President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a meeting on the implementation of the tasks set to expand the use of renewable energy sources.
On 17 March 2023, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Bakhtiyor Saidov held a meeting with Mikhail Shvydkoy, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cultural Cooperation, Co-Chairman of the Board of the Interstate Humanitarian Cooperation Fund of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
On 16 March 2023, the 7th regional meeting of heads of border agencies of the CIS member states was held in Almaty, the press service of the CIS Executive Committee reported.
On 17 March 2023, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Gairat Fozilov received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic Vaclav Jilek, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to our country Leonid Marynich and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany Tilo Klinner.
Adviser to the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Bobur Rakhimov made a presentation on "Digitalization of higher education, science and innovation: the path to a new ecosystem" in the section "Bilateral relations in higher education: priorities and trajectory of development” within the framework of the 1st Forum of Rectors of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
On 17 March 2023, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Gairat Fozilov met with the head of the Regional Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for Central Asia, Hans Schodder.
A working visit of a group of experts from Uzbekistan consisting of representatives of the ISMI, IPMI and the Development Strategy Center to Germany continues. On the second day, meetings were held with the Commissioner of the German Foreign Ministry for Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia Matthias Luttenberg, with the leadership and experts of the European Policy Institute, the German Foreign Policy Society, as well as a round table with the participation of deputies of parliamentary factions of the German Bundestag.
According to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On the establishment of additional non-working days during the celebration of official dates and the transfer of days off in 2023" from 23 December 2022, 18-22 March are set as days off with the aim of large-scale Navruz celebrations.
The Ministry of Nature Resources together with the UN Development Programme in Uzbekistan (UNDP), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) visited Surkhandarya region to review the results of the joint afforestation project "Master planning and innovative financial solutions to support the implementation of the Yashil Makon Initiative of the Republic of Uzbekistan" engaging Afghan and Uzbek residents with the goal to contribute to socio-economic development of the region.
The Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan approved the law "On the ratification of the agreement between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Uzbekistan on the demarcation of the Kazakh-Uzbek state border."