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NEWS AND EVENTS
2006 / December

December 22, 2006
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov expressed deep condolences to the family and close ones of the President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov, who passed away on 21 December.

December 22, 2006
The day of 30 December, the first day of the Kurban Hayit, will be celebrated as a national holiday and will be a day-off in Uzbekistan.

December 19, 2006
Uzbek embassy in London hosted a ceremony on handing over to British Library of seven volumes of Koran, published in Braille alphabet in Uzbekistan.

December 19, 2006
The Senate [upper house] of Oliy Majlis [parliament] of Uzbekistan has hosted a round table organized by the Committee for legislation and judicial-legal issues. It was devoted to discussion of the transfer to courts of the right to issue sanction to confine: international experience and national legislation.

December 19, 2006
Committee for Defence and Security Issues of the Legislative Chamber [lower house] of Oliy Majlis [parliament] of the Republic of Uzbekistan has held a session devoted to the course of implementation in Syrdarya region of the Law \"On civil protection\".

December 14, 2006
A sociological survey conducted by Uzbekistan\'s Social Opinion Center indicates that people in Uzbekistan are opposed to religious extremism and are satisfied with the way the rights of believers in their country are guaranteed.

December 14, 2006
The first group of Muslims of Uzbekistan left on 14 December for Medina (Saudi Arabia) to make pilgrimage ? hajj (a ceremony of pilgrimage) by special flights of Uzbekiston Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways), the Board of Muslims of Uzbekistan said.

December 11, 2006
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed Law \"On establishment of Day of Workers of Interior Ministry of Uzbekistan\" on 6 December.

December 10, 2006
Five-day regional seminar for workers of inter-departmental sub-units on fight against drugs at international airports of Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will start in Tashkent on 11 December.

December 10, 2006
Secretary General of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Khurshid Anwar is paying visit to Uzbekistan.

December 10, 2006
Meeting, dedicated to 14th anniversary of Constitution of Uzbekistan, was held in Turkistan Palace. Representatives of science, culture and art, public members, as well as representatives of foreign embassies and organizations participated in the meeting.



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