion, the Head of the state wished the heads of delegations successful conduction of the meeting of the CIS Council of Ministers of Internal Affairs.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev accepts credentials of foreign ambassadors
On May 31, 2019, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received credentials from the newly appointed Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary – Zurab Abdushelishvili of Georgia, Daniel Rosenblum of the United States and Kang Jae Kwon of the Republic of Korea.
The Head of the state sincerely congratulated ambassadors with the beginning of diplomatic activity in Uzbekistan and wished them great success in implementation of this honorable and responsible mission.
It was emphasized that in recent years Uzbekistan has been pursuing an active foreign policy aimed at expanding mutually beneficial cooperation with foreign partners.
Evidence of this is strengthening relations and growing practical cooperation with Central Asian and the CIS countries, the leading countries of the American, Eurasian and African continents.
In addition, long-term partnership with authoritative international organizations and regional structures is deepening on the basis of roadmaps.
The President of Uzbekistan in his speech focused on prospects for multifaceted cooperation with the countries represented by the newly appointed ambassadors.
Satisfaction was expressed with modern dynamics of development of Uzbekistan – Georgia relations, primarily in political, trade-economic, cultural-humanitarian spheres. In recent years, inter-parliamentary contacts have also intensified.
The importance of promoting specific projects aimed at increasing the trade turnover with Georgia, strengthening cooperation in industry, transport, logistics and tourism was noted.
The President of Uzbekistan highly appreciated the achieved level of friendship and all-round cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the United States.
The historic high-level visit to the United States last May marked the beginning of a new era of strategic partnership between the two countries.
It was emphasized that today contacts and exchanges at all levels have intensified. The recent high-level visits to Uzbekistan of delegations led by the United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Congressmen Trent Kelly and Vicente Gonzalez, Mississippi Governor Phillip Bryant and others have been fruitful.
Mutually beneficial cooperation with leading American companies and banks is expanding, cultural and humanitarian ties are being strengthened, a constructive dialogue is being carried out in developing civil society and ensuring human rights, as well as on current issues of the international and regional agenda.
The Head of the state noted with deep satisfaction the achievement of a level of special strategic partnership relations with the Republic of Korea.
The state visit of the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in to Uzbekistan last month brought bilateral relations to a higher level, enriching them with new concrete content.
It was emphasized that Uzbekistan firmly supports the consistent policy of the leadership of the Republic of Korea to strengthen peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.
Main attention was paid to practical implementation of the agreements reached, timely preparation and qualitative implementation of joint programs and projects in innovation and investment, transport and communications, modernization of infrastructure, education, healthcare, culture and other areas.
In conclusion, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan expressed confidence that the newly appointed ambassadors, through their active diplomatic activities, would make a worthy contribution to further strengthening of friendship, partnership and multifaceted cooperation.
In turn, the ambassadors once again expressed deep gratitude to the President of Uzbekistan for the warm welcome and assured that they would make every effort to ensure consistent development of fruitful interstate relations for the benefit of our countries and peoples.
Uzbekistan to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr on 5-6 June
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a resolution “On celebration of Ramadan Hait” on 30 May, in line with which 5-6 June is announced as holiday in Uzbekistan.
The document was adopted taking into account role and importance of Eid ul-Fitr in spiritual life of Uzbekistan, preserving and praising national-spiritual values.
According to the document, first day of Eid ul-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan month, falls to 5 June. In order to mark the holiday widely, Uzbek leader announced 5-6 June as holiday in Uzbekistan.
According to the Decree of the President, adopted in 2018, the day off from Saturday, 1 June is postponed to Thursday, 6 June.
2019 year - the Year of Active Investments and Social Development
Uzbekistan plans to attract $6.8 billion foreign investment in 2019
On May 30, a joint meeting of the Senate of Oliy Majlis committees on international relations, foreign economic relations, foreign investments and tourism and the committee on budget-economic reforms was held.
During the meeting, the report of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade on the work performed in the first quarter of the year was heard.
The work carried out by the Ministry was discussed in detail. In particular, in 2019, it is envisaged to attract $6.8 billion of foreign investment and loans, that is, compared to 2018, 1.2 times more.
The development plan for 345 industry investment projects in the current year is $7.8 billion, in January-March 2019 - $2,193.3 million or in relation to the established plan of the reporting period ($1,171.4 million) 187.2% and annual target figures - 28%.
In addition, during the meeting it was noted that in order to create a direct investment fund a draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers, agreed with the responsible ministries and departments, was developed and submitted to the government.
Hotel “Uzbekistan” to be put up for sale
In Tashkent, the famous hotel “Uzbekistan” is once again put up for sale, UzA reports.
According to the information agency, the starting price of the hotel has not changed and amounts to $33 million.
Hotel “Uzbekistan” is one of the most famous hotels in the country. It was built in 1974. The last reconstruction was made in 2010. It is located in the city center, near the Amir Temur Square. The location is very good – there are a lot of attractions, shops and cafés nearby. The hotel’s architecture combines European and Oriental style, the interior is designed in classic style.
It should be recalled that in early February of this year, the state put up for sale its share of 80.13% in the hotel “Uzbekistan”, but it failed to find customers. Earlier, the Kuwaiti company Alshaya Group was offered to buy out the state share of the hotel “Uzbekistan”, but they refused to participate at the auction.
Russian company to modernize 3 Uzbek airports
Novaport, the largest Russian airport development company will modernize three air ports in Uzbekistan. Today, the Government of Uzbekistan and Novaport Holding signed an agreement on the implementation of modernization and development project for Samarkand, Namangan and Urgench airports.
On behalf of the Uzbek government by the First Deputy Minister of Transport, Ilhom Mahkamov and on behalf of the Russian company, the deal was signed by the Chairman Roman Trotsenko.
Novaport’s portfolio includes 16 air ports in such cities as Novosibirsk, Tyumen, Chelyabinsk, Perm, Volgograd, Astrakhan, Mineralnye Vody, Vladikavkaz, Tomsk, Kemerovo, Chita, Ulan-Ude, Murmansk, Kaliningrad, Barnaul and Stavropol.
More than 20 new international faculties to be opened at medical universities of Uzbekistan
The Ministry of Health organized a regular press conference on the theme “Reforming medical education – one of the criteria for progress in the medical sphere”.
During the event, it became known that starting from the academic year 2019/2020, it is planned to open more than 20 international faculties at higher medical educational institutions of the republic and their branches together with foreign countries (Russia, Germany, Republic of Korea, Turkey, India) based on a joint curriculum in the areas of undergraduate, graduate and clinical residency. In addition, in the academic year 2020/2021, it is planned to open a branch of the Russian Medical University named after N. I. Pirogov.
“It is noteworthy that this year the work is being carried out in the direction to improve skills of more than 500 young professionals at leading foreign medical and scientific institutions, and to invite more than 400 foreign specialists for conducting master classes and a number of operations in health facilities of the republic. More than 173 dissertations have been defended in 10 scientific councils organized at higher medical educational institutions and specialized centers, 107 of them – PhD degree in medical sciences and 66 – Doctor of medical sciences (Dsc),” the Ministry of Health said.
Starting from 2020, the annual Ibn Sina International Medical Olympiad on clinical disciplines will be held among students of medical and pharmaceutical higher educational institutions and pupils of medical colleges, as well as international scientific competitions named after Ibn Sina among young scientists.