At the suggestion of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, 2019 has been declared as the Year of Active Investment and Social Development as a logical continuation of activities that begun in 2018 and to raise it to an even higher level.
On December 29, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey Ahmet Bashar Shen, completing his diplomatic mission in Uzbekistan.
On December 28, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the capital square, where New Year’s events are taking place. The Head of the state talked with people who came to festive performances, presented gifts to children.
On 27 December 2018 First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Ilhom Nematov held a video-conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which summed up the activities of the Ministry and diplomatic missions abroad in fulfilling the guidelines of the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on attracting foreign investments into the economy of the country, promoting and expanding the export volumes, increasing the tourist flow to Uzbekistan. The priority activity areas for 2019 had also been identified.
On December 20-27, 2018, a meeting of the working groups of the governmental delegations of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan on the issues of delimitation of the State Border was held in Tashkent.
Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Austria, Permanent Representative to the OSCE Sherzod Asadov presented his credentials to the Deputy Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mikhail Chudakov as the Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to the IAEA.
On December 24, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev congratulated the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on his birthday.
On December 24, 2018, the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Ilkhom Nematov met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan Nobuaki Ito.
В рамках визита в Малайзию делегации Узбекистана во главе с ректором Технического института «Ёджу» в Ташкенте Алишером Вахабовым подписан Меморандум о взаимопонимании данного вуза с малайзийской компанией Unimap Holdings Sdn. Bhd., которая является дочерним предприятием государственного университета штата Перлис.