German ambassador to Uzbekistan, Matthias Meyer said in his interview with the Uzbek TV: “The current year was very fruitful for the development of Uzbek-German economic cooperation. We marked a large increase in efforts aimed at strengthening relations. Various delegations visited Uzbekistan to establish new contacts with Uzbek partners. I think the implementation of agreements will show its results in the next year. In my opinion, there is a potential for trade and economic cooperation in more areas. I am confident that using this potential will be mutually beneficial.”
The launch of a Dnepr space rocket with the Thai remote sensing satellite THEOS [Thailand Earth Observation System] from the Dombarovskiy deployment area near the village of Yasnyy in Orenburg Region of the Russian Federation has been postponed indefinitely.
An earthquake struck southern Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday, cracking walls in older buildings and prompting frightened residents to leave their homes, witnesses said. There were no immediate reports of casualties, AP reported.
A British tycoon has said that the Uzbek president-elect, Islam Karimov, is a guarantor of stability in the country. In an interview to an Uzbek political expert, Rafik Sayfullin, the chief of the British Oxus investment company, Richard Wilkins, said that it was important to strengthen stability and manageability of social processes in Uzbekistan in order to develop democratic processes.
Turkmenistan will gain the observer status to the Eurasian Group on combating money laundering and financing of terrorism (EAG). The decision was taken at the 7th plenary meeting of the Group on combating money laundering and financing of terrorism (EAG), which was held in Sanya (Hainan, China) on 11-14 December.
Intergovernmental Commission of Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan will meet in the first quarter 2008, ABC.AZ Daily News reported on 30 December.
Uzbekistan abolished the death penalty on 1 January 2008.
President of Ukraine Viktor Yuschenko expressed his confidence in development and strengthening of Ukrainian-Uzbek cooperation after re-election of Islam Karimov as President of Uzbekistan.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov has received sincere congratulatory messages with the best wishes of peace and tranquility, happiness and well-being from the leaders of several foreign countries on the occasion of the New Year.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed the law "On the ratification of an agreement on the procedure for operational deployment and use of and all-round provision of collective security for the collective forces of rapid reaction of the Central Asian region", the president’s press service said today.