worldview.stratfor.com: Uzbekistan is taking another small step away from its isolationist past. On Nov. 7, Uzbekistan and neighboring Tajikistan reached a preliminary agreement to rejoin their power supply networks. According to the head of the department for strategic development of Uzbek state energy company Uzbekenergo, the country is ready to activate the 500-kilovolt line as well as the four 200-kilovolt lines built between the Uzbek and Tajik power grids. The announcement indicates relations are warming between Uzbekistan and its neighbors under Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Kyrgyzstan is the main foreign trade partner of Uzbekistan among the CIS countries. This is stated in the materials of the State Statistics Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
arkansasonline.com -- Sukhrob Sobirov was 20 when he left Uzbekistan with his parents and sister in 2009 and immigrated to the U.S. through a visa lottery program.
The Central Asian countries are continuing improving their economic situation to facilitate foreign business partners to do their business in the region, recent World Bank Group’s annual Doing Business 2018 said. According to the report, Uzbekistan, of all the Central Asian states, boasts the most improved economy and made the top ten list of "most improved economies in the world in 2016-17".
Recently Kaktus Media, a Bishkek-based news outlet, compiled a map of the countries, outgoing President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev had insulted during his presidency.
URGENCH, Uzbekistan — Muhammad Bekjanov, often called the world’s longest-imprisoned journalist, did 18 years of hard time in some of Uzbekistan’s most notorious prisons, with nicknames like “Goodbye to Youth.” He was a writer with never much hope for a happy ending to his own story.
In Kazakhstan, extreme poverty has been virtually eradicated, while the middle-class has grown to around 20% of the population. The Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan have managed to halve their rates of poverty over the past decade and are continuing to make progress. In Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, poverty is now mostly a rural phenomenon. These hard-earned success stories are a testament to what can be accomplished when the benefits of economic growth are shared more broadly across society.
TREND: JSC "Uzbekhydroenergo", which manages Uzbekistan's hydropower plants, plans to participate in the construction of Kambaratinskaya HPP-1 in Kyrgyzstan.
All the radical religious movements, represented by numerous non-governmental organizations and charitable foundations based abroad, will play a huge role in the struggle against radicalization in Central Asia.
TASHKENT — The World Bank is discussing with Uzbekistan the details of support for reforms implemented by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s government, the global lender said on Saturday.