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Uzbekistan’s new government approved

12 February 2015

By his decree President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov has approved the new composition of the Cabinet of Ministers.

It was previously reported that in accordance with the constitution of Uzbekistan, the Cabinet of Ministers abdicated for the newly elected parliamentary composition, but continued working until the new government formation.

Shavkat Mirziyoev was approved in the position of prime minister in accordance with the resolution of the legislative chamber and the Senate of the Oliy Majlis (upper house of the parliament) of Uzbekistan as of January 23 upon the president’s decree.

Thus, the prime minister, the head of the complex on agriculture and water resources, processing of agricultural products and consumer goods - Shavkat Mirziyoev, first deputy prime minister - minister of finance, the head of the complex on macroeconomic development, structural reforms, attracting foreign investments and integrated development of territories - Rustam Azimov were approved by the presidential decree.

Muzraf Ikramov was appointed the justice minister, while Khurshid Mirzakhidov headed the new Ministry for the Development of Information Technologies and Communications.

Currently, the post of the minister for culture and sports affairs is vacant.

Moreover, under the president’s decree Galina Saidova was approved as Economy Minister, Elyor Ganiev - Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade, Aziz Abdukhakimov - Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Population, Shukhrat Teshaev - Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, Kabul Berdiyev - Defense Minister, Adham Ahmedbaev - Interior Minister, Abdulaziz Kamilov - Foreign Minister, Anwar Alimov - Health Minister, Alisher Vakhabov - Minister of Higher and Secondary Special Education, Ulugbek Inoyatov - Minister of National Education, Tursinhan Khudaibergenov - Minister of Emergency Situations.

Under the country’s constitution, the chairman of the Council of Ministers of Karakalpakstan is included in Uzbekistan’s Cabinet of Ministers.