Uzbekistan

March 19, 2024

BYD car imports to Uzbekistan might be restricted

BYD, which in collaboration with Uzavtosanoat initiated the assembly of hybrid and electric vehicles in Uzbekistan, asked the government to limit the “disordered” influx of electric cars. The company cited concerns […]
March 18, 2024

Defense Ministry of Uzbekistan denies dislodging Afghan military helicopter

Defense Ministry of Uzbekistan refuted a circulating social media post claiming that an Afghan military helicopter was dislodged on the border between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. “These reports are unfounded,” stated […]
March 18, 2024

President of Uzbekistan congratulates Vladimir Putin on victory in presidential elections

President Mirziyoyev congratulated Russian President Putin on his “convincing victory” in the presidential election. The message notes the high turnout and voting results “once again clearly showed the […]
March 17, 2024

Population census in Uzbekistan is now scheduled for 2025−2026

Population census in Uzbekistan is now scheduled for 2025−2026. Initially planned for 2022, it was postponed due to the pandemic. The results are expected to be published in 2027. Additionally, the Statistics Agency […]
March 16, 2024

Liability for illegal drone usage softened in Uzbekistan

President of Uzbekistan signed changes to laws softening liability for violation of the ban on drone import and use. First-time violators will now be fined and not sent to jail. Adjustments are […]
March 15, 2024

President of Uzbekistan and head of Kazakhstan’s government discuss elimination of trade barriers

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev welcomed a delegation from Kazakhstan led by Prime Minister Olzhas Bektenov. Discussions centered on initiatives to remove trade barriers and enhance bilateral trade volume.
March 15, 2024

Uzbekistan ranks 106th in Human Development Index

Uzbekistan has dropped one position to 106th out of 193 in the latest UN Human Development Index. The country remains categorized among those with high HDI.
March 15, 2024

“Adopting this law on criminalization of domestic violence is only half the battle. Implementation is most crucial” — Tanzila Narbayeva

During an interview with UN News, Tanzila Narbayeva, chairperson of the Senate of Uzbekistan, described challenges in passing Central Asia’s first law criminalizing domestic violence and stressed the importance of considering women’s […]
March 15, 2024

Photos: Smog covers Tashkent

Tashkent residents observed thick smog this morning. The capital city of Uzbekistan ranked high in global air pollution once again, according to IQAir. Despite plans for an air pollution warning […]
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