It is a great pleasure for me these exciting minutes to congratulate you sincerely and wholeheartedly with the coming New Year, and, using this opportunity, to express my sincere respect to all of you.
Newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Uzbekistan to Russia Ilhom Nematov handed over credentials to State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Georgiy Karasin on 24 December.
The majority of Uzbek young people are against religious extremism and terrorism, the UzA Uzbek National News Agency reported on 29 December, quoting the results of a poll conducted by the Ijtimoiy Fikr public opinion centre.
The Uzbek police are taking measures to ensure public order during the forthcoming New Year holiday, UzA Uzbek National News Agency reported on 25 December.
State Duma of the Russian Federation ratified on 26 December an agreement on peacemaking activity of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), which was submitted to the lower house of parliament by the Russian President.
A Chinese delegation led by Vice Foreign Minister Li Hui has visited Uzbekistan.
China’s top legislature on Saturday voted to approve a multilateral treaty on joint military exercises.
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov invited his Turkmen counterpart Gurbangulu Berdimuhammadov to visit Uzbekistan in late February 2009.