The conference “The role of Mass-media in Tuberculosis Control” opened in the hotel “Shodlik Palace” in Tashkent on 29 January 2009.
Customs officers of Uzbekistan detained citizen of Karakalpakstan N. Aknazarov with 1.3 kg of heroin.
An international conference on Afghanistan will gather under the aegis of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Moscow, RIA Novosti political commentator Pyotr Goncharov writes.
Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Israeli Centre for International Cooperation (MASHAV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 21 January.
Training on “Gender and Mass Media” for journalists of Bukhara, Samarkand and Navoi regions is being organized jointly by UNDP project “Legislative and institutional development for women’s empowerment in Uzbekistan”, Gender programme of the Embassy of Switzerland and International Center for Journalists retraining on 22-24 January.
Over the past two days, Kai Eide, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, has met with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, Foreign Minister Hamrokhon Zarifi and senior officials for agriculture, energy and counter-narcotics.
On 22 January, Uzbek TV broadcast another - second in the same week - programme about the human trafficking situation in the central Uzbek region of Samarkand.
Uzbekistan highly appreciates cooperation with Russia on security problems, Uzbek President Islam Karimov has said. He stressed that the visit of Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev further promoted that cooperation.
Russia and Uzbekistan state closeness or coincidence of stances on main issues of world policy as well as on the situation in the Central Asian region, said a joint communique of the Russian and Uzbek presidents signed on the results of a state visit to Uzbekistan by Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev.