A training meeting of the disaster relief teams of Karakalpakstan, Tashkent city, Khorezm, Bukhara, Jizzakh, Surkhandarya, Samarkand, Andijan, Tashkent, Ferghana, and Namangan regions of the Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan is being held in the village of Yangiobod on 20-25 August.
Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan and UNDP Country Office in Uzbekistan organized two-day seminar entitled “Social protection of women, participating in migration processes in Uzbekistan” in Nukus, Karakalpakstan, on 16-17 August. About 30 representatives of state bodies, mahalla committees and NGOs from Karakalpakstan Republic and Khorezm region participated at the work of seminar.
Parliamentary delegation of Israel headed by Knesset Vice-Speaker Amnon Cohen is on a visit in Uzbekistan. On 20 August, the delegation held talks with the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of Uzbekistan’s Oliy Majlis Erkin Khalilov.
Units of a joint air defense system of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will conduct live firing August 22 as part of the active phase in a second stage of a joint annual exercise, RIA Novosti reported.
As a result of several operations, the Uzbek special services have seized 6.5 kg of drugs.
Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Ms. Midori Matsushima arrived in Uzbekistan and held negotiations with senior Uzbek officials on 17 August.
Chinese President Hu Jintao’s just-concluded tour, a major diplomatic move by China in the Eurasian region, is fruitful with far-reaching influence, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said on Saturday.
President Islam Karimov proposed to increase the term of the Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to five years, justifying his suggestions by the importance of the longitudinal tasks the Secretary-General is charged with.
In his contribution at the extended session of the SCO Summit today in Bishkek, President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov said that the SCO Secretary General should promote and take into account interests of all countries-members, instead of pursuing narrow national interests.