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July 13, 2017

The national airline Uzbekistan Airways carries out c a project on the construction of a cutting edge civil aviation complex on the basis of Tashkent-Vostochny airfield
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a corresponding decree.

According to the document, in view of public complaints caused by the demolition of residential and non-residential buildings, the transfer of the Qorasuv Canal section and the resettlement of citizens, the implementation of the investment project on the construction of a new international passenger terminal of the Tashkent airport will be temporarily suspended.

To increase the efficiency of operation and radically improve the quality of service for passengers arriving by international flights, it is envisaged to increase the capacity of the Tashkent international airport by reconstructing the former building of local airlines and equipping it with up-to-date equipment for servicing passengers and their luggage. A cutting edge complex will be built on the basis of the Tashkent-Vostochny airfield to provide the highest level of receptions and farewells for foreign delegations.

The project aims at the development of the respective infrastructure in line with world standards, improvement of flight conditions and quality of passenger service, bringing it to the latest international requirements and standards.

The construction of the civil aviation airport complex will be funded through the loans of foreign financial institutions, as well as private funds of the NAC Uzbekistan Airways in terms of financing of design and survey work.

NAC Uzbekistan Airways was assigned to team up with UzshaharsozlikLITI to develop a feasibility analysis of the project, coordinate it with the authorized expertise bodies, and submit it for approval to the Cabinet of Ministers within three months. The companies have also been entitled to carry out construction and installation works, and concurrently develop design estimates by February 1, 2018.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

Delegation of Uzbekistan participated in the Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers

On July 10-11, 2017 the Delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan took part in the 44th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Abidjan (the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire).

After the report on the results of the chairmanship of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in 2016-2017, which was held under the slogan “Education and enlightenment - path to peace and creativity”, the ceremony of the official transfer of the chairmanship for 2017-2018 to the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire was held.

The delegations of the OIC Member States discussed topical issues of the organization’s activities and adopted resolutions on political, legal, organizational, social and economic, cultural and humanitarian issues.

On the initiative of Uzbekistan, supported by other countries, special resolutions “On the Imam Bukhari International Research Center in Samarkand” and “On the establishment of the Special Chair of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) in the structure of the Tashkent Islamic University” were adopted. Thus, the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers again approved the proposals of the Head of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, which were suggested on October 18, 2016 at the 43rd Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Tashkent.

In the speeches of the Secretary General Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen and the heads of the delegation of the Member States of the Organization, special attention was paid to the successful outcome of the 43rd Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers in Tashkent and the whole of Uzbekistan’s chairmanship in 2016-2017.

In particular, on the initiative of the Uzbek side, Department for work with youth was created in the OIC General Secretariat to implement the taken decisions.

In the speech of the President of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire Allasane Dramane Ouattara, the slogan of the Ivorian chairmanship “Youth, Peace and Development in a World of Solidarity” was put forward, which is a logical continuation of the initiatives during the chairmanship of Uzbekistan.

During the 44th Session, the new members of the OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) were elected. From Uzbekistan, the Director of the National Center for Human Rights of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Chairman of the Committee of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis on Democratic Institutions, NGOs and citizens’ self-government bodies Akmal Saidov was elected as a member of the Commission for a three-year period.

During the visit to Cote d’Ivoire, the delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan met and held bilateral negotiations with the Secretary General of the OIC Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, the Minister for Climate Change and the Environment of the United Arab Emirates Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, the Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Sartaj Aziz, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi, the Director of External Relations and Cooperation of the ISESCO Ahmed Ould Bah.

At the meetings, the sides discussed the state and perspective directions for the development of cooperation in various fields.
(Source: Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

Delegation of EU Commission visits Uzbekistan

On July 12, 2017 the delegation, headed by Stefano Manservisi, head of the Directorate General of the Commission of the European Union for International Cooperation and Development, arrived in Tashkent.

The program of the visit includes bilateral meetings and negotiations in the Government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Committee for Investments, and other state structures of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
(Source: Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

Meeting with the Regional Director of the World Bank

On July 13, 2017 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov received the Regional Director for Central Asia of the World Bank (WB) Lilia Burunchuk, who arrived in Tashkent as the head of a representative delegation to hold bilateral negotiations.

The current visit of Lilia Burunchuk to our country is the fourth since the beginning of this year. Earlier, the WB delegation also visited the Aral Sea area to get acquainted with the social and economic situation.

During the conversation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the prospects for partnership between Uzbekistan and the World Bank Group were discussed.

Special attention was paid to cooperation within the framework of implementation of the Strategy of Action on the five priority directions of development of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021.

At the meeting, the sides exchanged with views on other issues of mutual interest.
(Source: Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

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