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  1. Uzbek Terrorist Pleads Guilty in Stockholm

    13 Feb 2018

    Uzbekistan  13/02/18 Rakhmat Akilov has pleaded guilty on the first day of his trial in Stockholm. The ethnic Tajik from Uzbekistan was accused of stealing a truck and using it to kill five people on a crowded Stockholm street on the 7th April 2017. Akilov, who is believed to have…

  2. Uzbek-Kyrgyz Relations Reach New Heights

    11 Sep 2017

    09/09/17 Uzbekistan’s President Mirziyoyev visit to Bishkek has been hailed by many as a new chapter in Uzbek-Kyrgyz relations. As both sides agreed to delineate a substantial proportion of their shared border, an issue that has long been a point of contention. This is on top of the reopening of…

  3. US Slashes Aid Programmes

    27 May 2017

    27/05/17  The newly proposed US budget if implemented will cut programme funding in Central Asia and the Caucasus by over 50%, reducing funding from $218.1million in 2016 to $93.1 million in 2018. Kyrgyzstan, the second largest recipient of US programmes in the region after Georgia, will see a drop-in funding…

  4. Uzbek & Turkmen Accent to Energy Plans

    25 May 2017

    25/05/17  Uzbekistan’s and Tajikistan’s relationship continues to improve with both sides reaching agreement on multiple energy infrastructure projects. The proposed projects will be a boon for regional relations, which have seen a marked improvement since the death of Uzbek strongman President Karimov. The main projects include plans to develop new…

  5. 16/05/17 – Uzbeks Win $23bln Investment

    17 May 2017

    President Mirziyoyev has returned from China with multiple agreements totalling $23bln. This investment covers a wide range of sectors including infrastructure, energy, agriculture, chemicals and communication. These large agreements have come as a result of Uzbekistan actively looking for foreign investment after the death of Karimov, and China’s increasing determination…

  6. 04/04/2017 - Uzbekistan-Russian Trade & Gazprom

    05 Apr 2017

    Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed 16 bilateral agreements worth $3.5 billion dollars during his visit to Moscow. The agreements come on the back of the ongoing positive discussions between the Uzbek government and Gazprom last month, where the two sides agreed terms for supplying Gazprom with natural gas for 5…

  7. 23/03/17 - Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan - Trade Deals

    27 Mar 2017

    Presidents Nazarbayev and Mirziyoyev signed 92 commercial agreements worth $840 million at a Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan business forum in Astana. The declaration shows a marked improvement in relations since the death of Uzbek leader Karimov. The last quarter of 2016 saw a 30% increase in trade between the two nations. Further agreements…

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