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Uzbekistan: pilov and fruits

Pilov is the most classic dish of Uzbekistan, consisting of rice, onions, carrots and meat, all cooked slowly in layers in a traditional cast-iron kazan (essentially, a cauldron). If you don’t have a kazan lying around, you can substitute it for a cast-iron casserole dish. By Sher Karimov For Uzbeks, …

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Fergana Valley tasty destinations for tourists

The Ferghana Valley (also transliterated as Fergana or Farghana) is historically the main Silk Road route between Kashgar and Samarkand. It is a relatively fertile, populous and prosperous area though much of the surrounding country is mountains, steppe or desert. Two rivers, the Naryn and the Kara Darya, flow into …

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Bukhara – The Capital of Islamic Culture

Sacred Bukhara is one of the tourist gems of Uzbekistan. The historic city centre is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The age of the city exceeds 2500 years. Let us say one thing. You will lose out so, so much, if you do not visit Bukhara. Popular landmarks …

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Andijan: the birthplace of the great Bobur

Andijan region is the birthplace of the great Bobur, the smallest in the area, and at the same time the most densely populated region of Uzbekistan. The history of this region begins with the ancient Dayuan State founded here in the VI century BC. Agriculture with artificial irrigation and cattle …

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Andijan people are warm and friendly

Zakhriddin Mukhammad Bobur is a significant person in Uzbekistan’s history. In Central Asian history, he remains as a great ruler and commander who managed to found a huge empire which existed more than 300 years after his death. He placed himself on record not only in the history of the …

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In Central Asia authoritarianism prevails over Western democracy

Authoritarian tendencies in Central Asia continue to grow. The region lacks democratic traditions and its clan-based societies overwhelmingly prefer some form of despotism rather than Western liberal democracy. By Nikola Mikovic Voters in Kyrgyzstan recently decided to abandon parliamentary democracy. The former Soviet republic is returning to the presidential political …

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The innovation system of Uzbekistan is being modernized

The World Bank (WB) supports Uzbekistan’s investment in research and commercialization of innovations. The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved $50 million for the “Modernization of the national innovation system in Uzbekistan” project. “The new project, supported by the World Bank, will help the government develop a national …

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Uzbekistan increases exports

A landlocked Central Asian country that shares its southern border with Afghanistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan shipped an estimated US$11.1 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2019. That dollar amount reflects a 10% increase since 2017 and a 1.5% gain from 2018 to 2019. From a continental perspective …

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Uzbekistan becomes a country of tourists

Tourism in Uzbekistan has always drawn people from far and wide. For anyone who knows about the country, this is easy to understand – bright colours, intricate patterns, rich flavours, and friendly people await every visitor. Traces remain of great empires that have long since been blown away by the …

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Uzbekistan Economic Growth: EU allocates over €2 million

The Covid-19 pandemic and related measures will bite into growth this year. Internally, demand will likely be downbeat amid social distancing measures and weaker remittance inflows. On the external front, feeble external demand and rising uncertainty will keep exports subdued. The possibility of further domestic restrictions clouds the outlook. FocusEconomics …

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Central Asians resided in Anatolia since 7500 years

The bones of a woman of Central Asian descent found at the bottom of a deep well after a violent death in an ancient city in Turkey are helping scientists understand population movements during a crucial juncture in human history. Researchers have dubbed her the “lady in the well” and …

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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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Uzbekistan has set road towards its ambitious goals

After Shavkat Mirziyoyev came to the post of the President the number of beautiful and landscaped areas in Uzbekistan are increasing as a result of measures aimed at radically renewing the image of cities and villages, improving social conditions. I personally witnessed these creativities during my trip to this country …

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Latest UAE-Turkmenistan Political Consultations Committee held

The “4th UAE-Turkmenistan Political Consultations Committee” was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in the capital, Abu Dhabi, on Monday. The UAE delegation was headed by Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Political Affairs, while the Turkmen delegation was …

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Uzbekistan on the path of open democratic country

Yesterday in Washington, Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov met with U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton. It is reported that the sides regarded a broad variety of problems of mutual concern and methods of expanding partnership relations. Advisor John Bolton highlighted the significant role Uzbekistan plays in initiating the inter-Afghan …

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Uzbekistan is a country for tourists

In Uzbekistan, consistent reforms are underway to develop the tourism sector as one of the strategic sectors of the national economy. It is not just economic reforms that it is attracting Indians to resource rich Uzbekistan. The land of Babur, Amir Temur, Bukhara and Samarkhand with its majestic heritage are …

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Afghanistan and Uzbekistan: economic and security partners

When Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev came to power, his posture toward Afghanistan was significantly different than that of his predecessor. Instead of shielding Uzbekistan from Afghanistan and viewing the country primarily as a center of instability, Mirziyoyev enthusiastically embraced Afghanistan as an economic and security partner Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, …

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In the new phase of Uzbekistan-Afghanistan relations

In May 2019, Tashkent introduced a trade area between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan that will operate on the Afghan-Uzbekistan frontier at the Termez Cargo Center terminal. The trade area promises speedy processing of documentation from and to Afghanistan for products. This unprecedented move towards closer trade ties between Tashkent and Kabul …

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UAE National Jiu-Jitsu Team wins in Kazakhstan

The UAE National Jiu-Jitsu Team topped the medal table on the first day of the now-running Kazakhstan Jiu-Jitsu Grand Prix, bagging eight medals. Ten countries, including Brazil, Jordan, Afghanistan, Mongolia and Turkmenistan are participating in the international competition, taking place on June 22nd-23rd, 2019, here. Four golds, two silvers and …

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Generel visa for Central Asia

Introduction of a single Silk Visa in the territory of the Central Asian region could be the expansion of many-sided beneficial cooperation, the development of the tourism sector, and the strengthening of cultural and economic ties. According to the overwhelming majority of specialists and analysts, the introduction of a single …

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Emirati Cultural Days headed to Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is looking forward to host the Emirati Cultural Days again, said Bakhargul Abdyeva, Deputy Prime Minister who is also in charge of culture and mass media. She made her remarks during a meeting with the UAE Ambassador to Turkmenistan, Hassan Abdullah Al Adhab, on the sidelines of a ceremony …

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UAE holds talks with Turkmenistan’s Rachid Meredov

The UAE Ambassador to Turkmenistan, Hassan Abdullah Al Adhab, has met with Rachid Meredov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, on the sidelines of an international meeting held on Wednesday at the ministry. The meeting was held under the theme, ”Cooperation between the United Nations and …

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What is Eurasianism?

The Levant News — by Graham E. Fuller — You might recall the term “Eurasia” from high school geography classes. The term isn’t used much any more in political discussions in the West, but it should be. That is where the most serious geopolitical action is going to be taking …

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