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December 16, 2014


December16, 2014


President Karimov Receives the Outgoing U.S. Ambassador2

elections to the oliy majlis of the republic of uzbekistan and local Kengashes of people’s deputies. 2

CIS Observer Mission Arrives in Uzbekistan Ahead of Parliamentary Elections. 2

International cooperation.. 3

Confucius Institute Inaugurated. 3


TWAS Honors Uzbek Scientists with Awards. 3







President Karimov Receives the Outgoing U.S. Ambassador

On Monday at the Oqsaroy, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received George Krol, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America, who has been completing his diplomatic mission in our country.

The head of our state underlined the positive dynamics of the Uzbek-American relations in all spheres the two nations share interest. Islam Karimov said he appreciated George Krol’s personal contribution to the steadfast consolidation of cooperation between Uzbekistan and the United States.

In his turn, the American diplomat thanked the head of our state for a warm reception and noted that during his job in Uzbekistan he witnessed important political developments and effective transformation in the economy, social sector and other areas. That promotes the country to the rank of promising partners in demand in the international arena.

President Karimov and Ambassador Krol exchanged views also on other issues of interest for our two countries.

(Source: Press-service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan)

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CIS Observer Mission Arrives in Uzbekistan Ahead of Parliamentary Elections

A long-term CIS observer mission has arrived in Uzbekistan following an invitation from the Central Election Commission (CEC).

The group representing the CIS Executive Committee will observe the ongoing preparations for and conduct of the parliamentary elections scheduled for December 21.

At a meeting with the observers at CEC, the Chairman of the Commission, Mirzo-Ulugbek Abdusalomov, told the guests about the ongoing election campaign, which is based on the principles of transparency and openness and is in strict compliance with the Constitution of Uzbekistan, election legislation and a program of measures to prepare for and conduct the elections to the Oliy Majlis (Parliament) as well as District and City Kengashes (Councils) of People’s Deputies.

The members of the observation mission have learned that the political parties and candidates’ election canvassing is in full swing ahead of the election day. Participants of the election process have been provided with an equal footing to implement the campaign and use media opportunities to these ends.

“We accepted the invitation from Uzbekistan’s Central Election Commission with a tremendous pleasure,” said Vladimir Garkun, First Deputy Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee. “We highly appreciate the amendments to the election legislation in your country that have contributed to the further liberalization and democratization of the election process. This can be seen in the fact that the Constitution consolidates the CEC’s status and strengthens guarantees for its independence. The overarching principle of the mission’s work is impartiality. Our activities will strictly comply with the national legislation of Uzbekistan and documents adopted under the Commonwealth and will be based on international standards of election observation.”

“The CIS observer mission participated in Uzbekistan’s previous parliamentary as well,” noted Yevgeniy Sloboda, head of a department at CIS Executive Committee. “The national election legislation has made notable progress in recent years and meets democratic requirements. Guarantees for citizens’ freedom of expression have been strengthened, and political parties and parliamentary candidates enjoy all the necessary conditions for pre-election campaigns.”

To coordinate the activities of the CIS observer group, mission headquarters will launch work in Tashkent to facilitate observation activities. The headquarters’ responsibilities will include gathering, processing and analyzing materials concerning the course of the election process, legal audit of the election laws, monitoring of news broadcast by television channels and publications by print media, holding meetings with heads of political parties’ pre-election headquarters and candidates, and deployment of groups of CIS observers to regions and determining their agenda.

During the session at CEC the CIS observer mission members were granted mandates entitling them to participate in events related to preparations for and conduct of the elections as well as being present at polling stations on the election day and in rooms, where the votes will be counted.

As we reported earlier, the OSCE/ODIHR has deployed a limited election observation mission to follow the upcoming elections in Uzbekistan. Another three international organizations – The Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Association of World Election Bodies and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation – are slated to dispatch observation groups to Uzbekistan. Moreover, representatives of around 40 Asian, European, African and American countries have expressed willingness to observe the upcoming elections. The groups are expected to include heads and members of national parliaments, representatives of public organizations and media as well as political scientists.

(Source: “Uzbekistan Today” newspaper)

International cooperation

Confucius Institute Inaugurated

Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages has hosted the opening ceremony of Confucius Institute.

The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) and the Chinese Embassy in Uzbekistan. The vicerector of SISU noted that the first Confucius Institute in Uzbekistan was established in 2005 in Tashkent. He suggested that the establishment of the second institute will strengthen bilateral ties between the countries in the field of science and raise the awareness of Chinese culture among Uzbek youth.

The. agreement on the establishment of Confucius Institute in Samarkand was inked during the visit of the President of China Xi Jinping to Uzbekistan at the invitation of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov in September 2013.

(Source: “Uzbekistan Today” newspaper)


TWAS Honors Uzbek Scientists with Awards

Four promising Uzbek scientists from institutes affiliated with Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences have been saluted with awards from The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy.

Doctor of medicine Tatyana Khegai of the Institute of Immunology has received the award in the biology category. Khegai has made a significant contribution to the research of molecular and genetic markers of various diseases in the local population and the development of methods of molecular and genetic diagnostics. Molecular genetics technologies have been in broad use in healthcare. Immunogen-Test Center, an affiliate of Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences, relies on these technologies in examining hundreds of patients.

Senior research fellow with the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Ahmadjon Abdujabborov, PhD in physics and mathematics, received the physics award from TWAS. Abdujabborov works to develop the theory of gravitation. The results he has achieved in his research endeavors play an important role in the detection and exploration of gravitomagnetic charge (whose existence has been theoretically proven, but not yet detected) as well as other phenomena in astronomy. The young scientist has written a brilliant dissertation and a series of articles that center on this theory.

Senior research fellow with the Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry Hayrulla Boboqulov, PhD in chemistry, won the chemistry award. His research focuses on the creation of new highly effective mineral fertilizers and other developments crucial to agriculture. A major factor in Boboqulov’s success is the business environment at the Institute, which is the country’s leading center for the development of effective agrochemicals, many of which have been welcomed and broadly used by companies.

TWAS bestowed its astronomy award on the senior research fellow of the Astronomical Institute, Yusufjon Tillayev, PhD in physics and mathematics. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing has recently published his book titled ‘The Astroclimate of the Maidanak Observatory: Primary Parameters’, in which the author shares the results of his research into the optical properties of the atmosphere above the Maidanak astronomical observatory. Several groups did research on the astronomical climate of the observatory in the ‘70s and ‘80s of the past century. Scientists claimed that the atmospheric conditions of the observatory are conducive to astronomical research. However, the emergence in the early ‘90s of new observation methods with high angular resolution brought about the need for a more detailed study of astronomical climate parameters from the perspective of modern technologies in observational astronomy, something Tillayev has focused his profound research on.

This is not the first time Uzbek scientists’ accomplishments have gained international recognition this year. Director of the Center for Genomics and Bio-Information affiliated with Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences, the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Economy and Uzpakhtasanoat, Ibrohim Abdurahmonov, was elected academician of the Italy-based organization.

Founded in 1983, TWAS is a global science academy that works to advance science and engineering for sustainable growth in developing countries. Under a 1991 agreement, UNESCO assumed responsibility for administering TWAS funds and personnel.

(Source: “Uzbekistan Today” newspaper)

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