Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan reveals COVID-19 data for Feb. 27

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases for February 27 in Uzbekistan increased to 79,836, Trend reports with reference to the statistics of the Uzbek Ministry of Health. To date, 78,373 patients have fully recovered in the …

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Uzbekistan prioritizes Pakistani over Iranian ports

Accessing seaports at lower costs and shorter distances is a decades-old issues Tashkent is trying to solve, Pakistani ports might be the answer. According to the Diplomat, Tashkent has been working on creating shorter and cheaper transportation corridors to access seaports since the country’s independence. On February 2, the first trilateral talks were held among officials from Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The territory of Afghanistan, itself a landlocked country, has always been a critical country for Tashkent in negotiating access to ports of a littoral country

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Why Uzbekistan moved election date?

Uzbekistan’s presidential election is to be held earlier than expected, although the most likely outcome – Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s easy reelection – is not going to surprise anybody, Eurasianet writes. Moving the date of the vote, however, required Mirziyoyev to approve on February 8 a change to a passage in the constitution that specifies when elections for a head of state must be held. Whereas the country previously went to the polls on a Sunday in the first third of December in the fifth year of a presidential term, the appointment is now fixed for six weeks before that. The election will accordingly take place on October 24

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Japan seeks to help Uzbekistan ahead of China

Uzbekistan will become the latest nation to join the global race to carbon neutrality by 2050. In collaboration with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development or EBRD, the central Asian republic is set to declare its intention to significantly cut its reliance on thermal energy sources. Uzbekistan will be one of the few developing Asian countries to openly pledge a fossil fuel emissions reduction target, Nikkei Asia writes

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Why Kazakhstan joined new investment partnership with Uzbekistan, US

The governments of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and the United States have launched the Central Asia Investment Partnership under the umbrella of the C5+1 format, in order to promote private-sector growth and strengthen regional economic cooperation, The Diplomat writes in the article Why Kazakhstan Joined New Investment Partnership With Uzbekistan, US. The new initiative comes at a time when Kazakhstan is looking to diversify its economy to deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and achieve its long-term goal of becoming one of the most developed nations by 2050

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Uzbekistan reveals COVID-19 data for January 23

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases for January 23 in Uzbekistan increased to 78,317, Trend reports with reference to the statistics of the Uzbek Ministry of Health. To date, 76,778 patients have fully recovered in the …

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Uzbekistan’s privatisation plans forge ahead

The government of Uzbekistan has surprised international economists by announcing plans to forge ahead in 2021 with its ambitious privatisation plans, despite the global Covid-19 pandemic, Euronews writes in the article Despite the pandemic, Uzbekistan’s privatisation plans forge ahead. The virus has caused enough economic stress that the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) recently suggested a slow-down of major privatisations might be wise. “Earlier plans for large-scale privatisation of state-owned banks and enterprises may have to be delayed in case of slower-than-expected economic recovery,” the bank’s annual country assessment said

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Uzbekistan to produce Russia's COVID-19 vaccine

Uzbekistan plans to purchase 100,000 doses of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine and set up domestic production of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine, its health ministry said on Monday. According to the ministry, the Central Asian …

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China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway remains uncertain

Two and a half decades in negotiations, the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway remains stalled on basic issues, with no clear way forward. The fate of the CKU is reflective of a host of issues that China’s Belt and Road Initiative faces as it tries to expand trade and travel infrastructure

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Third phase of vaccine trial kicks off in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan has begun phase III clinical trials of a recombinant vaccine against coronavirus ZF2001 manufactured by the Chinese company Anhui Zhifei Loncom Biofharmaceutical, Trend reports citing Kabar. At present, along …

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