"The outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the Kyrgyz districts bordering Uzbekistan causes our concern," Tolagan Umarov, the head of the Main State Veterinary Directorate of Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, told journalists on 4 May, a Regnum news agency reported.
Eleven people from Uzbekistan were banned entry into South Korea Monday when they were found to have falsely posed as shooters for an international competition in Incheon, immigration officials said.
A delegation of Czech Republic led by Deputy Foreign Ministry Jaroslav BaÅ¡ta held negotiations with Uzbek officials on 4 May.
A move by Uzbekistan’s government to legislate universal salt iodization will prevent thousands of stillbirths and save many newborns from suffering brain damage, as well as boosting the national economy, Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.
The country office of UN Children Fund (UNICEF) in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Peoples’ Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan is launching “Health Week” National informational campaign in all schools of the Republic from April 30th to May 7th . The campaign will be carried out within framework of activities devoted to the Year of Social Protection and implementation of the National Flour Fortification Program (Resolution of the President RUz #153, of August 11, 2005).
Official ceremony of awarding the winners of the international contest for the second national prize "Oltin Kalam" (’Golden Pen’) in the field of journalism was held in Turkiston palace, Tashkent, on 3 May.
Uzbekistan Foreign Ministry said on 2 May that Umida Niyazova financed various unregistered NGOs and human rights organizations in Uzbekistan.
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov had a telephone conversation with his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rakhmanov to discuss perspectives of cooperation of two states and water-energy problems.
UNDP and National Association of NGOs of Uzbekistan (NANNOUz) is organizing an educational workshop and a roundtable in the frameworks of the visit of Deputy Prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Paris, member of administrative board of Paris Center of Information on rights of women Ms. FranÃ§oise Guyot to the Republic of Uzbekistan from 25 April till 4 May 2007.