2007 / January

January 26, 2007
Uzbekistan and Singapore have pledged to develop closer economic ties and strengthen political dialogue between two countries on Thursday, January 25.

January 26, 2007
In pursuance of the Presidential Resolution dated January 23, 2007 On State Program \"The Year of Social Protection\", and as a part of its efforts to provide social support to the population of the Aral region, Ecosan International Organization will conduct \"The Aral region: partnership for social protection of the population\" International Conference on January 30, 2007 at the National Press Center of Uzbekistan.

January 24, 2007
Uzbekistan intends to attract US$1.3 billion in investments in the oil- and gas-chemical industry of the country in Singapore, President Karimov told media before leaving for a three-day state visit.

January 24, 2007
SamAuto of Uzbekistan and Japanese Isuzu Motors launched production of Isuzu buses and trucks in Samarkand.

January 24, 2007
Uzbekistan Airways, national air company, will turn 15 on 28 January. On this day in 1992, President Islam Karimov signed a decree on creation of the O`zbekiston Havo Yo`llari company with a status of the national air carrier.

January 23, 2007
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed a resolution on 23 January 2007 envisaging adoption of the Program on the Year of Social Protection.

January 19, 2007
O`zkimyosanoat state-joint stock company (Uzbek Chemical Industry) and Japanese Mitsubishi Corporation signed an agreement on joint development of the project of reduction of nitrous oxide (N2?). The agreement envisages further sale of the volumes of reduced emissions in the countries that have signed the Kyoto Protocol, Novosti Uzbekistana weekly reported.

January 18, 2007
Juan Miranda, Director General of Asian Development Bank\'s Central and West Asia Department, started two-day visit to Uzbekistan on 18 January 2007.

January 18, 2007
Four largest Dutch companies presented Uzbekistan at the 36th international tourism fair Vacantiebeurs-2007 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

January 18, 2007
ITE Uzbekistan, exhibition company, will organize 19 exhibition in Uzbekistan in 2007, the company said in its email to its partners and media.

January 18, 2007
Constitutional Court of Uzbekistan held session on 17 January to consider issue on submission to the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan of the draft law \"On making amendments and addenda in the Article 74 of the Law \"On joint-stock companies and protection of shareholders\' rights\".

January 16, 2007
On 9 January, Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, has been announced by the International Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) a world Islamic culture capital in 2007 to represent the entire Asian continent.

January 16, 2007
The International Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) declared Tashkent one of the four capitals of Islamic culture in 2007. Scientific-practical seminar \"Tashkent ? the capital of Islamic culture in 2007\" was held in the Tashkent Islamic University late last week and dedicated to this noble issue, the Narodnoye Slovo newspaper reported on January 13, 2007.

January 16, 2007
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed the Law \"On making amendments and addenda in the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan \"On mass media\" on January 15, 2007.

January 9, 2007
British magazine The Banker, which publishes annual rating of the best banks in the world, named the Bank Credit Standard as the best bank of Uzbekistan in 2006, the bank\'s press service told UzReport.

January 9, 2007
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed the Law \"On making amendments and addenda in the Civil, Housing codes of the Republic of Uzbekistan and on losing validity of the Law \"On bases of state housing policy\".

January 9, 2007
An earthquake was registered in Tashkent at 22.21 (Tashkent time, +5 GMT) on Monday, 8 January. The earthquake magnitude was 5 on the Richter scale.

January 8, 2007
The UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office is organizing, in cooperation with the Tajik National Commission for UNESCO, a Sub-Regional Meeting for the Promotion and Implementation of Conventions for the Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage in Central Asia in Dushanbe on 19 and 20 January 2007.

January 5, 2007
Three members of the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan scored a victory in the parliamentary by-elections held in three constituencies on 24 December, the Uzbek National News Agency has reported, quoting the election results announced at a meeting of the country\'s Central Electoral Commission on 2 January.

January 5, 2007
Press conference was held at the Uzbek International Cultural Centre [UICC] on 5 January. The reason for this event was the 15th anniversary of this organization to be marked on 20 December, which coordinates and helps the work of national cultural centres in the whole republic.

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