Chronicle of independece

2010

12 January. President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov attends the opening ceremony of Vatanga Qasamyod (Oath to Motherland) monument in Tashkent, occasioned to the Day of Defenders of the Motherland.

26 January. President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov attends the first session of the Senate of Uzbekistan’s Oliy Majlis in Tashkent.

27 January. The Senate and Legislative Chamber of Uzbekistan’s Oliy Majlis assembles for a joint session in Tashkent. President of the Republic Islam Karimov attends the convention and delivers a speech entitled “Modernization of the country and fostering a robust civil society is our key priority”.

29 January. Uzbekistan’s Cabinet of Ministers assembles to review the socio-economic progress in the nation for the year 2009, and outline policy priorities for 2010. President Islam Karimov attends the session and delivers a report.

23 March. Public festivities occasioned to Narvuz holiday are centered at Alisher Navoi National Park of Uzbekistan, and President Islam Karimov delivered a greeting speech to sincerely congratulate the people of Uzbekistan on the holiday.

9 May. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, under the sounds of military orchestra band, lays wreath to the Mournful Mother monument in Tashkent on the Day of Memory and Honor. The head of state also pays tribute to the thousands of compatriots who perished in World War II.

31 August. President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov visits the capital’s Shahidlar Khotirasi (Memory of the Perished) memorial complex dedicated to the remembrance of compatriots who died for the freedom and independence of Motherland.
The same day President Islam Karimov visits the Mustaqillik (Independence) Square and lays wreath to the Monument of Independence and Humanism, a symbol of our freedom, bright future and noble aspirations.

31 August. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov congratulates the people of Uzbekistan on the 19th anniversary of nation’s independence during holiday festivities held at Alisher Navoi National Park in Tashkent.

12 November. President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov took part in the joint session of Legislative Chamber and Senate of Uzbekistan’s Oliy Majlis, and delivered a speech titled “Concept of enhancing the democratic reforms and forming civil society in the country”.

7 December. At the Oqsaroy, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov hands noble awards of the nation to a group of citizens of the republic for their remarkable contribution to its prosperity, for displaying an exemplary pattern in raising the country’s economic potential, strengthening the peaceful life of people.

7 December. A ceremonial meeting occasioned to the 18th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s Constitution is held at “Uzbekistan” International Forums Palace in Tashkent. President Islam Karimov attends the ceremony and delivers a speech “Steadfast Continuation on Modernization of Country as a Decisive Factor in Our Progress”.

2011

 

January 24. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov visited Brussels at the invitation of European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. During his visit, President Karimov met with President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, the European Commissioner for Energy Guenther Oettinger, and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

February 8-10. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov traveled to Japan on official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Naoto Kan. The leader of Uzbekistan met with the Emperor of Japan Akihito, Prime Minister Naoto Kan, chairpersons of Japan’s upper and lower houses of parliament Takeo Nishioka and Takahiro Yokomichi, Minister of Foreign Affairs S.Maehara, the leadership and members of the parliamentary friendship leagues Japan Democratic Party-Uzbekistan and Japan Liberal Democratic Party-Uzbekistan.

February 18. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan met with official delegation of the American-Uzbek Chamber of Commerce headed by its Chairwoman Carolyn Lamm. Carolyn Lamm announced during the meeting that the American-Uzbek Chamber of Commerce assigns an honorable award to President Islam Karimov for securing a steadfast transition of Uzbekistan’s economy to an effectively run market economy.

February 25. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov chaired at the Oqsaroy the meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Fund for the Development of Children’s Sports of Uzbekistan.

March 18. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with member of State Council and Central Military Council of the People’s Republic of China, Defense Minister Liang Guanglie at the Oqsaroy.

March 23. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with Honeywell Corporation officials headed by Chairman and CEO David Cote.

March 24. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with Yousuf Raza Gilani, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, who was on official visit in Uzbekistan.

March 29. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Knut Vollebaek at the Oqsaroy.

March 31. At the Oqsaroy, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received credentials from Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Kuwait, the Republic of Tajikistan, Ukraine, and the Republic of Poland in Uzbekistan – Halaf Mijbal Buzahir, Muzaffar Huseynov, Yuri Savchenko, and Marian Pzchesdzetski, respectively.

April 19-20. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov paid a state visit to the People’s Republic of China at the invitation of President Hu Jintao of the PRC. More than 25 interstate, intergovernmental and interagency documents inked during the visit. Agreements provide for the implementation of a number of investment projects worth over 5 billion US dollars.

April 22. President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov visited Surkhandarya region to have a first-hand review of socioeconomic reforms and creative work in progress in the province.

May 5. At the invitation of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov arrived in Uzbekistan on official visit. Following the negotiations, the heads of two states penned Uzbek-Turkmen Joint Statement. The two governments signed agreement on setting up trade representations on a reciprocal basis, agreement on scientific and technological cooperation and a range of other documents.

May 6. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov traveled to Bukhara.

May 9. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov laid wreath to the Monument of Mourning Mother and paid tribute to the memory of thousands of fellow countrymen and women who perished in the Second World War. On the same day, President Islam Karimov traveled to Alisher Navoi Uzbekistan National Library’s new building to review the ongoing construction works there.

May 12. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with member of the Congress of Deputies, lower house of Spanish parliament, former minister of foreign affairs Miguel Angel Moratinos.

May 17-18. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov paid a state visit to the Republic of India. During the visit, leaders of the two countries discussed at length the current state and prospects of bilateral relations along with an extensive range of regional and global issues that directly affect the interests of our two nations. A collection of documents were inked to cardinally augment economic and investment cooperation in fuel energy, information technologies, textiles, pharmaceuticals, banking and trade.

May 20. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan met with Vagit Alekperov, President of Lukoil, at the Oqsaroy.

May 23. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan met with Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark at the Oqsaroy.

May 31. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Adviser to President of the United States of America.

June 1. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with acting chairman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Audronius Azubalis.

June 13-14. On the invitation of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, President of the Russian Federation Dmitriy Medvedev was in Uzbekistan with a working visit. President Karimov met with President Medvedev at the Kuksaroy country complex.

June 14-15. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan traveled to Kazakhstan to attend the regular session of Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Council of Heads of State. The heads of member states extensively exchanged views on the current state and prospective aspects of interaction within SCO along with pressing issues of regional and international politics.

June 22-23. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov visited Kashkadarya region to familiarize with the progress being made in socio-economic reforms and improvement works on the ground.

June 28. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with Mikhail Dmitriev, Director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation.

July 5. President Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy received credentials from newly appointed Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in the Republic of Uzbekistan – Jiang Xiao of the People’s Republic of China, George Krol of the United States of America, Le Mang Luan of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and Anvarbek Mokeev of Kyrgyz Republic.

July 11. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov and the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov spoke by the phone.

August 23-24. President of the Republic of Korea Lee Myung-Bak has was in Uzbekistan with state visit on the invitation of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.

August 25. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with US Republican Senator from South Carolina, member of several influential Senate committees Lindsey Graham.

August 27. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov attended the opening ceremony of Sharq Taronalari 8th international music festival in the city of Samarkand.

August 28. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov traveled to the new joint venture designed to manufacture automobile engines and the new local-flight air terminal in Tashkent to familiarize with ongoing efforts in these two facilities.

August 31. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov took part in the occasion at the Shahidlar Khotirasi memorial complex to pay tribute to those who fell for freedom and independence of the Motherland.

August 31. The Alisher Navoi National Park of Uzbekistan hosted festive events dedicated to the twentieth anniversary of state independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov congratulated the people of Uzbekistan on the 20th anniversary of independence.

September 9. President Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy received credentials from newly appointed Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in the Republic of Uzbekistan – Yurai Sivacek of the Slovak Republic, Abdurahman bin Abdullah bin Abdurahman al-Shaeh of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Anumula Gitesh Sarma of the Republic of India, and Riccardo Manara of the Republic of Italy.

September 19. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with David Constable, chief executive officer of South Africa’s Sasol, and Dato Shamsul Azhar Abbas, president of Malaysia’s Petronas.

September 22. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with Wu Bango, Chairman of the Standing Committee of People’s Congress of China.

September 28. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov and President of the United States of America Barack Obama spoke on the phone.

September 30 – October 1. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov traveled to Namangan and Andijan regions to review the course of socio-economic reforms and the resourceful beautification works in progress in these parts of the country.

October 3. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with Prime Minister of Socialist Republic of Vietnam Nguen Tan Zung.

October 11. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman and Germany’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Michael Steiner.

October 11. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov visited Ferghana region to evaluate the course of socio-economic reforms, innovative and beautification works being undertaken in this part of the country.

October 22. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who was on working visit in our country.

November 6-7. On the invitation of President Islam Karimov, President of the Republic of Hungary Pal Schmitt was in Uzbekistan on official visit.

November 16. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov traveled to the Ma’rifat Markazi (Center of Enlightenment) just erected in the city of Tashkent. This enlightenment center became an organic part of single architectural composition encompassing such matchless buildings constructed in the center of our capital city during independence years as the Youth Creativity Palace, the Visual Arts Gallery, and the Poytakht Business Center. Adjacent to the nation’s central plaza, the Mustaqillik square, this area is distinct with its exceptional landscaping design.

November 26. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Director General of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan at the Oqsaroy.

November 26. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences Leo Bokeria, director of Russia’s Bakulev Research Center for Cardiovascular Surgery.

November 30. Kashkadarya regional Kengash (Council) of People’s Deputies convened for a special session. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov spoke at the meeting.

December 7. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy presented the high awards of the Motherland to a group of our compatriots.

December 7. The Uzbekistan Palace of International Forums hosted an official session dedicated to the 19th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The event was attended by government and public figures, representatives of academia, culture and arts as well as general public of our country, along with those of embassies of foreign nations and international organizations accredited in Uzbekistan. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov delivered a keynote speech at the occasion.

December 20. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov attended summits of Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in the city of Moscow.

2012

 

January 6. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with Chen Zhili, Vice Chair of Standing Committee at the National People’s Congress of China, who arrived in Uzbekistan as a special envoy of President of the People’s Republic of China Hu Jintao.

January 10. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with Park Hee-Tae, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea.

January 19. The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan convened for a session to review the socio-economic progress in the nation in 2011 and discuss the critical priorities of sustainable economic development in 2012. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov delivered a speech at the meeting.

February 6. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Konstantin Grischenko.

February 10. At the Oqsaroy, President Islam Karimov chaired regular session of the Board of Trustees of Children’s Sports Development Foundation of Uzbekistan.

February 16. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with President of the Asian Development Bank Haruhiko Kuroda who arrived in Uzbekistan to partake in the international conference “Fostering an Educated and Intellectually Advanced Generation – Critical Prerequisite of Sustainable Development and Modernization of the Country” in Tashkent.

February 17. Tashkent’s Palace of Symposiums hosted international conference entitled “Fostering an Educated and Intellectually Advanced Generation – Critical Prerequisite of Sustainable Development and Modernization of the Country” organized at the initiative of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov. The President of Uzbekistan made a speech at the opening ceremony of the international forum.

February 17. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with Special Representative of the President of the French Republic, Minister of Transport Thierry Mariani.

February 28. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with Philip Hammond MP, State Secretary for Defense of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

March 16. Tashkent City Kengash (Council) of People’s Representatives convened for a special session. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov addressed the meeting with speech.

March 22. Festive events dedicated to the Navruz organized at the Alisher Navoi National Park of Uzbekistan. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov delivered a congratulatory address at the event.

March 29. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Commander of the United States Central Command James Mattis at the Oqsaroy.

April 3. National Security Council under President of the Republic of Uzbekistan convened for a regular session. The meeting was chaired by the President of Uzbekistan, Chairman of the National Security Council Islam Karimov.

April 19. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with Vagit Alekperov, President of Lukoil Company.

May 1. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received credentials from the newly appointed Head of the European Union Delegation in Uzbekistan, Ambassador Norbert Jousten.

May 9. Under the sounds of military orchestra, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov laid wreath to the Monument of Mourning Mother. The head of state paid tribute to the memory of thousands of fellow countrymen and women who sacrificed their lives in the Second World War.

May 15. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov took part in the jubilee session of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Council of Collective Security and the informal meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Council of the Heads of State in the city of Moscow.

May 16. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with President of FIFA Joseph Blatter at the Oqsaroy.

June 4. On the invitation of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin was in Uzbekistan on official visit.

June 5-7. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov paid an official visit to the People’s Republic of China. During his stay in the PRC, the leader of Uzbekistan also partook in the twelfth session of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of the Heads of State.

June 12. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with the United States Deputy Secretary of State William Burns at the Oqsaroy.

June 15. President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov traveled to Surkhandarya region and delivered a keynote speech at the special session of the Regional Kengash (Council) of People’s Representatives. President Islam Karimov visited also the Surkhon Sarvari farm fields in Termez district and a military unit of the Border Guards of the National Security Service.

July 6. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with Dan Burton, Chairman of Subcommittee in the US House of Representatives, and the Congressman Gregory Meeks.

July 16. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Minister of Defense of the French Republic Jean-Yves Le Drian at the Oqsaroy.

July 23. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with David Constable, Chief Executive Officer of South Africa’s Sasol energy and chemical group of companies.

July 26. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with Patricia Flor, the newly appointed Special Representative of the European Union for Central Asia.

August 15. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake. The senior American diplomat was leading a prominent group of officials representing US government agencies and private companies for the third round of bilateral political consultations in Tashkent.

August 17. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received an American business delegation headed by the Chair of the US-Uzbek Chamber of Commerce Carolyn Lamm at the Oqsaroy.

August 24. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy met with our medalist athletes of the latest 30th Summer Olympics in London, as well as their coaches. President Islam Karimov presented high awards of our nation to the athletes.

August 29. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov traveled around the city of Tashkent to review the ongoing creative works. The head of our state visited in particular the Cardiosurgery Complex of the Academician Vahidov National Specialized Surgery Center and the new Bunyodkor football stadium.

August 31. The Shahidlar Khotirasi memorial complex hosted a special event dedicated to the Day of Remembrance of Repression Victims. The occasion was attended by the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.

August 31. The Alisher Navoi National Park of Uzbekistan hosted festive events in honor of the twenty first anniversary of our country’s state independence. The head of our state congratulated the people of Uzbekistan on the twenty first anniversary of our country’s independence.

September 6-7. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov traveled to the Republic of Kazakhstan on official visit at the invitation of President Nursultan Nazarbaev.

September 11. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy received credentials from the newly appointed Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary – Emilbek Uzakbaev of the Kyrgyz Republic, Shiri Shiriev of Turkmenistan, Romeo Stancu of Romania, George Edgar of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

September 12. At the Oqsaroy, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Hui Liangyu, Vice Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.

September 14. Tashkent’s Palace of Symposiums hosted international conference entitled “The Role and Importance of Small Business and Private Entrepreneurship in the Implementation of Social and Economic Policy in Uzbekistan” organized at the initiative of President Islam Karimov. The head of state delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the event.

September 19-21. At the invitation of President Lee Myung-Bak, President Islam Karimov traveled to the Republic of Korea with state visit.

September 28. A festive opening ceremony took place at the lately commissioned Bunyodkor Sports Complex in Tashkent. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov delivered a keynote speech at the occasion.

October 1-2. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov paid official visit to Turkmenistan on the invitation of President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov.

October 9. The Khorezm Regional Kengash (Council) of People’s Representatives convened for a special session. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov delivered a keynote speech. On the same day, President Islam Karimov traveled to the Istiqlol farming enterprise in Khonqa district and talked with local farmers. Uzbekistan’s leader reviewed the ongoing creative and construction works in downtown Urgench.

October 11-12. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov paid official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

October 18. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy accepted credentials from the newly appointed ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany – Aristide Emil Fenster, of the Sultanate of Oman – Mohammad bin Said bin Mohammad Al-Lawati, of the Czech Republic – Hynek Pejcha, and the Islamic Republic of Iran – Ali Mardoniy Fard.

November 28. At the Oqsaroy, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission.

December 5. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov visited Turkmenistan’s Ashgabat to take part in the regular session of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Council of the Heads of State.

December 7. At the Oqsaroy, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov presented a group of our compatriots with high awards of Motherland.

December 7. The Uzbekistan Palace of International Forums hosted an official session occasioned to the twentieth anniversary celebration of Uzbekistan’s Constitution. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov delivered a keynote speech at the event.

December 13. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Dmitry Kozak, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, at the Oqsaroy.

December 14. Ferghana Regional Kengash (Council) of People’s Representatives convened for a special session. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov delivered a speech there. The head of our state reviewed the progress in creative endeavors underway in accordance with the reconstruction program of downtown Ferghana.

December 18. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Russian Federation’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov at the Oqsaroy.

December 21. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Serik Akhmetov at the Oqsaroy