The President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA), Goran Lennmarker, will visit Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan from 27 April to 4 May.
Uzbek law-enforcement officers have detained an Uzbek citizen suspected of organising drugs trafficking from Afghanistan and Tajikistan, in a border district in the country’s [southernmost] Surkhandarya region [bordering Afghanistan], a report by the Uzbek State Customs Committee on 23 April says.
A team from the Indian Army will dispatch to Uzbekistan in next six months to train armed forces of the country, NDTV television news channel reported.
Ecosan, environment and health organization, and Uzbekistan Railways, delivered humanitarian aid worth 50 million soums to Karakalpakstan, UzA reported.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov has offered his condolences to Vladimir Putin and the Russian people on the death of the first Russian president, Boris Yeltsin, the Uzbek presidential press service said.
On Friday, Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Akira Amari will start his visit to Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia and Brunei over 27 April - 5 May, senior METI officials said on Tuesday.
The culture ministers of the member-countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) -- Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan - meet in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on Tuesday to discuss the situation in the field of culture and mutual moral and spiritual enrichment-related matters.
The European Union on Monday said it wishes to intensify cooperation with Central Asian countries on an individual and regional basis.
A top EU official welcomed Uzbekistan’s agreement to enter a human rights dialogue with the European Union as "a step forward" on Monday as the bloc studied plans for closer ties with energy-rich Central Asia.
"In conditions of the dramatically-changing and complicated geopolitical situation in the world, Uzbekistan attaches great significance to forming an effective mechanism of consultations and exchange of information with the Egyptian side," Uzbek President Islam Karimov said during a meeting with Egyptian President Muhammad Husni Mubarak in Cairo, a Regnum news agency correspondent was told at the Uzbek Foreign Ministry on 20 April.