Kazakhstan renamed its capital Astana to Nursultan on 20 March 2019 to honour outgoing President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, in his address to the people on national television channels, announced about his resignation.
In Indonesia, at least 63 people have been killed and 59 injured by flash floods in eastern Papua province.
Following the tragic accident of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 involving a Boeing 737 MAX 8, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is taking every step necessary to ensure the safety of passengers.
Nabil Gangi, a national of Canada, has recently taken up the post of FAO Deputy Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia, replacing Yuriko Shoji. Gangi will strengthen the team of the Organization’s Regional Office in Budapest.
The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed sincere condolences to the President of Ethiopia Sahle-Work Zewde and UN Secretary-General António Guterres in connection with death of passengers, including 19 United Nations staff members, and crewmembers of the aircraft, crashed on 10 March after taking off from Addis Ababa.
The first meeting of the leaders of Uzbek national cultural centers in Ural Federal District and the Consulate General of Uzbekistan was held in Yekaterinburg, Russia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan said.
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max-8 plane has crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all on board.