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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.
24.02.2017 | 11:53 President of Uzbekistan received First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
 On 23 February President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin, who arrived in our country to take part at the scheduled meeting of the Joint intergovernmental commission on bilateral cooperation between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.   The Head of our state, welcoming the guest, mentioned with satisfaction the positive dynamics in developing and strengthening Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan relations of a strategic partnership, including in trade-economic spheres.   In correspondence with the agreements, reached during the meeting of the leaders of our countries in Samarkand in September 2016, the parties are working together on a solid package of prospective projects, aimed at radical increase of the volume and enhancing the assortment of mutual trade, as well as strengthening industrial cooperation between the leading enterprises of the two countries. 
17.02.2017 | 12:20 Uzbekistan’s President receives Russian Deputy Prime Minister
 On 15 February President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Kozak, who has arrived in our country to take part at the regular session of the Uzbekistan-Russia intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation.   The Head of our state, welcoming the guest, has underlined the dynamic development and steady reinforcement of strategic partnership relations between Uzbekistan and Russia in many areas, including in commercial and economic spheres.   The parties have emphasised the active and productive implementation of the agreements, reached during the meeting of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in Samarkand on 6 September 2016. 
06.02.2017 | 17:57 Shavkat Mirziyoyev inspected the work of the People’s reception of the President of Uzbekistan in Tashkent
The Head of our state Shavkat Mirziyoyev paid a visit on 3 February to the People’s reception of the President of Uzbekistan in Tashkent.  On Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s proposal, 2017 is announced in our country a Year of dialogue with people and human interests. The tasks of communicating with people, realization of their requests and wishes have become a priority state policy. The decree of the President of Uzbekistan “On measures to fundamentally improve the system of working with applications of legal and physical persons” was adopted on 28 December 2016.  In accordance with the decree, People’s receptions of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan are opening in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, in regional centres and Tashkent, as well as in each district and town. 
05.02.2017 | 17:55 A new multipurpose sports and concert venue is to be built in Tashkent
On 3 February President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev went to the construction site of a multipurpose Ice Palace, to be built at the intersection of Olmazor and Beshyogoch streets of Tashkent.  A particular attention is paid in our country to upbringing the younger generation as healthy and harmonically developed individuals, development of sports as a key factor in raising the international authority of the Motherland.  The Ice Palace, being constructed at the initiative of the Head of state, combines modern architectural solutions, advanced technologies and traditions of national architecture. In particular, the buildings of the complex will be constructed in the form of the bird Humo- a symbol of happiness and freedom.  This four-storey palace with a total area of 74 thousand square meters will have two complexes: a training complex and a main ice arena with an area of 60x30 meters each. 
05.02.2017 | 17:54 Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Yakkasaroy small industrial zone
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited “Yakkasaroy small industrial zone” state unitary enterprise in Yakkasaroy district during his tour of Tashkent on 3 February.  The capital, as all over the the country, has faced wide-scale works on dynamic development of small businesses and private entrepreneurship, supporting free enterprise of businesspeople. The decree of the Head of state “On additional measures to ensure accelerated development of entrepreneurial activity, comprehensive protection of private property and quality improvement of the business climate” on 5 October 2016 has opened new opportunities in this regard. 
05.02.2017 | 17:53 President Shavkat Mirziyoyev examined construction process of the Tashkent metallurgical plant
President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev examined the project of construction of “Tashkent metallurgical plant” foreign enterprise in metropolitan Sergeli district.  A British company "Quality Trade Supplies L.P." is a founder this enterprise with the project cost of 278,2 million euros.  The construction of the enterprise on 100 ha is planned be carried out within 24 months. The plant will be equipped with modern technologies from Italy, Germany, Austria and other countries. It will manufacture metal sheets for car bodies, home appliances, metal tiles, corrugated boards. In full capacity, the plant is expected to employ over 1000 workers. 
04.02.2017 | 17:51 President Shavkat Mirziyoyev inspected new metro line construction
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev inspected the construction process of the Sergeli line of the Tashkent metro.  At the initiative of the President of our country a special attention is paid to further development of the transportation sphere, in particular, the metro. The Tashkent metro, playing an important role in the system of providing transportation services for residents and guests of the capital, carries out a large volume of works in ensuring the security of passenger transportation, providing them more comfortable conditions. Today the Tashkent metro includes Chilonzor, Uzbekiston and Yunusobod lines. 
04.02.2017 | 17:50 Those interested in poetry will never be unhappy
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has met a number of literators on Poets Avenue in the Alisher Navoiy national park of Uzbekistan.  In the years of independence, special attention is paid to augmenting the younger generation’s intellectual potential, to popularizing reading and to forming book-reading culture among young people and to stepping up the provision of educational, enlightening and scientific literature to educational establishments.  The President’s decree dated 12 January 2017 “On establishing a commission for the popularization of reading and the raising of book-reading culture and for the development of the system of the publication and distribution of books” was an important step towards raising the scale of work in this sphere to a new level.  During the meeting, there was discussion about further improving this place, raising the morality of people, especially young people, making them interested in book reading and ensuring that they regularly visit this place to closely familiarize themselves with the works of famous poets and writers. 
04.02.2017 | 17:48 Towards further raising prosperity of people
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev acquainted himself on 3 February with the pace of construction of modern multi-storey apartment houses in Sergeli district of Tashkent.  Thanks to peace and calm reigning in Uzbekistan and people’s conscientious work, this country is developing comprehensively. Large-scale construction and improvement work is being carried out in all its towns and villages, and the population’s quality of life is rising with every passing year.  At the initiative of the country’s First President Islam Karimov, improvement work has been carried out in many towns. Today the results of this work can be seen in Tashkent, Nukus, Urgench, Bukhara, Andijon, Farghona, Namangan, Samarqand, Karshi, Termiz and other towns.  In accordance with a plan for construction work in the years 2016-2017, 102 modern multi-storey houses consisting of 4284 apartments are being built in Sergeli district of the capital city. This big project will make it possible to satisfy the requirements of thousands of families for housing. Most importantly, the housing will be provided on the basis of privileged mortgage loans. 
01.02.2017 | 17:17 Shavkat Mirziyoyev received chairperson of American-Uzbekistan chamber of commerce
 President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received Carolyn Lamm, Chairperson of the Board of the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce, on 1 February.   The head of our state, warmly greeting the guest, underlined that the visit of a large delegation of leading US companies and holding of a joint business forum is a confirmation of a growing mutual interest and endeavour to develop a beneficial trade-economic and investment cooperation between Uzbekistan and the US.   The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce, established over twenty years ago, is an important mechanism for supporting and pushing forward joint programs and projects in different spheres of the economy and has turned into a reliable bridge between the business circles of the two countries.   At present, world-known American companies such as Boeing, General Motors, General Electric, CNH Industrial, Hyatt, Hilton and many other others have successful businesses in Uzbekistan.   Only last year, the mutual trade turnover increased by 70 per cent and reached 454 million US dollars thanks to development and implementation of joint projects with the mentioned companies.   Nowadays, 164 enterprises with American capital operate in Uzbekistan, the volume of US investments into the economy of Uzbekistan has exceeded 1 bln. US dollars.