Uzbekistan

China’s Silk Road Fund acquires Uzbekistan power plant on Xi’s visit | Alternatives

China’s Silk Road Fund (SRF) has purchased 49% of shares in a $1 billion gas-fired power plant in Uzbekistan from Saudi private operator ACWA Power, further expanding China’s Belt-and-Road investments during President Xi Jinping’s first overseas visit since the pandemic started. The partnership was announced on September 14, the same day Xi began his visit …

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USAID Launches Advanced Entrepreneurship Training for Women in Rural Uzbekistan

September 16, 2022, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced an advanced entrepreneurship training program for 600 rural women. This initiative is part of a $3.4 million Women’s Economic Empowerment program that supports rural women in Uzbekistan by facilitating their engagement in the workforce as entrepreneurs and skilled employees. …

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Besides Trade, Culture & Tourism Also in Focus as PM Leaves for Samarkand Tonight; Hints at Talks With ‘Other Leaders’

Read more Kyrgyzstan in 2019. After that, the 2020 Moscow summit was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the 2021 summit at Dushanbe was conducted in a hybrid mode. Launched in Shanghai in June 2001, the SCO has eight full members, including its six founding members, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. …

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Full text of Xi’s signed article on Uzbek media

BEIJING – A signed article by Chinese President Xi Jinping titled “Working Together for a Brighter Future of China-Uzbekistan Relations” was published Tuesday on Uzbek media ahead of his state visit to the Central Asian country. An English version of the article, carried by leading Uzbek newspaper Narodnoe Slovo and Uzbekistan National News Agency (UzA), …

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India attached importance to SCO, says Indian envoy to Uzbekistan Manish Prabhat

With Samarkand all set to host the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit later this week, Indian Ambassador to Uzbekistan Manish Prabhat has said that India “India accords a lot of importance to the SCO” to the grouping and the fact PM himself is traveling to take part in the summit shows PM coming himself for the …

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Cabinet welcomes results of talks between Crown Prince and Uzbek President

JEDDAH — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman chaired the weekly Cabinet session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah Tuesday afternoon. At the outset of the session, the Cabinet discussed Saudi Arabia’s keenness to strengthen and develop relations with many fraternal and friendly countries, through exchanging visits and strengthening cooperation and consultation, reflecting the …

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Uzbek authorities say city rocked by protests is now stable

Authorities in Uzbekistan say normal life has returned to the city of Nukus after the deadliest clashes in the Central Asian state for nearly two decades, blaming the violence on protesters. Reporters were taken on an escorted trip on Wednesday to Nukus, the main city of Uzbekistan’s autonomous republic of Karakalpakstan, where markets were open …

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Heatwaves Could Cause Energy Crunch In Central Asia

Kyrgyzstan’s state power supplier has warned of possible energy shortages as consumers set a new daily record for power consumption in summer. Central Asia is being gripped by the same heatwave blanketing much of the northern hemisphere. On July 19 electricity consumers increased consumption by around 20 percent compared to the same day over the …

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