Uzbekistan National Security Service detained Uzbek national in an attempt to smuggle 9 kg of heroin to Kazakhstan, RIA Novosti reported.
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received Cesar Maia, mayor or Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 3 November in Tashkent. The sides talked about development of cooperation between the two states.
The President of Bulgaria Georgi Parvanov will pay a state visit to Uzbekistan on 5-8 November on the invitation of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.
The government of Uzbekistan has added the Aydar Arnasay Lakes System (527,100 hectares, 40Â°47’N 067Â°46’E) to the Ramsar List.
An expanded board meeting was held at the Ministry of Justice to sum up the results of the Ministry’s and its divisions’ activity in the first nine months of the year 2008, and discuss the tasks to be completed for successful completion of the year. The Minister of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan R. Muhitdinov presided at the meeting.
A working meeting of customs officials of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan has taken place at the common border and customs checkpoint Kaplanbek at the initiative of the Kazakh Ministry of Finance. They discussed the future work of checkpoints on the Kazakh-Uzbek border, the fight against smuggling and illegal drugs and also information exchange.
The ceremony of awarding diplomas to winners of the stipends for talented students program, educational grants and sports grants was held in Tashkent, UzA reported.
Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov has written books on love and the Kuril Islands. His latest tome, "Water and Peace," revives a grandiose Soviet plan to redirect Siberian rivers to irrigate cotton fields in Central Asia.
A Forum on Global Alliances in New Digital Technologies for Enhancing Capacity was jointly organized by UNESCO Secretariat and the Uzbek National Commission for UNESCO in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from 23 to 24 October 2008.