A German delegation headed by the state secretary at the Federal Ministry of Interior, August Hanning, visited the Internal Affairs Ministry of Uzbekistan, Uzbek newspaper Na Postu reported on 24 November.
Chinese top legislator Wu Bangguo met in Beijing on Friday with Adham Shadmanov, vice speaker of the Legislative Chamber of Supreme assembly of Uzbekistan, vowing to further exchanges between the legislative organs of the two countries, Xinhua reported.
Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan held its regular meeting on 20-22 November to consider several draft laws.
UNAIDS, the United Nations’ joint program on HIV/AIDS, has warned that the rate of HIV infections in Uzbekistan has been rapidly increasing in recent years.
A regular meeting of the CIS heads of government council wrapped up in Ashgabat. Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, heads of delegations of CIS member-states - Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine attended the meeting.
Central Asia is the arena for a media war between the US and Russia, and the former seems to be getting the upper hand, the Kyrgyz Belyy Parokhod newspaper has said. US-backed Radio Liberty, Voice of America and Internews Network have stepped up their activities in southern Kyrgyzstan, which borders on the Uzbek regions of Namangan, Andijon and Farghona.
The Ijtimoiy Fikr public opinion centre has conducted a survey with the aim of studying the life priorities and social position of young people in Uzbekistan in the conditions of the fundamental reforms taking place in the society, UzA reported.
The election manifesto of a presidential candidate, Asliddin Rustamov, calls for carrying out effective reforms in the social sector with an emphasis on socially vulnerable groups. Other priority areas include increasing the efficiency of the public utilities sector through creating a competitive environment and introducing procedures for setting tariffs; improving political and legal awareness of the citizens; and enhancing environment protection policy incorporating the use of environment-friendly technologies. The following is an excerpt from Rustamov’s election manifesto published in Uzbek newspaper Khalq Sozi on 22 November
On 21 November, as part of the start of the presidential campaign, Uzbek TV broadcast a platform speech of a presidential candidate, Asliddin Rustamov, nominated from the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan.