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12.06.2017 | 14:37 President Shavkat Mirziyoyev: New centre will serve for Islamic culture development
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has visited the Imam Bukhari memorial complex in Samarqand Region.  Speaking at the Astana summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) of 8-9 June, the Head of State said that the creation of an Imam Bukhari international scientific research centre in Samarqand would be an important step towards strengthening international and intercultural relations.  This new centre that is being created will serve to propagate Islamic culture and values, to protect young people from various alien ideas, to give them modern education and upbringing and to instil such feelings in the hearts of the younger generation as being worthy of their great ancestors.  Information about the general outline of the project of the research centre being built and a project of improvement work to be carried out around was presented to the President. 
12.06.2017 | 14:31 The Astana summit of the SCO
The Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states continued with a meeting in extended session, joined by representative of observer states and international organizations.  The meeting was held under the chairmanship of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.  President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, the heads of delegations from observer states, President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani, President of Belarus Alyaksandr Lukashenka, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, Foreign Affairs Minister of Iran Javad Zarif and SCO Secretary General Rashid Olimov participated in the meeting. 
12.06.2017 | 14:24 SCO Summit in Astana concludes
The Astana summit of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization has concluded its work. Following the meeting of the Council of Heads of State, the Astana declaration has been adopted, which reflects the main directions of further developing practical interactions and pronounces a common endeavour to undertake maximum efforts for enhancing and deepening multilateral cooperation. At the meeting with the representatives of mass media, it was underlined that the summit meeting was productive, the signed documents will serve to further develop cooperation among the SCO member-states. The Heads of State, underscoring that the SCO summit was organized on a high level, expressed gratitude to the Kazakh side for a warm welcome and hospitality. The Astana summit of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization has concluded its work.  Following the meeting of the Council of Heads of State, the Astana declaration has been adopted, which reflects the main directions of further developing practical interactions and pronounces a common endeavour to undertake maximum efforts for enhancing and deepening multilateral cooperation. 
22.05.2017 | 11:30 President Shavkat Mirziyoyev attends the Arab Islamic American Summit
The Arab Islamic American Summit took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Heads of member-states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the US, Secretary-Generals of the UN, the League of Arab States, the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf attended the summit.  Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, welcoming the participants of the summit, underlined that their partaking has an important significance for increasing the prestige of this forum.  The forum is significant as it facilitates in confronting extremism and terrorism, promotion of the ideas of tolerance, strengthening security, stability and cooperation.  The agenda of the Arab Islamic American Summit includes issues of ensuring global peace and stability, joint countering against terrorism and violence. The attention of the summit participants was drawn towards preventing threats to peace, maintaining national and religious values and cultures of all nations. 
22.05.2017 | 11:29 Shavkat Mirziyoyev meets President of the Islamic Development Bank
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with President of the Islamic Development Bank Bandar Hajjar within the visit to Saudi Arabia.  Steady development of relations between Uzbekistan and the IDB, wide-scale cooperation of the parties in developing and implementing projects in social-economic areas was underlined at the meeting. Investments by the Islamic Development Bank in such spheres in Uzbekistan as healthcare, educations, irrigation, power industry, utilities, development of road infrastructure, support of small business are a vivid illustration of this. 
22.05.2017 | 11:27 President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has arrived in Riadh
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has arrived in Saudi Arabia to attend the Arab Islamic American summit on 21 May 2017 in Riyadh at the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  An official meeting ceremony of the President of Uzbekistan took place. A guard of honour was lined up for the high-level guest. 
18.05.2017 | 10:05 President Shavkat Mirziyoyev considers promising projects in agricultural sphere
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has inspected the work of the “Abdugani Turdiboyevich” multi-functional farm in Mirzaobod Disrict.  In Sirdaryo Region, agriculture is developing consistently, and the ranks of multi-functional farms are growing. They are achieving high results in stock raising, poultry farming and fish farming. Projects being implemented by them help to raise the wellbeing of the population and to provide them with good quality food products.  The “Abdugani Turdiboyevich” multi-functional farm was established in the year 2014. 34 hectares of land is available to this farm. Of that cotton grows in 16 hectares, cereals in 15 hectares and soya beans in 3 hectares. As part of the implementation of a Presidential resolution dated 14 March 2017 on measures to increase areas sown with soya and to produce soya granules in the republic in the years 2017-2021, more than 2,200 farms in this country are sowing soya in 21 thousand hectares of land this year on the basis of agreements.  As a result, 33.7 thousand tonnes of soya beans, 6.1 thousand tonnes of vegetable oil and more than 25 thousand tonnes of soya protein will be produced. 
02.05.2017 | 16:08 On telephone conversation of Presidents of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
A telephone conversation of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took place on 1 May on mutual agreement.  The Heads of the two countries discussed the pace of implementation of the agreements and documents, reached and signed during the state visit to Turkmenistan on 6-7 March this year.  The parties underlined with deep satisfaction the intensification of bilateral contacts on a high level in political, trade-economic, transport-communications and cultural-humanitarian spheres.  At present, a full-scale implementation of commercial contracts and joint cooperation projects in the agro-industrial complex, on repairs and modernization of railway cars and other spheres are underway. 
02.05.2017 | 16:03 Presidents of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan visited «Caspian Food» LLP in South Kazakhstan region
Presidents of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan visited «Caspian Food» LLP, where they were informed about the activity of the company in the sphere of developing viticulture and winemaking. 
02.05.2017 | 16:01 Meeting of the Presidents of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
On 29 April President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited South Kazakhstan region and had a working meeting with President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.  The cooperation between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan have been developing in the spirit of good neighbourliness, fraternity and mutual respect. Mutual interactions have been reinvigorating in all spheres.  The state visit of the President of Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan on 22-23 March 2017 has opened a new page in the cooperation of our countries. The important documents, signed following the negotiations and the agreed arrangements have been steadily implemented in life.  During the meeting in South Kazakhstan region, the process of realizing the agreements, reached between the two countries during the state visit of the President of our country to Kazakhstan in March this year, was discussed. 
05.04.2017 | 16:02 Shavkat Mirziyoyev laid flowers to the Unknown soldier memorial in Moscow
Today President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has laid flowers to the Unknown soldier memorial in Moscow.  This memorial has been installed to the memory of defenders of the Fatherland, who had died during the Second World War. 
05.04.2017 | 15:57 President Mirziyoyev arrived in Moscow
On 4 April President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Moscow on a state visit at the invitation of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.  A guard of honor was lined up for the high-level guest at the Vnukuvo-2 airport, decorated with the state flags of the two countries. The Head of our state was greeted by the members of the Government of the Russian Federation.  Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Vladimir Putin will discuss the issues of reinforcing strategic partnership and allied relations between Uzbekistan and Russia, prospects of developing the mutually beneficial cooperation in political, trade-economic, investment, transport-communications, scientific-technical, cultural-humanitarian and other spheres, will exchange views on regional and international problems.  A Joint declaration of the Presidents of the two states, over 50 documents, aimed at further developing cooperation between Uzbekistan and Russia in various spheres are expected to be signed during the state visit. 
28.03.2017 | 12:35 President Mirzioyoyev went to a new community centre
 President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the mahalla named after Uvaysiy in Yunosobod district, reviewed the favourable conditions, created here for workers of the citizen's assembly, a prevention inspector and residents.   Mahalla citizens' assemblies have taken a solid place in the life of our society as a genuine method of people's self-government. They play an important role in implementing the tasks on ensuring a dialogue with people and human interests.   The state is creating necessary legal foundations and material-technical base so that the citizens’ self-governing bodies could effectively execute their functions. A new centre of the Uvaysiy mahalla is a vivid demonstration of this.   The mahalla predominantly contains multi-story residential apartment houses, where over 5400 people of different ethnicities live. New mahalla (community) centre helps people's rapprochement, further strengthening the atmosphere of friendship, harmony, kindness and mutual understanding.   The centre has separate rooms for a chairperson, a secretary, counsellors of the citizens' assembly and a prevention inspector. All rooms are equipped with modern ICT tools, furniture and corresponding literature. The room of the prevention inspector is equipped with a display to monitor the territory of the mahalla through a videolink. 
22.03.2017 | 17:45 President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has departed to Kazakhstan with a state visit
On 22 March President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has departed to Astana with a state visit at the invitation of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.  As reported earlier, during the meetings and negotiations at the highest level the state and prospects of developing relations between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in political, commercial-economic, investment, transport-communications, cultural-humanitarian and other spheres, as well as topical issues of regional and international politics will be discussed. 
21.03.2017 | 13:04 Nowruz holiday congratulations to the people of Uzbekistan
Dear compatriots!  The beautiful and pleasant spring season’s holiday, which we all have been waiting for, Nowruz is coming to our native land.  I cordially congratulate all our compatriots, seniors and juniors, on this great Eastern new year holiday.  On this nice day, I wish you good health, happiness and good luck, and wish your families peace and serenity as well as prosperity.  Esteemed friends!  This year’s Nowruz holiday is being celebrated in all the towns and villages of our country in the form of festive walks, which makes it kind of special.  The spirit and philosophy of Nowruz are harmonious and consonant with the ideas and goals of the Year of Dialogue with the People and Human Interests. 
18.03.2017 | 13:03 On state visit of President of Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will pay a state visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan on 22-23 March 2017 at the invitation of President Nursultan Nazarbayev.  During the meetings and negotiations at the highest level the state and prospects of developing relations between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in political, commercial-economic, investment, transport-communications, cultural-humanitarian and other spheres, as well as topical issues of regional and international politics will be discussed.
14.03.2017 | 13:02 Construction projects to be implemented in Bukhara discussed
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has inspected construction projects to be implemented in the city of Bukhara.  In order to immortalise the memory of the country’s First President, one of Bukhara’s central streets will be named after Islam Karimov. A three-year project has been drawn up to improve this street and to construct modern buildings on both sides of it.  The Head of State said that this street should become good enough to bear the name of Islam Karimov and that qualified construction firms should carry out the work.  The President examined a project of construction of a sports complex to be built at the intersection of Islam Karimov Street and Ibn Sino Street.  This complex is to be put into use in the year 2018. The complex will make it possible to conduct competitions in 15 sports on republican and international levels. It will have three gyms, a pool, a tennis court and a hall with a seating capacity of 3,500. This complex will be an exemplary centre for training sportsmen, upgrading coaches’ qualifications and for sport methodology.  Instructions were given to officials on the inventorying of the region’s sports facilities, making sure that they specialize in specific sports, and on the popularization of sports. 
09.03.2017 | 10:15 Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan: good neighborhood and fraternal relations are strengthening
As reported earlier, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev paid a state visit to Turkmenistan on 6-7 March at the invitation of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.  The main events of the visit took place on 6 March. The Heads of state conducted face-to-face negotiations, as well as with the official delegations in an extended format. The issues of further developing cooperation in petrochemical, commerce, economy, transport communications, agriculture, culture, tourism and other spheres were discussed.  Following the negotiations, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev adopted a Joint Statement and signed an Agreement on strategic partnership between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan. The respective ministries and agencies of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan also signed several documents on consistent development cooperation in the economy, agriculture, chemical industry, railway transportation, cultural-humanitarian spheres, as well as in strengthening inter-regional links.  On the second day of the visit, Presidents Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visited the city of Turkmenabad. 
08.03.2017 | 10:13 Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan are strategic partners
As reported earlier, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Ashgabat on 6 March with a state visit at the invitation of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.  It should be underlined that this is the first visit of Shavkat Mirziyoyev to a foreign country as the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, in his pre-election manifesto and his speech at the ceremony of inauguration as the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, stressed that Uzbekistan will carry out mutually beneficial cooperation with all countries, principally, with the neighbouring countries. This state visit of the President of our country vividly exhibits that Uzbekistan attaches a specific importance to good neighbourhood relations in its foreign policy.  Our people since ancient times have lived side by side, in friendship and accord with the Turkmen people, conducted trade, mutually enriched their cultures.  This proximity serves as a base for developing the cooperation between our countries. The Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan relations are steadily developing on the base of the Inter-governmental agreement on further strengthening friendship relations and comprehensive cooperation, signed in 2007. 
06.03.2017 | 17:12 President of Uzbekistan arrived in Turkmenistan
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Turkmenistan on 6 March with a state visit at the invitation of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. At the Ashgabat international airport, the flags of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan were raised in honor of the high level guest and the guard of honor was reviewed. The Uzbekistan delegation has left for a designated residence.