A delegation of Thailand led by its Deputy Foreign Minister of Thailand Sawanit Kongsiri paid an official visit to Uzbekistan [on 23-24 May]. The delegation held negotiations with Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan, National Drug Control Centre under Cabinet of Ministers. The delegation also visited historic and cultural sights of Tashkent and Samarkand.
A scientific practical conference on labour protection and safe working conditions was held in Tashkent, UzA reported.
The President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov’s book entitled "Progress of the country and raising our people’s living standards - the end goal of all democratic changes and economic reforms" has come out.
The facts of indoor growing of drugs have been revealed in a number of regions of Uzbekistan. Over 2,000 bushes of opium were seized, Press-uz.info reported quoting the Uzbek Ministry of Internal Affairs.
An international meeting, devoted to ecological and economic development of the Aral Sea region, has been held in Vienna, Austria, Jahon news agency reports.
The website of oÂne of the leading news agencies in the Arab world - the Egyptian News Agency "MENA" posted a story oÂn Samarkand headlined as "The capital of Maveraunnakhr - Samarkand-marks its 2750th anniversary". The news agency reported about the ancient history, rich culture and unrivalled oÂn their beauty and charm the monuments of this ancient city.
Secretary of the Kazakhstan’s Security Council Berik Imashev met with Secretary of the Uzbekistan’s Security Council Murad Atayev on the eve of the 3rd session of the SCO Security Councils’ Secretaries in Bishkek.
Key development objective of Uzbekistan for long and mid term perspective is acceleration of economic growth with simultaneous maximization of benefits for the poor and socially vulnerable groups of population. Acknowledging the importance of this task, the Government of Uzbekistan initiated a process of mid-term Welfare Improvement Strategy (for 2007-2010) formulation in Uzbekistan in March 2006.
Microfinance development programme, a component of the market reform policies in Uzbekistan, is designed to improve living standards. Its main objective is to provide assistance to the broad population groups by supporting private entrepreneurship through transforming crediting into a more effective instrument.