As Russia has long advocated greater prominence for the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, both groupings seem to be forging closer ties.
A meeting has been held in the Uzbek Central Electoral Commission (CEC) with a group of the CIS Executive Committee (CISEC) representatives who have arrived in Uzbekistan to monitor the forthcoming presidential election. The group is headed by the chief of the observers mission, first deputy chairman of the CISEC, Vladimir Garkun.
Dushanbe, 12 December: The Uzbek embassy in Tajikistan launched its web site on the Internet yesterday.
Erkin Khalilov, speaker of the Uzbek Supreme Assembly’s Legislative Chamber (parliament’s lower house), on 12 December met the members of a visiting delegation led by Agung Laksono, the speaker of the Indonesian House of Representatives.
President Islom Karimov met Korean Deputy Prime Minister of Finance and Economy Kwon O-Kyu in Oqsaroy residence on 12 December.
Good conditions are being created for servicemen, who maintain peace in the country, to help increase their work efficiency. A new border post has opened at a military unit under the border troops of the National Security Service.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov received a delegation led by the president of the Malaysian Petronas corporation, Tan Sri Dato Mohd Hassan Marican, at the Oqsaroy presidential residence on Tuesday, 11 December.
The candidates for the Uzbek presidency continue meeting voters. The presidential candidate from the People’s Democratic Party, Asliddin Rustamov, met voters in Tashkent region on 11 December.