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Uzbekistan expands cooperation with EU

On December 10, 2019, Uzbekistan delegation led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dilshod Akhatov and representatives of various ministries and agencies of Uzbekistan arrived in Brussels. The purpose of the visit is to conduct the 4th round of negotiations on the draft Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between Uzbekistan …

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WaterTech in Africa used for thirsty cities

From solar-powered ground pumps to 3D-printed filters, new technology can help solve water shortages in African cities facing rapid growth, entrepreneurs and policymakers said. These were among the solutions discussed at a summit hosted by the Islamic Development Bank in Senegal’s capital Dakar this week, focused on how innovation can …

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Uzbekistan – Italy: cooperation and partnership

On December 11-13, 2019, Uzbekistan delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulaziz Kamilov will visit Italy. The program of the visit includes conduction of meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio and other officials to discuss prospects for further development of bilateral …

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France wants speedy resolution of crisis in Lebanon

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday urged the Lebanese to form a new government swiftly or risk a financial crisis worsening and threatening the country’s stability. “(They should) form a government quickly because any delay will continue to worsen the situation,” Le Drian told a news conference. Six …

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Japanese PM wondering about Rouhani visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that Tokyo is in discussions about a visit to Japan by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani this month, an attempt to try to resolve Iran’s nuclear impasse with the United States. He also said Japan wants to make every possible effort to promote …

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Non-Saudis to get 23% of Aramco IPO

Non-Saudi investors were allocated 23% of the institutional tranche of Saudi Aramco’s initial public offering (IPO), an executive at one of the lead banks on the deal told the Al Arabiya news channel on Monday. Wassim Al Khatib, head of investment banking at National Commercial Bank (1180.SE) also said the …

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Election-2019. Transparency and openness

Preparations in our country for a major political event – the upcoming December 22, 2019 elections to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, regional, district and city councils are in progress. This year’s elections will be held on the basis of the newly adopted …

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Sangbur Open-Air Museum

If the city of Navoi is still “nothing at all”, then in six or seven kilometers south of the city of Navoi one of the most ancient settlements of craftsmen “Sangbur” is located.  The name comes from the words “Sang” – stone and “drill” – to drill, break, that is, …

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Cyprus goes to The Hague over Turkish gas exploration

Cyprus has petitioned the International Court of Justice at The Hague to safeguard its offshore mineral rights, its president said on Thursday, as neighbor Turkey disputes its claims. The two countries are at loggerheads over offshore maritime zones around the island, where Cyprus has granted licenses to multinational companies for …

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The friendship of peoples is growing to the State level!

By Nurbek Olloyor   The historical ties between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan, existed long before the formation of these governments as republics. The emergence of these ties brings us back to the days when Uzbekistan and Afghanistan were not yet divided by political borders and were considered as a part of …

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Elections – A Responsible Campaign

By Nurbek Olloyor   The important event, elections to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, for regional, district and city councils’ deputies will be held in our country at the beginning of the third decade of December of this year. From the history of any government, it can be …

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Turkey preparing for second S-400 purchase

Turkey’s presidential administration has said that the purchase date for more S-400 missile systems from Russia is just a technicality and that it thinks a deal will happen before too long, the RIA news agency reported on Monday. Moscow hopes to seal a deal to supply Turkey with more S-400 …

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Erdogan accuses Macron of brain death

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Emmanuel Macron’s warning that NATO was dying reflects a “sick and shallow” understanding, telling the French president “you should check whether you are brain dead”. The comments drew a swift rebuke from the French foreign ministry, which summoned Turkey’s ambassador to Paris …

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UAE in bid to buy Brazilian refineries

Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4.SA) has selected four groups for the second round of bidding for four refineries up for sale, including China’s Sinopec, Abu Dhabi’s state investor and two Brazilian firms, according to four people with knowledge of the matter. Sinopec, Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Co …

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Uzbekistan: new opportunities for integration

Uzbekistan has officially joined the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking Countries, also known as the Turkic Council. The decision to admit Uzbekistan to this group was taken on 15 October at the summit of the States Parties in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Uzbekistan is one of the important countries in …

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Israel wishes Good Luck to genocidal Mynmar regime

The Israeli ambassador was mistaken to have sent a “GOOD LUCK” message to Myanmar ahead of World Court hearings on accusations the state committed genocide against Rohingya Muslims, Israel’s foreign ministry said on Thursday. Israel’s Haaretz newspaper reported that the ambassador to Myanmar wished authorities good luck in tweets that …

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France in bid to boost Saudi security

The United States and France are boosting Saudi Arabia’s radar systems following crippling drone and cruise missile attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure in September, which Washington blames on Iran. The chief of the U.S. Central Command and France’s defense minister, whose countries have taken divergent approaches to Iran, also touted …

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Rifaat al-Assad in Spanish money laundering case

Spain is heading towards a money laundering trial against an uncle of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, the High Court said on Friday, after an investigating judge finished his probe. The prosecuting office has ten days to comment on the judge’s recommendation that the case goes ahead, which is considered a …

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Erdogan Visits the White House

Erdogan’s Turkey could best be described as America’s worst friend or best enemy.  Even though they are allies by treaty, the US and Turkey have tended to go separate ways over the last few years.  While the US has sanctioned Iran, Turkey has abetted the sanctions.  Although a NATO partner, …

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Turkey says it intends to use Russian S-400s

Turkey bought S-400 missile defense systems from Russia to use them, not put them aside, the head of the Turkish Defense Industry Directorate said on Saturday, days after talks between President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump. Erdogan and Trump held talks in Washington on Wednesday to overcome increasing …

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Putin backs Saudi over OPEC decision

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia was taking a tough stance on the output deal between OPEC and its allies because of Saudi Aramco’s initial public offering, but that Moscow respected Riyadh’s interests. Speaking to reporters in Brazil at a summit for BRICS countries, Putin said …

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