The Government of Uzbekistan has initiated a process of full-fledged Welfare Improvement Strategy (WIS) formulation. WIS is expected to become strategic document, which will determine key objectives and tasks of the country, general policy directions and concrete instruments for achieving stated priorities for 2007-2010.
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Akiro Amari at presidential residence Oqsaroy on 27 April.
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed a decree on encouragement of World War II participants on the eve of 9 May, Day of Memory and Honour.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Uzbekistan to the Russian Federation Bakhtiyor Islamov started a two-day working visit to Novosibirsk region of Russia on 27 April.
United Nations Resident Coordinator Office Representatives and MDG Volunteers visited Berlin, Germany during March 21-April 1 to participate in International project “The world is too round to sit silently in the corner”. The representatives of four countries: Loesje International in Germany, The Creative Group MYSTYLE art in Latvia, FLEX/Alumni Association of Kazakhstan and the MDG Youth Network from Uzbekistan participated and shared their best practices in working with youth and the development issues.
For the first time, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) will hold its annual high-level meeting - which will be attended by over 400 delegates, including heads of Government and ministers from the organization’s 62 members - in Central Asia.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Victor Yanukovych, who has arrived in Uzbekistan on a working visit, left for the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on 26 April, Uzbek TV reported the same day.
Annually Uzbekistan increases the amount of appropriations from the state budget to address the problems in the public health domain. Compared with 1999 this indicator grew 7.4-fold thus amounting to 480.8 billion soums, Feruz Nazirov, Uzbek Health Minister, said in interview to Business Partner newspaper.