Head of the Belarusian state Alexander Lukashenko congratulated President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on the 15th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the two countries, BelTA learnt from the presidential press service.
Deputy Prime Minister Chairperson Women Committee,Senator Svetlana Inamova di majlis The Expert Group Meeting On Women’s Participation In Decision Making Of The Organisation Of The Islamic Conference (OIC).Gambar Abdullah Yusof When Republic of Uzbekistan Deputy Prime Minister and Senator Svetlana T. Inamova came to Kuala Lumpur for the Expert Group Meeting on Women in Decision-making of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Countries yesterday, The New Straits Times spoke to her about women’s participation in Islamic countries.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov’s inauguration, for another seven-year period, is taking place at a time of unprecedented development of this country’s business relations with Russia, the ITAR-TASS news agency has learned from Yuriy Shafranik, the chairman of Russia’s Oil and Gas Producers Union and co-chairman of the Russian-Uzbek Business Council today.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov met the European Union’s (EU) special representative for Central Asia, Pierre Morel, who is on a visit to Uzbekistan, on 17 January.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Uzbekistan to Qatar Abdurafik Khashimov handed over credentials to Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the country Ahmed bin Abdullah Al-Mahmoud.
Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Pakistan, Oybek Usmanov called on Dr Anwar Hussain Siddiquee, President International Islamic University (IIU) for extending further cooperation between IIU and Uzbek universities, AAP reported.
Speaking in Uzbek Radio’s Voqiflik (Awareness) programme on 16 January, Shuhrat Goyibnazarov, a professor and a doctor of political science, said that great work had to be done to raise the political awareness of people, and especially young people, as political awareness united people during hard times.
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.