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April 6, 2015


April 6, 2015

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President-Elect Islam Karimov Receives Congratulatory Letters. 2

International cooperation.. 3

Export Platform.. 3

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The Five Elements of Chusovitina. 3





President-Elect Islam Karimov Receives Congratulatory Letters

Heads of state and government, chiefs of international organizations and notable public figures in foreign nations have been sending letters with sincere congratulations to Islam Karimov on his election as President of the Republic of Uzbekistan during the vote that took place on 29 March 2015.

In his message addressed to the leader of Uzbekistan, President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping extends earnest greetings and kind wishes on behalf of the Chinese government and people.

As it is underscored in the note, during all the years of Islam Karimov’s leadership Uzbekistan has seen political stability, economic development and rising wellbeing of the people, and the country’s influence in the international arena has been growing continuously. Xi Jinping expresses conviction that Uzbekistan will achieve new and greater successes in all the spheres of state and nation-building.

The leader of the PRC has stressed that China and Uzbekistan are good friends, reliable partners and have confidence in each other. During the 23 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, positive dynamics has been maintained in the interstate interaction between the two countries, reciprocal political trust has been consolidating on all fronts, while mutually advantageous cooperation and strategic interaction has been promoted.

President of the People’s Republic of China praised the level of Sino-Uzbek relations and conveyed willingness to make all joint efforts to boost the bilateral ties of strategic partnership to an even higher stage, for the good of our two countries and peoples.

In another letter, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin expressed sincere congratulations on the confident win in the presidential elections.

As noted in the greeting message, the results of vote confirm in full the high authority that Islam Karimov wields among citizens. This indisputably also is a proof of the wide acknowledgement of his services in the position of the head of state and achievements in addressing pressing challenges in Uzbekistan’s socio-economic development.

Russia’s President makes a special emphasis on the consolidation of allied relations and strategic partnership between Russia and Uzbekistan, and expresses his willingness to keep with friendly dialogue and joint work dedicated to further build up bilateral bonds across the spectrum and constructive interaction in regional and international affairs.

Congratulatory letters also have come from:

Park Geun-Hye, President of the Republic of Korea

Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey

Andris Berzins, President of the Republic of Latvia

Nursultan Nazarbaev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov, President of Turkmenistan

Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan

Ilham Aliev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus

Irakliy Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia

Abdul Hamid, President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Sheikh Hasina Wajed, Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Lee Myung-bak, former President of the Republic of Korea

Sergei Lebedev, Chairman of the Executive Committee – Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States

Ryzsard Czarnecki, Vice President of the European Parliament

Zhang Xinfeng, Director of the Executive Committee of the Regional Antiterrorist Structure of he Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Kyoko Nakayama, Deputy of the House of Councilors in Japan’s Diet (parliament)

Vagit Alekperov, President of Lukoil Company

Vladimir Rushailo, Vice President of the Transneft Joint-Stock Company

Academician Viktor Sadovnichiy, Rector of the Lomonosov Moscow State University

Professor Viktor Grishin, Rector of the Plekhanov Russian Economics University

Tatyana Anodina, Chairperson of the Interstate Aviation Committee

Sergei Mikhailov, Director General of ITAR-TASS

Boris Kandov, President of the Congress of Bukharian Jews in the USA and Canada

Francisco Javier Gomez Garcia, Director General of INITEC Energiа SA

Congratulatory letters continue to come.

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


International cooperation

Export Platform

On April 28-29, 2015, Samarkand will host an international conference that will focus on the increase of exports.

The meeting will bring together foreign trade companies of Uzbekistan, agencies for support and development of exports, farms and agro firms, manufacturers- exporters of agricultural products of Uzbekistan, procurement companies of Latvia, Kazakhstan, and Russia.

The conference will highlight the steps on expansion of the production and export of agricultural products in Uzbekistan in 2015, the role and activities of the national institutions on development and support of exports, and other issues.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)



The Five Elements of Chusovitina

An Olympic champion and the only female gymnast participant of six summer Olympic Games Oksana Chusovitina is preparing to take part in competitions in Rio de Janeiro 2016.

Oksana’s favorite discipline is the vault. In this category, she has won one gold, four silver and one bronze medals. This is an impressive record in gymnastics. Apart from that, her sports biography is filled with numerous awards from continental championships and other competitions. Five elements were named in her honor. All gymnasts know them by heart, but not everyone can perform them as well as she does

Oksana lives a very modest life. Speaking of her achievements, she says: “I never thought or dreamed of participating in the Olympics and world championships. I just do what I love.” Even when the conversation about the elements began, which were named after her, she explained: “I was just lucky. I just happened to be the first one to perform these elements when they were being registered and named after athletes.”

Oksana has been in big sports since 1991 and she remained dedicated to her job and her homeland all this time, despite the many ordeals that have come, her way.

“Throughout my career, I have traveled to many different countries and each of them was good in its own way, but I have not seen a better place than my native city of Bukhara, where 1 was born, and Tashkent, where I live and train, and whole Uzbekistan,” says Oksana Chusovitina. “While I was representing Germany, I always thought about the moment when I could return to my home.”

Oksana represented Germany for six years. This was dictated by the need to save her son Alisher, who was diagnosed with a serious illness. Upon learning of the diagnosis, she did everything to cure it. She had to move to Germany, where doctors gave her hope and promised the recovery of her child.

“The Olympics in Beijing became the most memorable for me”, says Oksana. “On my return to Germany, the first words I heard were that my son is absolutely healthy”.

The family returned to Tashkent in 2009. Oksana went on to participate for Germany and at the same time she was the coach of national team of Uzbekistan. In 2013, she took two crucial decisions: to work in her home country and leave coaching. She has once again become a gymnast, representing Uzbekistan. Her decision was supported by the Gymnastics Federation of the Republic and husband Bahodir Kurbanov.

It did not take long-before she showed great results: at the Asian Games in 2014 she won a silver medal. Among her most successful performances of the last three years was the World Cup Turnier der Meister 2015, which was held in March, in Germany. Our compatriot had no equals as she won the gold medal in her crown discipline – the vault.

Today Oksana, who underwent four surgeries after various sports injuries in her career, is preparing for the World Cup, in which she will be able to earn a license for the 2016 Olympic Games.

“I’m feeling excellent, and the training continues,” said Chusovitina.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

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