The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) marks its 70th anniversary this year. This is a rare opportunity for the oldest and largest of the United Nations regional commissions to take stock of past achievements, but also to spotlight where efforts need to be concentrated to meet new challenges.
Economic growth in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) will accelerate slightly in 2017, following the stabilization of oil prices, benefitting the eastern half of the region, and a continued recovery in the western half of the region.
On 17-19 April 2017, a regular meeting of the Council of National Coordinators (CNC) of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization was held in Astana.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin ratified an agreement between Uzbekistan and Russia on developing military-technical cooperation.
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia is expected to visit Uzbekistan in May-June 2017, Interfax agency reported quoting Deputy Director of the Third CIS Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry Yevgeny Teryokhin.
Federation Council of Russia ratified an agreement between Uzbekistan and Russia on developing military-technical cooperation on 12 April 2017.
The Government of Russia approved a draft agreement on cooperation with Uzbekistan in the field of healthcare, medical education and science.
Government of Russia submitted an agreement on development of military-technical cooperation between Uzbekistan and Russia to the President Vladimir Putin to introduce it to ratification to the State Duma.