Foreign Ministers of Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states are poised to hold a meeting in Moscow on Thursday to discuss the conflict in South Ossetia, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s information and press department stated today.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov has said that his country gives priority to developing relations with foreign partners and contributing to peaceful settlement of conflicts. Addressing a festive ceremony devoted to the 17th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independence, shown live on Uzbek TV on 31 August, Karimov said the country secured nearly 50% economic growth rate over the past five years, noting that achievement over the years of independence were reached mainly thanks to the hardworking citizens of the country.
Kim Yo’ng-nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, sent a message of greetings to Islam Karimov, president of the Republic of Uzbekistan, on 1 September on the occasion of the national day of the country, KCNA reported.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov has urged his nation to learn its "true history". Karimov on 31 August visited the Shahidlar Maydoni (Martyrs Square) memorial compound in Tashkent and attended a ceremony to commemorate the victims of Stalin-era repression, the state-run Uzbek TV first channel reported the same day.
Uzbek police have detained a group which collected charity money from rich people and hand it over to an "extremist" sect, according to a film entitled "Meaning of Zakat [Islamic alms payable annually by well-to-do Muslims]", broadcast by Uzbek TV on 27 August.
Karimov is the initiator and leader of historic transformations in Uzbekistan, directly contributing to:
Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Dadfar Spanta said Saturday that Kabul wants to develop bilateral relations with the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Uzbekistan on 20-26 August provided support in conducting the seminar on updated technologies of early detection of cervical cancer and its preventive measures.