Germany and Japan want to work together for stability in Central Asia, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Tuesday in Berlin.
On 24-26 May, the "Role of the city of Samarkand in history of the world cultural development" international symposium took place in Samarkand. For over the three days over 30 researchers, historians and scholars from 16 countries around the world along with their Uzbek counterparts have discussed various aspects of history and modern life of the ancient city.
The Brussels City Municipality hosted an event dedicated to the 15th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and Belgium [on 23 May], Jahon news agency of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported.
The Committee on science, education, culture and sports of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan held a session to review implementation of the Law "On protection and use of the cultural heritage sites" and the Law"On procedures of taking in and out the cultural values" in Khorezm region.
Key development objective of Uzbekistan for long and mid term perspective is acceleration of economic growth with simultaneous maximization of benefits for the poor and socially vulnerable groups of population. Acknowledging the importance of this task, the Government of Uzbekistan initiated a process of mid-term Welfare Improvement Strategy (for 2007-2010) formulation in Uzbekistan in March 2006.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) opened in Bishkek on 29 May a regional meeting aimed at exploring better ways of delivering development assistance to the five countries of Central Asia.
In full partnership with the Government, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, the UN family in Uzbekistan is focusing its efforts on the formulation and implementation of the Welfare Improvement Strategy, which is the national version of the PRSP (Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper).
A Eurasian security bloc comprising five former Soviet republics and China will begin joint counter-terrorism exercises at a lake in eastern Kygryzstan on Monday.
A delegation of Thailand led by its Deputy Foreign Minister of Thailand Sawanit Kongsiri paid an official visit to Uzbekistan [on 23-24 May]. The delegation held negotiations with Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan, National Drug Control Centre under Cabinet of Ministers. The delegation also visited historic and cultural sights of Tashkent and Samarkand.