DUSHANBE -- Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev, making a landmark visit to Tajikistan, has vowed to swiftly build stronger relations after years of tension between the Central Asian neighbors.
Uzbekistan has freed a reporter who was incarcerated for nearly two decades on sedition charges, the longest-known prison term served by a journalist, human rights advocates said Friday.
Trend: A regular meeting of the joint Uzbek—Kazakh border demarcation commission was held in Almaty on Feb. 27, Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.
AKIPRESS.COM - Prime Ministers of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan on February 24 held a joint meeting of the Tajik-Uzbek ministerial commission on delimitation and demarcation of the state border in Ferghana, the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan said.
Huseyn Hasanov – Trend: Strategic importance of strengthening good-neighborly relations between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan was mentioned at a press conference of the Turkmen Embassy in Tashkent, according to a message of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry.
AKIPRESS.COM - Uzbekistan began restoring railroad leading to Tajikistan, local media report.
Azernews: Uzbekistan plans to increase coal production up to 11.1 million tons by 2021 to meet the needs of the population and industry.
Kazakhstan moved up nine positions -- the biggest improvement in the ranking along with Burkina Faso (70) and Sri Lanka (59), and was ranked 64th, Kyrgyzstan gained one position to occupy the 82nd place, while Uzbekistan managed to climb up two positions and is now 91st.
It may also allow Mirziyoyev to push through economic and administrative reforms more quickly - diplomatic sources have told Reuters that Inoyatov’s resistance had been slowing down moves such as foreign exchange liberalization.
The National Energy Holding of Kyrgyzstan will resume the export of electricity to Uzbekistan. This was announced by the deputy head of the National Energy Holding Nurlan Sydykov at a press conference in Bishkek on January 29, Central Asian media outlets reported.