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May 5, 2014


May 5, 2014



economy.. 2

Uzbekistan Havo Yollari transports 573,000 passengers in 1Q.. 2

Another International Fair2


Vice PM of Malaysia arrives in Uzbekistan. 2

Society.. 2

Strengthening the Role of Political Parties. 2

9 May – Day of Memory and Honor.. 3

Those Years Shall Never be Forgotten. 3

The International Conference “The historical heritage of scientists and thinkers of the Medieval East, its role and significance for the modern civilization”. 4

Yusuf Khas Hajib Balasaguni4




























Press-service of MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan




Uzbekistan Havo Yollari transports 573,000 passengers in 1Q

Uzbekistan Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways), a national airline of Uzbekistan, transported over 573,000 passengers in the first three months of 2014, the press service of the airline said.

In the first quarter of 2014, Uzbekistan Havo Yollari conducted over 5,494 flights.

The airline said that it transported 9,900 tonnes of freight in the first quarter of 2014, which grew by 14% year-on-year.

According to preliminary data, income of the airline made up 596.3 billion soums in the first quarter of 2014, which rose by 50.5 billion soums or 9.2% year-on-year.



Another International Fair

IA “Jahon” – May 15-17 of this year in the exhibition center “Uzkurgazmasavdo” it will be took place an International Industrial Fair “Leather, shoes, clothes and accessories in 2014”. Reports the press office of the Chamber of Commerce of Uzbekistan.

The main purpose of the exhibition – to enable manufacturers to demonstrate the whole range of products of footwear, apparel, accessories, made from leather, textiles, fur and astrakhan, with the latest fashion trends and market needs, as well as to provide assistance in the selection of the necessary equipment, technology and furniture.

(Source: Jahon News Agency)



Vice PM of Malaysia arrives in Uzbekistan

Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Education of Malaysia Tan Sri Muhyiddin bin Yassin arrived in Uzbekistan on 4 May with an official visit.

The delegation of Malaysia includes several members of parliament, senior government officials and representatives from business community and universities. The visit is aimed at strengthening bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries.

During the visit, Tan Sri Muhyiddin bin Yassin will hold meetings with Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Minister of Higher and Secondary Specialised Education Alisher Vakhobov.

Muhyiddin will also visit the Uzbekistan State University of World Languages and Malaysia Education Fair and Art Exhibition 2014 in Tashkent.

Malaysian Prime Minister will wrap up his visit with a high-level roundtable meeting with Malaysia-Uzbekistan captains of industry, aimed at exploring new business opportunities and possible joint ventures.

Trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Malaysia grew from US$65 million in 2012 to US$71.4 million in 2013 (+9.85%). The volume of investments of Malaysia to Uzbekistan makes up about US$350 million, large part of which fells to share of oil company Petronas.





Strengthening the Role of Political Parties

Tashkent has hosted an international seminar on strengthening the multi-party system and party competition as a fundamental condition for parliamentarianism development.

The event was organized by the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis in collaboration with the Institute for Monitoring the Current Legislation under the President of Uzbekistan, the Independent Institute for Monitoring the Formation of Civil Society, the OSCE Project Coordinator in Uzbekistan, representative offices of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Germany) and the NGO of National Democratic Institute (U.S.A) in Uzbekistan, and other organizations.

The forum highlighted the issues of further strengthening of the role of political parties in prioritizing socio- political and economic development and their involvement in the process of democratization and modernization of the country.

As highlighted at the seminar, the enhancement of ongoing reforms on streamlining of the system of checks and balances between authority branches, empowerment of parliament, strengthening the responsibility of the Cabinet of Ministers, enhancement of efficiency of public and parliamentary control over the operation of government bodies largely depends on the level of development of multiparty system.

As noted by the participants, Uzbekistan has the legislative framework which is a pillar for the parties to become a decisive and effective force to make a change in the society. Over the past period they have gained certain experience and political prestige.

“In a short time Uzbekistan has managed to make a significant progress towards the development of a multi-party system,” said the former Prime Minister of the federal state of Thuringia, a member of the Central Board of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Dieter Althaus (Germany). “I am impressed by the fact that there are several political parties, each of which is actively growing, expanding its membership and supporters, participates in the work of representative bodies through its representatives. This is the clear evidence of deep and weighed reasoning of reforms in the development of a multi-party system.”

The participants emphasized that democratization is a dynamic process, which is always on the go, strengthening the legal foundations of democracy and expanding the legal space for the effective representation of political parties in the institutions of parliamentary democracy. New constitutional regulaitons are an important step towards the gradual achievement of the key strategic objective – joining of Uzbekistan in the ranks of developed democratic countries where the state is based on the traditional pillars – the rule of law, effective power and a strong civil society.

“The parliamentary system is developing quite rapidly in Uzbekistan,” said Sean Roberts, Professor of the Elliott School of International Relations at George Washington University (USA). “It once again proves serious attitude of your country to the construction of a modern parliamentary system. The current measures on liberalization and democratization of the society will contribute to progress and improvement of people’s lives, citizens’ confidence in the future.”

According to foreign participants, despite the short period of independent development, Uzbekistan has accumulated a huge experience of effective parliamentarism that contributes to the enhancement of democratic processes, ensuring of human rights and freedoms, the coherence of the entire state mechanism. The results of the reforms in this area might be an example for many other countries.

Following the discussion, the participants of the international seminar agreed that ongoing democratic reforms in Uzbekistan bring notable positive results. It was noted that the implementation of the ‘Concept of intensifying democratic reforms and forming the civil society in the country’ put forward by the state’s leader, will be the basis for further democratization of all spheres of life and can be used by many countries of the world as an example of sequential reformation and modernization of the country based on the principles of democracy.

(Source: “Uzbekistan Today” newspaper)


9 May – Day of Memory and Honor

Those Years Shall Never be Forgotten

Each national holiday has its own distinctive feature, but Memorial Day is absolutely special. It produces light in every soul, a sense of pride for the immortal feat of our fathers that never fades down, it stirs up feelings of grief over irreparable losses. This day, imbued with a smell of gunpowder from the most terrible war, is marked with tears in the eyes.

On the 50th anniversary of victory over fascism, Uzbekistan was first among the CIS states to issue 34 volumes of Memory Book. It bears the names of 431,000 Uzbek soldiers who died or missing in the WWII.

Ten years later, several NGOs working in our country and primarily Nuroniy Fund of Social Support for Veterans found a few thousands of our compatriots. This work resulted in an additional volume, with names of 15,590 more people.

This noble work continued. In 2007, the President drew attention to those missing in the war. He stressed the need to find information about them.

Intellectuals and the public have responded to the call. A year later they released another supplementary volume of the Memory Book with names of several thousand more people. And this work is still on.

(Source: “Uzbekistan Today” newspaper)




The International Conference “The historical heritage of scientists and thinkers of the Medieval East, its role and significance for the modern civilization”

Yusuf Khas Hajib Balasaguni

(1016/18 – the end of the XI c.) Scholar and lexicographer, poet and philosopher


Yusuf Khas Hajib was born in the capital city of Karakhanids Balasagun (now Kyrgyzstan) in the interval 1016-1018 gg. Facts about his biography is very scarce. What is known is that at age 50 in 1069/70 he completed his poem “Kutadgu bilig” (“Knowledge of Grace” or “The Science of Happiness”), introduced her to the ruler of Kashgar, and was awarded the title “Has Hajib” – Minister of tsarist yard.

Main areas of research

Poem “Kutadgu bilig” – the only extant work Balasaguni Yusuf. The most complete of the known manuscripts of this poem is currently stored at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Poem “Kutadgu bilig” contains bayts 6520, divided into 85 chapters; moreover, it has three applications containing 124 bayt, divided into three chapters. For all its ethical and moralistic orientation poem Yusuf Balasaguni “Kutadgu bilig” is a philosophical work, which examines the meaning and value of human life, outlining the responsibilities and standards of behavior in society. Author of the poem shows how to be not only the rulers, but also the common people; what personal qualities they should possess. Thus, the author of the poem put forward in his work a number of the just demands of the powerful : to be educated to care about people, good to know the literature, art, etc. In this regard, work Balasaguni “Kutadgu Bilik” is considered one of the most important sources for the history of Uzbek statehood. Furthermore, since this work is written in the language of Turkic peoples – which became the nucleus of the Uzbek people, it is also important as a source for the history of the Uzbek language of the era.

Contribution to world science

“Kutadgu Bilik” is the first encyclopedic work of the Turkic language. This work is not only a political treatise, but also it is the sum of knowledge in various fields of science and culture of its era, it is collected and summarized material from philosophical understanding of attitudes of the author, in particular, we consider the philosophical problem of the meaning of life, purpose of man, his place and role in the social and natural universe. Balasaguni product is an extensive system in which problems are put forward as a general philosophical nature and vital practical, ethnic and aesthetic plan.

Significance and relevance of putting into circulation “Kutadgu bilig” Yusuf Balasaguni clearly emerges in terms of a comprehensive study of the multidimensional process of cultural development. Scientific use, study, interpretation works Balasaguni historical and philosophical slice yielded Repose of mental content, the intellectual life of the region Karakhanids era.

Yusuf Khas Hajib Balasaguni rightly considered a writer, an outstanding poet, a highly educated man, a connoisseur of the human soul, philosopher, scholar and lexicographer, poet, who owned all the subtleties of poetry and Turkic folklore.

Global recognition

It should be noted that according to the researchers “Kudatgu Bilik” widespread and recognition during the life of the author. This is confirmed by the author in his work. So Balasaguni Yusuf writes that the Iranians call it work – “Shakhname and Turks” (“Turkic Shakhname”), residents of the East – “Umar al- Ziynat” (“Decoration rulers”, etc. In addition, “Bilik Kutadgu” influenced the literature of Turkic peoples until the XIV – XV centuries.

There are several translations and editions of the poem “Kutadgu bilig”. In particular, the Uzbek language, as well as English, Turkish, Uyghur, German, Azeri and some other languages.