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Uzbek President Mirziyoyev: When a person changes, society changes

Uzbek President Mirziyoyev: When a person changes, society changes

  “We all know that reform means renovation, change. In order for the reforms to succeed, first of all, our leaders and people need to change. When a person changes, society changes” – Reforms in society and in all fields of life was the main focus of Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s New Year Address to […]

Visit of Mirziyoyev to Kazakhstan may bring big changes to the region

Visit of Mirziyoyev to Kazakhstan may bring big changes to the region

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev has started his two-day state visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan at the invitation of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, on March 22. Generally, there is nothing unusual: newly elected president of a country is paying a visit to a neighboring state. However, if to consider the roles of Uzbekistan […]

French Development Agency supports agricultural development in Uzbekistan

French Development Agency supports agricultural development in Uzbekistan

French Development Agency (Agence Française de Développement – AFD), a financial institution and the main implementing agency for France’s official development assistance to developing countries, is taking an active role in the development of agriculture and modernization of the sector in Uzbekistan. Nowadays a group of experts from the France office of Agency is investigating […]

Success story of a not-cotton-growing Uzbek farmer: 10 millions USD annual export

Success story of a not-cotton-growing Uzbek farmer: 10 millions USD annual export

Implementation gradual reduction of production raw cotton from 3 million 350 thousand tons to 3 million tons in Uzbekistan is freeing up about 170,500 hectares of irrigated land, which is leading to the result that fruit and vegetables are being sown and planted on unleashed cotton fields. The same agricultural modernization can be seen in […]

Central Asia: 25 Years without Miracle

Central Asia: 25 Years without Miracle

From September till December 2016 all five Central Asian countries- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – have lived in the special historical atmosphere: one after another they have celebrated 25th anniversary of independence. A quarter of century passed since they gained independence after the collapse of the former Soviet Union. Throughout this period, with […]

Hydropower Plant Discussions in Central Asia

Hydropower Plant Discussions in Central Asia

Akmaral SABATAR, The MagazineN, Kyrgyzstan The Rogun Hydropower Plant (HPP) is being constructed on the Vakhsh River in the Pamir Mountain, Tajikistan. The dam will be the world’s tallest one and will provide the country a stable energy supply. Emomali Rahmon, the president of Tajikistan, joined the opening ceremonies of the construction. He also watched […]

Where did Somonids (Samanids) Rulers of Bukhara Disappear?

Where did Somonids (Samanids) Rulers of Bukhara Disappear?

Sultan Ismail Samani established the foundations of ruling Sammanid dynasty in Bukhara which ruled from 875 to 1004 AD over regions of Central Asia that now comprise modern Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan. The tomb of Sultan Ismoil (Ismail as spelled in the Middle East) with its Zoroastrian and Buddhist architectural design still decorates […]

The United States and Uzbekistan Presidential Elections: Possible Impact on Afghanistan and Central Asia Policy

The United States and Uzbekistan Presidential Elections: Possible Impact on Afghanistan and Central Asia Policy

(Timings of the American and Uzbekistan Presidential Elections nearly within a month together with the functioning of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and forthcoming Tripartite meeting of Russia, China and Pakistan over Afghanistan may likely lead to major policy shifts in America’s Afghanistan and Central and South Asian policy trends).   BACKGROUND:  leadership changes after the Presidential […]

New economic zone to open in Uzbekistan

New economic zone to open in Uzbekistan

Acting President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev proposed creating a new free economic zone in Urgut district of Samarkand region, Akhborot news program of Uzbekistan TV channel reported, Gazeta.uz cites. Currently, 40 industrial enterprises, including 19 joint companies, operate in the industrial zone in Urgut, occupying almost 42 hectares and employing some 1,200 people. Last year, […]

A Sensitive Power Transition in Uzbekistan

A Sensitive Power Transition in Uzbekistan

Orhan GAFARLI Academic on International Relations at Ankara University of Turkey Some news about the hospitalization of Islam Karimov, the former President of Uzbekistan had been spread out in late August. There was no any clear information about his illness. His daughter Lola Karimova declared on the social networks that he has been hospitalized due […]

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