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19 December 2019
Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan paid an official visit to Japan and commenced Summit meeting with Mr. ABE Shinzo, Prime Minister of Japan. The meeting was attended by Mr. Ravshan Gulyamov, Advisor to the President, Mr. Abdulaziz Kamilov, Minister of Foreign Affairs , Mr. Sardor Umurzakov, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade , Mr. Ibrokhim Abdurakhmonov, Minister of Innovative Development , Mr. Nozim Khusanov, Minister of Employment and Labor Relations, and others from the Uzbek side and by Mr. NISHIMURA Yasutoshi, Minister in charge of EconomicRevitalization, Mr. OKADA Naoki, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, and others from the Japanese side.

29 November 2019
The Second Central Asian Leaders’ Consultative Summit—involving the five Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan—was held in the Kuksaroy Palace in Tashkent. Uzbekistan President Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev is credited with providing the initiative for a formalized annual meeting of the Central Asian leaders.

31 October 2019
Republic of Uzbekistan sign partnership and co-operation agreement with United Kingdom This agreement ensures that Republic of Uzbekistan and United Kingdom grant each other most-favoured nation (MFN) treatment for trade.
This agreement is designed to take effect when the EU-Uzbekistan agreement ceases to apply to the United Kingdom, either following an implementation period or a no-deal Brexit. The agreement will be subject to the domestic parliamentary procedures in both the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan before it is brought into force.

25 June 2019
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has endorsed a new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Uzbekistan. The 5-year partnership strategy, from 2019–2023, supports the government’s ongoing reforms to help the economy’s transition towards a more inclusive and market-driven growth path.
Under the new CPS, Uzbekistan will receive support from ADB for the government’s long-term objectives to improve the quality of people’s lives and enable the creation of quality jobs. Its country operations will support private sector development, reduce economic and social disparities, and promote regional cooperation and integration.

10 May 2019
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Law “On Public-Private Partnership”. The law defines the main notions and principles of public-private partnership (“PPP”), establishes procedures for the development and implementation of PPP projects, provides for financial support mechanisms, as well as contains rights, obligations, powers of and requirements for the principal participants of PPP projects. The law also confers the status of authorized body in the sphere of PPP upon the Agency for the Development of Public-Private Partnership (“PPP Agency”).