Officers of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) in the Orel Oblast have freed 18 citizens of Uzbekistan who were being held as slaves, RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service reported.
Member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will make fresh efforts to cooperate in national defense and security in a drive to deal with an array of challenges, Chinese Defense Minister Cao Gangchuan said here Wednesday.
The VI Central Asian Education Forum will be held in Astana on 26-28 June under the auspices of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Uzbek authorities on Tuesday incinerated 424 kilograms of heroin at a factory outside the capital Tashkent in the presence of foreign diplomats and media. Overall, the Uzbek authorities destroyed 772 kilograms of drugs.
In view of the urgent need to raise awareness about proper nutrition in children, a national campaign called Health Week was conducted this spring in almost 10,000 schools throughout Uzbekistan.
The VI Central Asian festival of ecological journalism is to be held in the capital of Kyrgyzstan on 25-27 June. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will participate in the festival.
President of Iran Mahmud Ahmadinejad, President of Mongolia Nambaryn Enkhbayar and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will attend a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republuic, on 16 August.
Defense Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will meet in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic on 27 June.
Some 9,000 Muslims from Uzbekistan will make annual pilgrimage to Mecca for the hajj this year, press service of the Committee for Religion under the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan said.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in cooperation with the Centre for Secondary Specialized and Professional Education (CSSPE) under the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, will conduct two 6-day back-to-back trainings for trainers on peer education techniques from 25 June to 7 July.