Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a message to Uzbek President Islom Karimov, congratulating him on officially assuming office [following his re-election on 23 December], the Kremlin press service has said.
Uzbek President-elect Islam Karimov was sworn in during an inauguration ceremony held at a joint session of the parliament’s lower and upper houses in Tashkent on 16 January. In his speech, President Karimov pledged to serve Uzbekistan’s people, abide by the Constitution and laws of the republic, guarantee the citizens’ rights and freedoms, as well as to implement his election platform. He also described the inauguration day as "a historic day" and thanked the voters for trusting him. The following is an excerpt from the Uzbek president’s inauguration ceremony broadcast by Uzbek Television First Channel on 16 January; subheadings inserted editorially:
Islam Karimov’s inauguration for a new seven-year term proves of strengthening business relations between Russia and Uzbekistan, co-chairman of the Russian-Uzbek Business Council Yuri Shafranik said on Wednesday, Interfax reported.
Islam Karimov was sworn in as Uzbek president on Wednesday. He made a vow at a joint meeting of both chambers of the national parliament in the presence of the diplomatic corps accredited in Tashkent. He promised “to faithfully serve the Uzbek nation, to strictly abide by the Constitution and to observe the legislation of the republic, to guarantee civil rights and freedoms and to discharge conscientiously the duties the Uzbek president is vested with.”
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov who has been re-elected for another seven-year term will be sworn in as president on Wednesday.
With the aim of further boosting partnership relations between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, the president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan has signed a resolution, Turkmen TV Altyn Asyr channel reported on 12 January.
A group of pupil from Tashkent-based school No. 210 got acquainted with property law of Uzbekistan at UNDP-backed training on 14 January. Clinicians of Legal Clinic under the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED) conducted this training.
Human Rights Commissionaire of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan (Ombudsman) and Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s Central Asia Office signed an agreement of cooperation, UzA reported.
Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan held a session to consider several laws on 9-10 January, UzA reported.