Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Uzbekistan to Italy Jakhongir Ganiev handed over credentials to the President of Italy Giorgio Napolitano, Jahon news agency of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported.
Four candidates have registered to run in Uzbekistan’s presidential election, including incumbent Islam Karimov, the electoral commission said Monday â€” amid debate over whether the authoritarian leader can legally seek a third term.
During a just-concluded visit to Central Asia, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has strengthened his agency’s cooperation with the Governments of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan to assist thousands of refugees and asylum-seekers in the two countries.
The Council of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan adopted a decision to hold the 12th plenary session of the Senate in Tashkent on 30 November.
A Japanese delegation, comprised of the deputy director of the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of the Offenders, Takeshi Seto; a professor of the institute, Koji Yamada; an international training specialist, Ikuo Kosaka; and a JICA [Japan International Cooperation Agency] specialist, Jun Katori, have visited the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The new Japanese ambassador to Uzbekistan, Tsutomu Hiraoka, presented his credentials to Uzbek President Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy presidential residence on 17 November.
A peacekeeping contingent deployed by members of a regional security bloc in Central Asia will total up to 5,000 men, the bloc’s senior official said on Friday, RIA Novosti reported.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov met a delegation led by the president of Japan’s Isuzu Motors company, Yoshinori Ida, at the Oqsaroy presidential residence on 17 November.
An international round table entitled "Democratic development: security, human rights, cooperation for the sake of future" has focused on the human rights policy and the role of political parties in Uzbekistan, the Uzbek website UzReport reported on 16 November. The round table was held in the Uzbek capital of Tashkent on 15-16 November.