DAILY NEWS HERALD
DAILY NEWS HERALD # 109
Public Relations and Mass Media Department of the MFA
June 4, 2019
Presidents of Uzbekistan and Turkey talk over the phone. 1
Tashkent International Investment Forum... 1
1,700 participants from 47 countries expected to attend Tashkent International Investment Forum.. 1
US dollar up again against Uzbek soum.. 1
Uzbekistan Airways ranked the first in the ranking of foreign airlines with the most delicious meals on board. 2
International relationships. 2
Meeting with the Ambassador of Venezuela. 2
Austrian Raiffeisen Bank to hold bank summit in Tashkent 3
Shavkat Mirziyoyev signs pardon decree. 3
Presidents of Uzbekistan and Turkey talk over the phone
On June 4, 2019, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a telephone conversation with the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Heads of states at the beginning of the conversation sincerely congratulated each other and peoples of Uzbekistan and Turkey on the holy holiday Eid al-Fitr and exchanged warm wishes.
It was emphasized that friendship, mutual trust and strategic partnership between the two countries are intensively developing and strengthening in all areas, including in political, trade-economic and investment spheres.
It was noted with satisfaction that bilateral trade turnover increased by 30 percent in four months of 2019, and the number of joint ventures doubled over the past year and a half.
A number of leading Turkish companies are actively involved in preparation of major production and infrastructure projects. Cultural-humanitarian exchange is being expanded, healthcare and education programs are being implemented.
The need for careful preparation for the first meeting of Uzbekistan – Turkey Strategic Cooperation Council of the highest level was noted.
For this purpose, the parties agreed to hold meetings of working groups led by Foreign Ministers and a regular meeting of Joint Intergovernmental Commission in the near future.
Current issues of international and regional agenda were also discussed during the conversation.
Tashkent International Investment Forum
1,700 participants from 47 countries expected to attend Tashkent International Investment Forum
The Uzbek Investments Minister Sardor Umurzakov held a working meeting devoted to the preparations for the first meeting of the organizing committee for the Tashkent International Investment Forum which is due in October, which was attended by the chiefs and officials of ministries, departments and organizations.
The meeting discussed the aspects of the organization of this event. According to the ministry, 1,700 participants from 47 countries are expected to attend, among whom: foreign government officials, heads of transnational corporations, heads of international financial institutions and banks, experts and the media.
The opinions and recommendations of the meeting attendants were heard and taken into consideration, alternatives for resolving specific issues were considered, including relating to the choice of events venues, formation of a business program, the format of related cultural events, building a PR strategy, ensuring digital information support.
Following the meeting, a medium-term action program was developed, a working group was formed to promptly address current issues, and the agenda of the meeting of the organizing committee.
US dollar up again against 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 June 4, 2019.
In accordance with the CB report, the US dollar increased in value by 27.66 soums and reached the mark of 8513.57 soums.
The euro also showed a slight increase – 1.18 soums, and amounted to 9507.10 soums.
The Russian ruble dropped by 1.11 soums and is now equal to 130.41 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.
Uzbekistan Airways ranked the first in the ranking of foreign airlines with the most delicious meals on board.
Uzbekistan Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) ranked the first in the ranking of foreign airlines with the most delicious meals on board.
The rating of the airlines providing the most delicious on-board meals during the flight was made by the Tutu.ru service, analyzing 27,500 reviews of independent passengers left between April 2018 and April 2019. The survey showed that the undisputed leader of the rating, like two years ago, became Uzbekistan Airways.
Passengers of the national air carrier of Uzbekistan often mention that everything is very tasty and satisfying. The passengers also like the fact that during a flight of six hours on board they offer a light breakfast in addition to the basic meals.
It should be noted that on-board meals are prepared by the best cooks of the State Unitary Enterprise “Catering”. Its ration and menu for passengers is regularly updated according to their wishes. Also, when preparing dishes, the direction of the route, the preference of passengers and their commitment to a particular cuisine are taken into account.
During the flight, both hot and cold dishes, a wide assortment of various snacks, various drinks, including alcohol of branded brands, fruits, an abundance of greens and vegetables in garnishes, and specialty samsa and dried fruits such as raisins, dried apricots and nuts are offered during the flight. .
Passengers of the airline, along with the usual catering, can also order special meals free of charge, taking into account age or religious beliefs (vegetarian, kosher, baby food, etc.). You just need to book it at the time of booking or buying a ticket, and then confirm your order when you check in at the airport.
Meeting with the Ambassador of Venezuela
On June 4, 2019, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov received the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with residence in Tehran, Carlos Antonio Alcalá Cordones.
Accepting his credentials, the Minister congratulated the Ambassador on his appointment to a high and responsible post and wished him fruitful work.
The current state and prospects for development of Uzbekistan – Venezuela relations were discussed both in a bilateral format and within the framework of the United Nations and other international organizations.
Mutual interest was expressed in enhancing cooperation, primarily in trade-economic, cultural-humanitarian fields.
(Source: Web site of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)
Austrian Raiffeisen Bank to hold bank summit in Tashkent
On June 26, it is planned that a banking summit of one of the largest financial institutions in the world, the Austrian Raiffeisen Bank, will be held in Tashkent.
As the management of Raiffeisen Bank emphasizes, the summit is an evidence of growing interest in the world to the results of effective socio-economic reforms implemented in Uzbekistan aimed at boosting the financial-investment climate and improving the people’s welfare as a whole, the MFA of Uzbekistan said.
It is expected that the Tashkent Banking Summit will serve to strengthen the partnerships between financial institutions of the two countries, as well as help familiarize experts of Uzbekistan with the latest trends in international capital markets, including loan issues, new types of financial settlements, trade and export lending, compliance of requirements and opening markets and opening of depository and clearing services.
The delegation will be headed by Axel Zummer, director of a department at Raiffeisen Bank's financial institution. Also, presentations will be made by the director of legal and financial expertise Stefan Wichtl, head of CIS Financial Institutions Pavel Zarudtsky, executive director for debt capital markets of the “Raiffeisen Bank – Russia” Alexander Bulgakov and other experts.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev signs pardon decree
Ahead of the Eid al Fitr, the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Pardoning A Group of Persons Serving Sentences, Who Have Sincerely Repented Their Deed Decree, a source in the government said.
The decree pardoned and reprieved 575 citizens, of which 361 were fully pardoned, while the sentences of 214 people were substituted for lesser sentences.
Among those pardoned, there are 7 people who are over 60 years of age, 6 women and 1 foreign citizen.