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Open newsletter – february 23, 2022

ASIA A divide is emerging between how the Asia Pacific region has responded to the Omicron wave of COVID-19, and how North American and Western European countries have responded. East Asia Forum, Jeremy Youde: Asia’s cautious approach to Omicron AUSTRALIA One of the former Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade officials involved with a new […]

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Daily news – February 9, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Brookings, East Asia Forum, Global Times, Key4Biz, Reuters, RFE RL, The Jamestown Foundation, ThinkChina, US Department of State  AFRICA The criticality of climate finance for Africa. Amar Bhattacharya, Brookings: Climate finance will be critical for enabling Africa to adapt to the growing impacts of climate change and to ensure that its […]

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Chinese, Uzbek presidents exchange congratulations on 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties (Xinhua, Global Times)

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Uzbek counterpart, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, on Sunday exchanged congratulations on the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Chinese, Uzbek presidents exchange congratulations on 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties – Global Times

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Uzbekistan’s chairmanship in SCO: Goals and priorities for 2022 (TASS)

Uzbekistan, as part of its chairmanship of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, plans to hold more than 80 international events, develop a program for boosting trade inside the region and step up the engagement of member countries in the area of security in 2022. Uzbekistan’s chairmanship in SCO: Goals and priorities for 2022 – World – […]

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Uzbekistan Sends Technicians To Repair Afghanistan’s Mazar-e Sharif Airport (RFE RL)

Uzbekistan has sent experts to the northern Afghanistan city of Mazar-e Sharif to help repair its airport equipment and restart operations. Uzbekistan Sends Technicians To Repair Afghanistan’s Mazar-e Sharif Airport (rferl.org)

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Joint Statement between the United States and Uzbekistan Following the Inaugural Meeting of the Strategic Partnership Dialogue (US Department of State)

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Uzbekistan. Begin Text: On December 13, 2021, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov and U.S. Department of State Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Assistant Secretary Donald Lu […]

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HRW Urges Tashkent To Release Muslim Blogger Held On ‘Bogus’ Charges (RFE RL)

Human Rights Watch has called on Uzbek authorities to immediately release from custody Muslim blogger Fozilxoja Orifxojaev, who has been “in arbitrary detention for five months,” facing charges of threatening public security over a social-media post. He faces a potential eight-year prison sentence. HRW Urges Tashkent To Release Muslim Blogger Held On ‘Bogus’ Charges (rferl.org)

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The Fate of China’s Rail Line to Uzbekistan Likely to Be Decided in Kyrgyzstan (Paul Globe, The Jamestown Foundation)

As a part of its Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese plans to construct a railway from Xinjiang through Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan and onward to Turkmenistan has been under discussion for two decades. If realized, the railway would transform the geopolitical situation in the region. This rail corridor would open new possibilities for China and the […]

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Economic Interests at Core of Uzbekistan’s Pragmatic Approach Toward Taliban (Fozil Mashrab, The Jamestown Foundation)

Since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in mid-August, it has struggled to win friends. Achieving international recognition and acceptance still remains an uphill challenge, subject to its ability and, perhaps, willingness to meet the international community’s expectations. The ultra-conservative Islam the Taliban preaches and wants to reinstall in Afghanistan could possibly find acceptance among […]

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Mirziyoev Takes Oath For Second Term As Uzbek President (RFE RL)

Shavkat Mirziyoev has taken the oath of office, beginning his second term as Uzbekistan’s president by placing his hand on the Uzbek Constitution and the Koran during the November 6 ceremony in Tashkent. Mirziyoev was declared the landslide winner of the October 24 presidential election, which Western observers called “not truly competitive.” Mirziyoev Takes Oath […]

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Uzbeks vote to re-elect their president (Georgi Gotev, Euractiv)

Uzbekistan held presidential elections on Sunday (24 October) amid little doubt that incumbent Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who has opened the Central Asian country to the world in recent years, will be re-elected for another five-year term. Uzbeks vote to re-elect their president – EURACTIV.com

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Uzbekistan’s President Poised For Victory In Poll Without Real Opposition (RFE RL)

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev looks set for an easy victory after voters in the Central Asia’s most populous nation cast ballots on October 24 in an election that featured no genuine opposition. Mirziyoev faced four little-known candidates who are largely pro-government. Three opposition parties were not allowed to register or have candidates in the race. […]