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Public Policy & Politics

14.06.2017

In the near future, Uzbekistan plans to begin actively applying the practice of the so-called Double Degree program (the double diplomas program). According to the Ministry of Secondary Special and Higher Education of the Republic, this practice has spread and gained great popularity in the universities of many other countries. Some of the local educational institutions applied for the introduction of this practice in Uzbekistan.

 

14.06.2017

On June 11, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon met UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Dushanbe. According to the press service of the head of the Tajik state, the parties called the cooperation with the United Nations “important in terms of strengthening Tajikistan's statehood, implementing economic reforms, and ensuring sustainable development.” They stressed that today Tajikistan has a total of 23 representative offices of various UN programs, offices, and specialized projects.

 

14.06.2017

In accordance with the decree of the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, it is planned to divide the Committee for Sports, Youth and Tourism into two separate structures. One of them will be the Committee for Development of Tourism. Its central apparatus will be financed at the expense of funds allocated from the national budget and a number of other sources, in agreement with the Ministry of Finance. Within the next two months, this body will submit a number of proposals on reforms to the normative legal acts of the republic.

 

13.06.2017

The air company “Turkmenistan” will carry out the first test flight from Ashgabat to Dushanbe and back. As reported by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Tajikistan, Chary Atayev, during the press conference in Buchanba, the flight will take place on Monday, June 12. “On this day, a delegation of Turkmenistan, including representatives of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and a number of ministries and departments, will arrive in Dushanbe on a direct flight from Ashgabat,” the Turkmen ambassador said.

 

12.06.2017

This year, Uzbekistan expects a record number of applicants for admission to the republic's higher educational institutions. According to the State Test Center, their preliminary estimates envisage that the number of applicants will be about 795,000 people. For comparison, the figure was 663,000 people in 2016. The Center states that the growing number of applicants to higher educational establishments does not assist the implementation of an effective youth policy.

12.06.2017

During the recent meeting of the presidents of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Almazbek Atambayev in Astana, the parties reached an agreement on accelerating the work on demarcation and delimitation of disputed sections of the interstate border. According to the press service of the head of Kyrgyzstan, the meeting took place within the framework of the session of the heads of the SCO states (Shanghai Cooperation Organization). According to the Uzbek president, the bilateral relations have been actively developing recently, especially after President A.

12.06.2017

On June 9, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi met in Astana. The leaders of the two countries discussed the agreements reached during the visit of the delegation of the Government of India to Uzbekistan. The meeting took place during the SCO member states' summit held in Astana. N. Mody expressed “sincere gratitude for Uzbekistan's constant strong support of the proposal on India's membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.”

 

10.06.2017

After the talks held in Astana between President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and the head of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, who had arrived in the republic on an official visit, a total of 12 joint documents were signed, including a joint statement. During the meeting, the parties discussed a number of issues, including cooperation in the transport sector, energy and agriculture.

08.06.2017

On the sidelines of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) summit that begins in Astana on June 8, a number of bilateral meetings of the leaders of the SCO countries will take place, including a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. On June 7, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov told journalists that the meeting would be the second for the leaders in 2017. Worth recalling, they met less than a month ago, during the international forum “One Belt, One Way” held in Beijing on May 14-15.

08.06.2017

The capital of Kazakhstan has hosted a meeting of defense ministers of the states that are members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic reported this news on June 7. During this event, its participants summed up the results of cooperation in 2016, and discussed the prospects for further development of cooperation.