October 30, 2013

Politics and Foreign Policy:
Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan met with the Delegation of the European Parliament
Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan received the Special Representative of UN Secretary General, Jan Kubis
Hungarian delegation got acquainted with the activities of the bicameral parliament in Uzbekistan
Economics:
Uzbekistan, France discuss trade-economic cooperation
Tashkent to host the VII session of the Uzbek-Czech intergovernmental commission
Tashkent hosts seminar on introduction of quality management system
Society:
Vaccination against flu
Surgeons sum up

POLICY and FOREIGN POLICY

FOREIGN MINISTER OF UZBEKISTAN MET WITH THE DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

On October 30, 2013, Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov met with the delegation of European Parliament for Central Asia and Mongolia, led by Paolo Bartalozzi.

A group of deputies arrived in our country within the framework of the 10th session of the Parliamentary Cooperation Committee "Uzbekistan - EU".

During the meeting, the sides discussed the state and promising directions of cooperation between Uzbekistan and EU, in particular between the legislative branches.

As it was emphasized at the meeting, cooperation within Uzbekistan – EU format has a significant potential. Both sides have an interest in realization of this potential through further developing bilateral relations in political, trade, economic, investment, cultural, humanitarian and other spheres.

The parties examined the course of implementation of the EU Strategy for Central Asia, and also exchanged views on some international and regional issues.

In the meeting was also present the Head of the EU Delegation, Ambassador Yuri Stärk.

(Source: Uzreport.com)

FOREIGN MINISTER OF UZBEKISTAN RECEIVED THE SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF UN SECRETARY GENERAL, JAN KUBIS

On October 29, 2013 Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov received Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

The sides discussed issues of cooperation between Uzbekistan and the United Nations.

During the exchange of views on some international and regional issues, special attention was paid to the situation in Afghanistan. It was emphasized that the Uzbek side has open and clear stance on this issue, which is set out in the speech of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on October 25 at a meeting of the Council of Heads of CIS member states in Minsk.

The President noted that "Uzbekistan as a country bordering with Afghanistan, adheres to the fundamental policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of Afghanistan, the establishment of cooperation with Afghanistan on a bilateral basis, providing assistance and support to the government that Afghans themselves elect".

(Source: Uzreport.com)

HUNGARIAN DELEGATION GOT ACQUAINTED WITH THE ACTIVITIES OF THE BICAMERAL PARLIAMENT IN UZBEKISTAN

In the Legislative Chamber and the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan were held meetings with the delegation of Hungary, led by National Assembly Chairman Laszlo Kever.

During the negotiations, it was noted that cooperation between Uzbekistan and Hungary is developing in all areas, including in the parliamentary sphere, as an important legal basis for which serve the agreements reached during the meeting of the Presidents.

The guests were informed in detail about the activities of the bicameral parliament of Uzbekistan. It was noted that, the Concept of further deepening democratic reforms and formation of civil society in the country, initiated by President Islam Karimov, serves as an important guideline in improving the legislative branch, the lawmaking process, that meet modern requirements and democratic principles.

The sides exchanged views on further development of cooperation between the higher legislative bodies of the two countries.

(Source: Uzreport.com)


ECONOMY

UZBEKISTAN, FRANCE DISCUSS TRADE-ECONOMIC COOPERATION

Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment and Trade of Uzbekistan Elyor Ganiev received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Uzbekistan Jacques-Henry Heuls on 28 October 2013.

The press service of the French Embassy in Tashkent said that the Uzbek Minister with satisfaction noted current state economic cooperation with France, which is one of the main European trade partners of Uzbekistan.

At the meeting, the sides discussed several current projects and issues related to activities of French Development Agency in Uzbekistan, as well as holding of next session of the joint commission on economic cooperation in Paris.

Uzbek Minister called the French companies to participate in implementation of various programmes on modernization, implemented in the country.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

TASHKENT TO HOST THE VII SESSION OF THE UZBEK-CZECH INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMISSION

On October 30-31, 2013, Tashkent will host the VII meeting of the Cooperative Uzbek-Czech intergovernmental commission on economic, industrial, scientific and technical cooperation, reports the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tashkent.

The Czech delegation is led by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade M. Hovorka, the delegation of Uzbekistan – the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade A. Kamalov.

On the second day of the meeting an Uzbek- Czech business forum will be held.

The meeting and business forum will be attended by representatives of Czech companies and chambers of economic cooperation with CIS countries.

(Source: Uzreport.com)

TASHKENT HOSTS SEMINAR ON INTRODUCTION OF QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan hosted a seminar “From quality management to quality of management. Opportunities of international standard ISO 9001:2008”. It was organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan and Body on certification SSP ASTRAIA MANAJMENT.

The seminar was organized for representatives of the enterprises, interested in introduction of system on quality management in line with the international standard ISO 9001:2008.

The seminar was aimed at familiarizing participants with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 standards, norms-legislative requirements in quality management system, as well as process of introduction of quality management system at the enterprises of Uzbekistan.

The event was conducted by experts in quality system and heads of the bodies of certification Nika-Certification Nataliya Kabaeva, Total Quality Service Olga Vorobyeva and SSP ASTRAIA Manajment Eugeniya Klimova.

The participants familiarized with the stages of developing and introducing quality management systems, problems, which could occur at introduction of the system, as well as advantages of ISO 9001:2008 quality management system.

The participants also received information on activities of Nika-Certification, Total Quality Service and SSP ASTRAIA Manajment.

At the end of the seminar, the participants received certificated.

According to official data, 721 enterprises of Uzbekistan introduced quality management system in line with the requirements of ISO 9001. Major part of them works in Tashkent.

At the same time, 120 enterprises, which introduced the quality management system, operate in machinery industry, 103 – food industry, 62 – in transport sector and 62 – in light industry.

(Source: UzDaily.com)


SOCIETY

VACCINATION AGAINST FLU

Ministry of Health has distributed 150,000 doses of vaccines against influenza through vaccination points located in public medical institutions.

-Vaccination is a highly effective mean against influenza and its complications, - said the deputy head of the Sanitary-and-Epidemiologic Surveillance Department of the Ministry of Health Diloram Tursunova. - In Uzbekistan the free vaccination against influenza is made according to epidemiological conditions. The vaccines purchased on the budget funds will be injected primarily to patients with severe cardiovascular diseases and sickly children. People who are constantly in direct contact with lot of people in line of their duty will get the free vaccines first.

The Ministry of Health stressed that if needed the government will purchase more vaccines.

- Public purchases are not the only source of influenza vaccines in the country, - the official from the Health Ministry said. Over the last years large enterprises started to buy vaccines against influenza for their employees. Moreover, there are many private vaccination centers in Uzbekistan, which are also purchasing flu vaccines. Anyone can get vaccine there for a fee.

(Source: Uzbekistan Today newspaper)


SURGEONS SUM UP

Thirty years ago doctors of the National Specialized Surgery Center for the first time operated a patient suffering from cancer in periampular zone by using the Whipple method

Whipple pancreatoduodenal resection is currently the only effective method to heal patients with malignant tumors in the head of the pancreas, the major duodenal papilla, distal common bile duct and adjacent parts of the duodenum. Modern surgical pancreatology’s successes are evident. 30 years ago only few clinics were able to perform such operations, due to their extreme complexity. Today, however, almost any large abdominal clinic has at least small experience of doing such operations. But only few leading surgical centers of the world have managed to reach 1-3% postoperative mortality rate.

The National Specialized Surgery Center has operated more than 1100 patients with this diagnosis over the last 30 years. The center’s innovatory approach allowed the doctors to significantly reduce the number of fatal cases. If to compare the results of the last ten years with those results achieved during the first ten-year after the center started such operations, the difference becomes outstanding; the number of death cases fell by more than three times.

Feruz Nazirov - the director of the National Specialized Center of Surgery - has analyzed the results. “We have achieved positive dynamics in operations after we have conducted an in-depth study of international experience in doing such operations. We choose for operations only the most efficient technologies. Our scientific research for effective solutions also brought important results."

After the National Specialized Center of Surgery applied such selective scientific approach to treat patients, it had even developed its own modification of the Whipple operation. This new method is characterized by a set of measures aimed to prevent the development of the most common postoperative lethal complications. The doctors use a special method to place sutures and prescribe a special postoperative program.

(Source: Uzbekistan Today newspaper)