June 29, 2015
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on June 26 at the Oqsaroy received credentials from the newly appointed Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary – Dato Noraini binti Abdul Hamid of Malaysia, Nasser Mousherita of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, Vinod Kumar of the Republic of India.
Warmly greeting the new chiefs of diplomatic missions in our country, the head of our state stressed that Uzbekistan attaches important significance to furthering the relations with Malaysia, Algeria and India, and wished them every success in their responsible and honorable assignments.
During a conversation with the Malaysian ambassador, the current state and prospects of the development of ties in the political, trade and economic spheres were discussed, along with interaction within the frameworks of the United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and other international institutions.
Mutual interest was underscored in affording a new dynamics to the bilateral cooperation, in boosting the activities of Uzbek-Malaysian institutions and mechanisms of interaction, in the implementation of joint projects in the economy.
Ambassador Dato Noraini binti Abdul Hamid assured that she considers her principal task in the further enhancement and consolidation of cooperation between Uzbekistan and Malaysia on the mutually advantageous foundation.
Algeria is regarded in Uzbekistan as one of the important foreign policy partners in North Africa.
As it was noted during the talk that followed the presentation of credentials, our two countries wield substantial potential for the further development of mutually beneficial trade, the enhancement of investment cooperation, expansion of bonds in the cultural-humanitarian and other areas.
The Algerian ambassador said that it is a great honor for him to serve for the consolidation of relations between our two nations whose peoples are tied with historical, cultural and spiritual community.
India is well known in Uzbekistan not only as a cradle of one of the most ancient civilizations, but also as a dynamically advancing country wielding leading positions in the system of regional and international relations.
The steadfast evolution of interstate ties is built on the regular political dialogue at the highest level. The state visit of Uzbekistan’s President to India that took place in May 2011 and the thorough talks between the two sides allowed for cementing the multilayered bilateral relations to a notable extent.
The Indian ambassador noted that he will do his best and apply his experience to further enhance the interaction between our two states and peoples.
In the first quarter of 2015, Russia›s oil giant Lukoil has invested $160 million in its projects in Uzbekistan.
Investments totaled $133 million in the reported period last year. Uzbekistan ranks third in the amount of investments, following the projects in the Caspian Sea ($231million) and Iraq ($223 million). The company has increased its gas production abroad by 10.2%, mainly on account of Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)
The Samarkand Chekhov State Russian Drama Theater set to premiere the children’s play “My Friend Is the Sun” on Sunday. And the same day in the evening the theatrical season culminated with a gala concert.
A fairy tale teaches children to radiate light and kindness to all those around them,” says Akhmat Niyozov, producer of the play. “On the example of a friendship between a reflection of a sunbeam and a grey forest hare our youngest spectators will be able to understand what true friendship is. Together they go through numerous hardships in the struggle against a character named the Unknown.
The Unknown is a generalized character of people who themselves are not aware of what they want and cannot make a difference between Good and Evil, Light and Darkness. Hence its face is light on one side and dark on the other. He always comes into conflict with the merry reflection of a sunbeam.
The play makes wide use of music from well-known cartoon films. Children will also see bright costumes of the fairy tale heroes, and thanks to light effects the reflection of the sunbeam will shine all over. The plot of the fairytale will not bore a young spectator; maybe he will feel a bit sad and plunge in thought.
According to the laws of the genre, this fairytale has a happy end. With the fall of the night the reflection of the sunbeam disappears, having given all his light to the forest hare to save it from misfortunes and disasters inflicted by the Unknown. The long-eared grey hare bravely opposes the enemy and says, “I am not scared of you, because my friend is the Sun.” The reflection of the sunbeam comes back with the sunrise and the Unknown finally chooses one side. Surely, the bright one.
The current theatrical season ends on a kind and positive note. A theatrical show with dances performed by the popular ensemble “Promenade” and scenes from favorite plays will entertain spectators that evening. And the new season will gladden the adult spectators with the premiere of the play “The Child.”
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)
Uzbekistan number one Denis Istomin won his first ever ATP World Tour title at the Aegon Open Nottingham with a thrilling 7-6(1), 7-6(6) win over Sam Querrey of the United States.
Istomin came through six tough matches at the last grass court event before Wimbledon to lift the trophy in front of an appreciative sell-out crowd.
The match lasted 1 hour and 42 minutes. During the match Denis Istomin recorded seven aces and two break points, as well as three double faults.
Sam Querrey served 12 aces and recorded two break points, as well as six double faults in the course of the match.
Istomin said: “I was pushing so much at the end and I am very happy to win my first title, I worked hard for it. It was an amazing and very tough week. I am happy for myself and my mum. I didn’t see her after the match, she left straight away, I think she was just so happy. We have a good combination – and I don’t have to pay for a coach!”
According to the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the leader of the national team of Uzbekistan Taekwondo WTF Dmitry Shokin won the Australian Open in Melbourne.
D.Shokin in competitions in weight category over 87 kg in the quarterfinals defeated Sikuero Maicon from Brazil with a score 1:0. In the semifinal he won taekwondo champion of the Olympic Games in Beijing Cha Dong-Min of the Republic of Korea. In the final competition actual world champion D.Shokin took revenge on the winner of the Asian Games 2014 Jo Chol Ho of the Republic of Korea. Then in the final competition in Incheon D.Shokin conceded exactly this South Korean taekwondo fighter. This time he defeated his opponent with a score of 10:8 and won not only the “gold” of the competition, but also 20 rating points to win tickets to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016.
In Melbourne, medalist of World Cup 2015, the winner of the Asian Games Jasur Baykuziev and medalist of Youth Games in Nanjing-2014 Umid Abdullayev also protect the honor of Uzbekistan.
(Source: IA “Jahon”)
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