On October 31, a meeting was held in Tashkent under the chairmanship of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on issues of the integrated development of agriculture, the widespread introduction of innovative technologies in this sphere, and the enhancement of export of products, Podrobno.uz reported.
The draft decree on the development of space activities of Uzbekistan has been published for public discussion, Gazeta.uz reported.
TASHKENT (TCA) — Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoev has fired a deputy prime minister, Zoyyir Mirzaev, after an RFE/RL report revealed that the powerful official humiliated farmers on a recent agricultural inspection trip to a rural area, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reports.
Uzbekistan and the UN will hold a conference in Tashkent, titled “Central Asia - New Opportunities and Prospects for Regional Cooperation”, in February 2019, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Dilshod Akhatov said Oct. 29.
On Oct. 18, Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Uzbekistan for the first meeting of the newly established Uzbekistan-Russia Interregional Cooperation Forum. Putin attended the symbolic groundbreaking ceremony of a new $11 billion nuclear power plant, signing investment deals totaling $25 billion, mostly in the energy sector. The visit was a clear illustration of how significantly Uzbekistan has changed since the death in August 2016 of Islam Karimov, the country’s first post-Soviet president who ruled for 27 years.
The Government of Uzbekistan issued a Decree on Measures to Implement the National Goals and Objectives for Sustainable Development until 2030, Uzbek media reported.
Uzbekistan and the U.S. in the framework of the business forum in Tashkent signed agreements worth $ 2.5 billion on October 23, Chairman of the U.S.-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce Carolyn Lamm told Uzbek media.
Some 400 million kilowatt hours of electricity worth $17 million have been exported from Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan, Podrobno.uz quoted Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of Kyrgyzstan Aytmamat Kadyrbaev as saying.
Uzbekistan, in co-operation with Russia, has launched work related to the construction of the first nuclear power project on its soil.
A pension agreement between Russia and Uzbekistan may be signed in the future.