On 27 October, the Uzbek Central Electoral Commission (CEC) held a session to make decisions to set up polling stations for the 27 December parliamentary election at Uzbek embassies abroad as well as to set up electoral districts in the country.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov received chairman of the Council on Railway Transport of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and President of Russian Railways OJSC Vladimir Yakunin at the Oqsaroy presidential residence on 27 October.
Palestine Foreign Affairs Minister Ryad Al Malki participated at the opening of new building of Palestine Embassy in Tashkent on 27 October.
An OSCE roundtable meeting to discuss draft laws on crime prevention and on combating domestic violence, as well as legal opinions on both drafts prepared by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), started in Astana on 27 October.
A presentation of Uzbek President Islam Karimov titled “The global financial-economic crisis, ways and measures to overcome it in the conditions of Uzbekistan” was presented in Amman, Jordan. The book was published in Arab language.
The Graduation Ceremony of the 13th Business Courses took place at the International Business Center in Tashkent, which was organized by the Uzbekistan-Japan Center for Human Development.
A team of 45 military officers from 24 OSCE participating States began a visit to an air assault brigade in Taldykorgan in south-east Kazakhstan today.
On 21 October 2009, the Women’s Committee and a UNDP project “Legislative and Institutional Capacity Development for Women’s Empowerment in Uzbekistan” held a seminar on “Legal guarantees of women’s rights protection from discriminative customs, forced and early marriages” in the city of Nukus, Karakalpakstan, for doctors.
On 21 October 2009, the Women’s Committee and a UNDP project “Legislative and Institutional Capacity Development for Women’s Empowerment in Uzbekistan” held a seminar on “Legal guarantees of women’s rights protection from discriminative customs, forced and early marriages” in the city of Nukus, Karakalpakstan, for secondary school teachers.
Indian Foreign Minister Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna, who was on a visit to Uzbekistan, said in an interview to Uzbek TV on 23 October that the main goal of his visit was to boost current relations between Uzbekistan and India.