Uzbek President Islam Karimov will participate in inaugural ceremony of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak’s on 25 February, Korea.net reported quoting officials at Lee’s transition team said Wednesday.
Police in Yekaterinburg, Russia, have arrested a woman who tried to sell her baby daughter to cover her personal debts, Russia Today reported.
Analyst Yuriy Sigov alleges that Washington will sharply step up its cooperation with Uzbekistan in 2008 to prevent the increasing role of Russia and China in the country. He says Washington has realized that, without cooperation with Uzbekistan, it would be difficult for the United States to successfully implement its energy projects in Central Asia.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov has said that all resources and capacities in the country should be ultimately devoted to a steady increase in the people’s living standards. In his remarks at the Cabinet session on 8 February, Karimov said that interests of an individual would bear a predominant and key value in all work to be carried out.
Nikolai Bordyuzha, the secretary-general of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), highly assesses the results of the official visit to Russia by Uzbekistan’ s President Islam Karimov that ended on 6 February, Itar-Tass reported.
Positions of Russia and Uzbekistan in such international organizations as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the UN are mostly the same, Uzbek President Islam Karimov said.
Uzbekistan’s President Isam Karimov, during his two-day visit to Russia, held meetings and talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as with other high-ranking officials of that country, Voice of Iran reported.
The United Nations Office in Uzbekistan in cooperation with United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Children’s Fund, United Nations Population Fund, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, United Nations Volunteers and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime announced National Student Essay Competition winners on theme “The Millennium Development Goals and Youth Contribution to the Development of Uzbekistan”. Around 11 students were announced as winners and 19 students were awarded special prizes from UN agencies in Uzbekistan. The National Student Essay Competition award ceremony took place at UNDP building.