Kyrgyz and Uzbek officials are attempting to take the lingering border issues between the two countries to the next level.
The Kyrgyz-Uzbek frontier has repeatedly become a center of clashes between local residents, sometimes leading to armed conflicts. After Shavkat Mirziyoyev took Uzbekistan's presidential office in 2016, the bilateral relations between the countries experienced a massive breakthrough, http://en.apa.az/ reports.
Central Asian countries are working to restore the unified electric power system in the region. The possibility of connecting Tajikistan's power lines with the energy system of Uzbekistan has already been fully explored
Uzbekistan has launched a 24-hour television news channel that officials say marks a step away from isolation for the Central Asian country, RFE/RL reports.
Huffington Post contributor, travel blogger and video maker Drew Binsky, praised Central Asia in one of his recent posts after returning from his 10-day journey to the region. "Before my trip, I didn’t know much about these three countries. In fact, I knew nothing at all… And to be completely honest, as an American, I (we) have a tendency to think that any country that ends in –Stan is dangerous — but that couldn’t be farther from the truth!"
By Demir Azizov – Trend: President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “On measures to radically improve tax administration, increase tax collection and other compulsory payments.”
The Guardian: The enormous calligraphic glazed tile – half a metre in height – had disappeared in 2014. Thieves left a gaping hole after they removed it from the magnificent entrance facade of a 12th-century monument, just over 12 miles (20km) from Bukhara, the Unesco world heritage site on the ancient Silk Road route.
As Europe’s tolerance for Muslim women wearing hijabs is slipping, so is Central Asia’s quiet protest against hijabs and beards intensifying, as the radicalization is becoming a pressing issue in the region.
Mirzo Ulugbek Innovation Center is Uzbekistan's new Silicon Valley that is the new hope for the authorities to stimulate IT technologies advancement in the country, podrobno.uz reports.
AKIPRESS.COM - Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov said that his country is content with construction of Rogun hydropower plant in Tajikistan. But the national interests of Uzbekistan should be taken into consideration, according to him.