On 21 June President Karimov visited Namangan and Andijan regions with the aim of familiarizing with the course of socioeconomic reforms being implemented in the regions.
In 2008 Russia’s Interior Ministry is to double its number of trainees in anti-narcotic units in Afghanistan and Central Asian countries, deputy-head of the Russian Interior Ministry’s personnel department Maj-Gen Vladimir Kubyshko has said.
Traffic police officers in southern Uzbekistan’s Qashqadarya region have discovered about 200 kg of raw opium in a lorry, the Na Postu newspaper reported on 16 June.
EU foreign ministers backed a German initiative to boost cooperation with energy-rich Central Asia on Monday.
The first coordination meeting of organizations funded through the European Commission’s Disaster preparedness program, DIPECHO, was hosted by World Vision Uzbekistan in the Uzbek capital Tashkent earlier this month, demonstrating significant progress in launching a coordinated earthquake preparedness project.
A team of rescuers from the Uzbek Ministry of Emergency Situations took honorary third place in a tough competition, the 12th international contest on rescue operations among the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states. The contest was held as part of the international Kazspas-2007 [Kazakh rescuer] exercise and seminar.
A conference has taken place in the capital city of Tashkent on interaction between the National Centre of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Human Rights and nongovernmental noncommercial organizations (NGOs) in the sphere of human rights protection.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov continued his journey and arrived in Navoiy Region [central Uzbekistan]. Earlier, the Uzbek head visited neighboring Bukhara region.