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This was announced today by the Deputy Minister of Defense, the commander of the Air Defense Forces and the Air Force of Uzbekistan, Major-General Ahmad Burkhanov. Russia, as he said, remains an important strategic partner of the republic. In Tashkent, a regular meeting of the ... military
TASHKENT (TCA) -- China seeks to increase investment in energy, infrastructure, and transport projects in Uzbekistan -- the policy that brings .... visited Uzbekistan to sign a provincial-level agreement with the Samarkand city government and to promote the Henan-Uzbek Agricultural Industrial Park.

A new explanation for the cause of one of the greatest armed conflicts in history - the 1941-45 war between Germany and the Soviet Union - emerged in Tashkent last week. According to an Uzbek official, fighting between the Russians and Germans started just two hours after Soviet officials - in what ... Central Asia
BUKHARA, Uzbekistan -- The ancient Silk Road city of Bukhara has two synagogues, a primary school that teaches Hebrew, a Jewish cultural association and a sprawling ... The central government in Tashkent, the Uzbek capital, would like Bukhara's Jews to stay and those who left to start returning.
The detention center in Tashkent, the Uzbek capital, is where Bobomurod Abdullaev, a freelance journalist, was taken and, according to his wife and lawyer, tortured after agents of Uzbekistan's feared National Security Service grabbed him off the street in September. But it was also where Mr. ...
The scene outside a Tashkent courtroom where two journalists are on trial is at once festive and tragic. Uzbekistan's embattled human rights defenders, long harassed by the late Islam Karimov's repressive government, gathered in numbers not seen for years alongside local reporters, ...

Uzbekistan is a country that has long been in the shadows, but this week the once repressive and secretive Central Asian state invited the media in for an international summit on the peace process in Afghanistan. It was a chance for BBC Uzbek's Ibrat Safo to return home for the first time in more than ...
Before meeting Mogherini, Ghani addressed the Tashkent conference and said regional countries need to support Afghanistan's peace efforts ... Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev also addressed the delegates and said the fight against terrorism was a common factor for the region and more ...
The Tashkent summit is expected to be attended by the UN Special Envoy to Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, as well as the foreign ministers of China, Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, ...
Delegates attending the peace conference in the Uzbekistan capital have agreed that the reconcilable Taliban should be recognized as a legitimate ... The conference was opened by President Ashraf Ghani and his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev and attended by Foreign Ministers of Russia, ...
The significance attached to India for this Tashkent process can be gauged from the fact that Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov had visited India last month only to invite External ... Uzbekistan, as a close neighbour of Afghanistan, has always been an advocate for peaceful political settlement.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is going to participate in the International High-Level Conference on Afghanistan, Peace Process, Security Cooperation and Regional Connectivity in Tashkent on Tuesday. The conference will be opened by the presidents of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan Shavkat ...
The Tashkent summit is expected to be attended by the UN Special Envoy to Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, as well as the foreign ministers of China, Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, ...
Uzbekistan hosted the first peace conference on Afghanistan in 1999. On Sunday, Uzbek foreign minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and Afghan deputy minister of foreign affairs, Hekmat Khalil Karzai presided over a meeting of experts where they agreed on the draft final declaration of the Tashkent Declaration, ...
The State Department said Shannon would discuss with Uzbek leaders “the progress made under Mirziyoev's reform agenda, reaffirm support for Uzbekistan's valuable contributions to leadership in the region, and underscore the United States' commitment to stability in Uzbekistan and throughout Central ...
Visiting U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon has met with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev in Tashkent. The Uzbek Foreign Ministry says the sides discussed bilateral ties and international and regional issues at the meeting on March 26, before an international conference ...
On the sideline of the conference, I will met H.E President Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini and other heads of delegations,” Ghani tweeted. During the trip, Ghani will hold talks with his Uzbek counterpart President Shavkat ...

Following talks in Uzbekistan, more than 20 countries and organizations have declared their support for direct talks between the Kabul government and the Taliban to end the 16-year conflict in Afghanistan. A joint declaration issued at the end of the March 27 meeting in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, ... Afghan Government Peace
The State Department said Shannon would discuss with Uzbek leaders “the progress made under Mirziyoev's reform agenda, reaffirm support for Uzbekistan's valuable contributions to leadership in the region, and underscore the United States' commitment to stability in Uzbekistan and throughout Central ... Afghan Government Peace
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is due to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Central Asian country's capital of Tashkent on ... on Afghanistan, "Peace Process, Security Cooperation and Regional Connectivity," will take place in Uzbekistan's capital of Tashkent on March 26-27. Afghan Government Peace
From March 25-27, delegations from across the region and around the world will gather in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, to discuss peace in Afghanistan. Co-hosted by the Afghan government, the conference follows countless other efforts to breathe life into the peace process in Afghanistan. The official conference is ... Afghan Government Peace
From March 25-27, delegations from across the region and around the world will gather in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, specifically to confront the Afghanistan problem. The conference, co-hosted with the Afghan government, follows innumerable other efforts to breathe life into the peace process in ... Afghan Government Peace
TASHKENT (TCA) — Micro, small and medium-sized private businesses in Uzbekistan will now benefit from a new Regional Small Business Programme (RSBP) launched in Tashkent on March 1, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) reported. The EU-funded and EBRD ... Afghan Government Peace
“The Death of Stalin is hardly likely to get a widespread release in Tashkent, and that is why they picked Ilkhom, which is usually patronized by a selective section of the Uzbek public. But I think that the film needs to be shown, regardless of any historical inconsistencies and errors,” Nazarov said. Afghan Government Peace
Former Uzbek Interior Minister Zakir Almatov (second from left) is shown with other Uzbek security officials in Tashkent in 2005. ... Perhaps more than any other Uzbek official, Almatov's name is linked with the violent events -- some say massacre -- that took place in Uzbekistan's eastern city of Andijon on ... Afghan Government Peace
However, for this, it is necessary to restore 60 km of power lines from the Uzbek side, as well as implement a project on relay protection and automation. The minister further added that in 2017, Tajikistan produced over 18 billion kilowatt hours of electricity. Presently, Uzbekistan imports electricity from ... Afghan Government Peace
The Tashkent Times also noted that since 2010 only two of 16 checkpoints between the two countries were in operation and that the Uzbek government had recently approved a decision to resume operations at nine border checkpoints — eight on highways and one via rail. Tajik excitement seems focused ... Afghan Government Peace
Tashkent is to hold the international WorldBuild Tashkent 2018 Construction exhibition, previously known as "UzBuild", Uzbek media reported on March 1. The exhibition is organized by Iteca Exhibition and its partner, ITE Group. According to the information of ITE Uzbekistan, 171 company from 24 ... Afghan Government Peace
Tashkent has hosted the first Uzbek-Azerbaijani business forum at the initiative of the National Confederation of Entrepreneurs (Employers') Organisations of Azerbaijan Republic (ASK), Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan's embassy in Uzbekistan. Azerbaijani ambassador ... Afghan Government Peace
Russia, US, China invited to Afghanistan conference in Tashkent - Uzbek foreign minister ... received invitations to attend the international conference on peace and security in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov said on Friday after talks with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. Afghan Government Peace
Finance Minister Kim will hold a meeting with Uzbekistan's Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov in Tashkent on Tuesday. Their planned talks are a follow-up measure to a summit meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in November of last year, it added. Afghan Government Peace
Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan since March 2018 will launch a passenger train on the route "Tashkent-Rybachye (Balykchy)-Tashkent", Kyrgyz Railways reported. The passenger train No. 455/456 of Uzbek Railways will run once a week. It consists of 7 sleeping cars, three reserved cars and a restaurant car. Afghan Government Peace
In October, Uzbek Foreign Minister Kamilov had led a delegation to Tehran which returned to Tashkent after signing agreements in the agricultural and textile sectors. There's more room for economic linkages between Iran and Uzbekistan. The visit also featured the start of discussions on exporting Iranian ... Afghan Government Peace
The cost of apartments in Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan, increased by two percent in January 2018. The average bid price in the secondary real estate market of Tashkent in January 2018 was $558 per square meter, compared to $545 a month earlier. This is stated in the review of the evaluation ... Afghan Government Peace
For many regional watchers, the announcement and quick reversal revealed hints of a power struggle in Tashkent. As new Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev gradually sidelined his rivals, one stayed exactly where Islam Karimov had put him: Rustam Inoyatov, the head of the National Security Service ... Afghan Government Peace
The company was founded by Kim Woo-choong in 1967 as Daewoo Industrial Co., Ltd, which ran its business in trading and construction. The South Korean company previously announced plans to organize the Uzbek-Korean Institute of Technology in Tashkent, as well as launch production of modules for ... Afghan Government Peace
A senior U.S. State Department official is scheduled to travel to Uzbekistan this week for meetings with officials in Tashkent. The State Department said in a January 29 statement that Alice Wells, the U.S. principal deputy assistant secretary for South and Central Asian affairs, will hold talks with senior Uzbek ... Afghan Government Peace
This page will automatically refresh every 10 minutes as we might be adding updates. Do not close it but leave it open in a browser tab. –. Update 01:11 UTC : the earthquake's epicenter is however just across the border in Kazakhstan. Update 01:09 UTC : seismogram as recorded in Tajikistan. Afghan Government Peace
In January-December 2017, 863 companies with the participation of foreign capital were re-established in the republic, of which the bulk is in Tashkent city (535), regions of Tashkent (88) and Samarkand (56). Few number of newly created companies with foreign capital participation are in Navoi (three), ... Afghan Government Peace
Both May and Northern Ireland cap McGinn are set to sit out tomorrow's friendly against Lokomotiv Tashkent of Uzbekistan at the training complex. However, McInnes is ... McInnes has opted to play a friendly while out in the Middle East and the Reds will face the Uzbek top-flight champions. The Dons gaffer ... Afghan Government Peace
A new bus service has been launched between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The first busses bound to the Uzbek capital Tashkent have already left from Shymkent. The route is 145 kilometers, an average travel time is 3 hours. The new route will increase the flow of tourists between the neighboring ... Afghan Government Peace
Almost half a million citizens from Kazakhstan's ethnic Uzbek minority reside in the southern regions of Kazakhstan. Meanwhile, the majority of some 800,00 ethnic Kazakhs in Uzbekistan reside in the country's Tashkent region and have relatives in Kazakhstan. All passenger bus services between ... Afghan Government Peace
There are currently 700 companies in Uzbekistan with Turkish capital, 100 of which are representation offices. They carry out activities in the sectors of textile, commitment, food, hotel management, building materials, plastic, medication, and service. There are 114 companies in Turkey with Uzbek capital. Afghan Government Peace
Uzbek Interior Ministry hosted a meeting with a high ranking US security official, where security issues of the US Embassy in Tashkent were discussed, the ministry said in a message. At the meeting, the US side expressed gratitude to Uzbekistan for the high level of security of representatives of the US ... Afghan Government Peace
A Russian instructor teaching Uzbek students. Soviet rule in Uzbekistan was marked by the repression of Islam and the promotion of literacy. Photo by Max Penson. Women in burqas on the streets of Tashkent. Scenes like this became increasingly rare under Soviet rule. Photo by Max Penson. A stern-faced ... Afghan Government Peace
British pop star Robbie Williams has sparked scandal in Uzbekistan after revealing his underwear to concert-goers in Tashkent. Williams, who arrived on stage wearing a traditional Uzbek robe, pulled back his clothes and announced: “This is my arse… tonight, your arse is mine.” The pop star performed in ... Afghan Government Peace
But tourists have long been forbidden from capturing on camera the Uzbek capital Tashkent's elaborate metro stations and some government buildings. Late on Tuesday state media published a presidential decree saying tourists would now be able to take photos of and film public places "without any sort ... Afghan Government Peace
In April 2017, direct flights resumed between Tashkent and Dushanbe for the first time in 25 years. Uzbek-Tajik relations began souring quickly after independence. As Tajikistan fell into civil war, Uzbekistan's Karimov battened down the hatches, determined that instability would find no footing in his country. Afghan Government Peace
And so it was for K., as she identifies herself for security reasons, a transgender woman who says she indeed faced death threats back home in Uzbekistan. She was detained in Tashkent by Uzbek police and security forces four times between 2014 and 2017. Each time, they demanded that K. out other ... Afghan Government Peace
"Our existing campuses in Singapore and Tashkent in Uzbekistan would ... students from all regions of Uzbekistan studying at MDIS Tashkent, ... Afghan Government Peace


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