American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
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Week in Review:
 
November 28, 2014 - December 5, 2014
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2014 Opens a New Era for the Chamber
  

Since 1993 the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce has been at the forefront of advancing trade and business relations between the US and the Republic of Uzbekistan. AUCC prides itself in catering to the needs of our members, providing them with a platform to interact with policy makers in the US and the Republic of Uzbekistan and ensuring that bilateral commercial relations continue to be on the governments' top agenda.   

 

For the last twenty years AUCC has been a vigorous advocate of the views of the business community to ensure that private sector positions are considered during the development of policies that impact American businesses and the future of U.S.-Uzbekistan relations.  While 2013 concluded our celebrations for the 20th anniversary it also opened a new era for the chamber and our members.

 

We are delighted that today AUCC continues to be a well-known organization that is recognized for its strength and ability to work closely with a great number of partner organizations. AUCC enjoys excellent working relations with the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Washington, D.C., the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Uzbek ministries, associations and organizations as well as the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. AUCC also coordinates its efforts with a great number of international financial institutions, business councils and other professional organizations.

 

We thank you all for your support and engagement and look forward to another year of progress and business successes.  

 

If your company is interested in joining AUCC, please contact our office at 202-509-3744 or [email protected]  We invite you to be part of our organization and participate in our activities and events.   

 

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AUCC IN BRIEF
President Islam Karimov Receives US Assistant Secretary of State
Uzbekistan and China vow to strengthen anti-terror cooperation
Invitation to International Uzbek Tourism Exhibition "The World of Leisure"
Invitation to Film Screening: GWU and Uzbek Embassy in Washington DC
10th Annual Silk Road Conference: Chicago, IL

Established in 1993, the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC) is a private, non-profit trade association representing interests of U.S. businesses ranging in size from small private enterprises to large, multinational corporations conducting business in Uzbekistan.

Our Mission: To advocate the views of the business community to ensure that private sector positions are considered during the development of key policies that impact American businesses and the future of U.S.-Uzbekistan relations.

Our Objective: To serve the needs of its members by strengthening commercial relations between the United States and Uzbekistan.

Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan  

 

December 2, 2014

 

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on December 2 at the Oqsaroy received Nisha Desai Biswal, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, who arrived in Tashkent to attend the fifth round of bilateral political consultations.   

Greeting the guest, the head of our state said he positively appraises the dynamic nature of cooperation between our two nations that is built on pragmatism and mutual respect.

It was stressed at the meeting that the regular dialogue at various levels allows the two sides to better understand each other, find constructive solutions and define target spheres for furthering the interaction both in the interstate format and that among research and education institutions, culture and art figures, civil society representatives.

A particular significance during the conversation was attached to international affairs, primarily the Afghan quandary, which exerts a substantial influence on the state of security in our region and beyond it. In this regard, the Assistant Secretary of State noted that the United States highly appreciates the Uzbek leader's efforts in addressing the crisis in Afghanistan and our country's help in restoring its economy.

Nisha Desai Biswal thanked Islam Karimov for a warm welcome and the opportunity to exchange views on pressing bilateral and regional issues. On behalf of the leadership of her country, the American diplomat confirmed the U.S. commitment for the steadfast advancement of the multifaceted and long-term cooperation with Uzbekistan.

It stands to be noted here that key constituents of the Uzbek-American relations are trade-economic and investment spheres, and joint efforts on promising projects in high-tech sectors of the economy are in progress together with major U.S. companies.

Important in the enhancement of mutually advantageous contacts among business circles of the two countries has been the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce, who met this past November in Tashkent for its regular session with the participation of leading businesses from Uzbekistan and the United States.

 

Want China Times  

 

December 4, 2014

 

China hopes to boost law-enforcement and security cooperation with Uzbekistan in the fight against terrorism and narcotics so as to jointly safeguard regional peace and stability, a visiting Chinese security official has said.

During a meeting with Uzbek president Islam Karimov on Monday, Chinese state councilor Guo Shengkun said China-Uzbekistan relations have developed rapidly in recent years and the two countries have broad prospects for comprehensive cooperation.

China is willing to work with Uzbekistan to implement important consensuses reached by their leaders, he added.

He spoke highly of Uzbekistan's active role as the host country for the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Guo expressed hope that China would further broaden and deepen cooperation with Uzbekistan in various fields within the framework of both bilateral mechanisms and the SCO, saying the two countries should jointly combat terrorist forces like the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM).

For his part, Karimov said the relationship between Uzbekistan and China is at its best, adding that his country is willing to comprehensively deepen cooperation with China in such fields as politics, economy, security, and people-to-people and cultural exchanges.

Uzbekistan will join hands with China to crack down on ETIM and lift bilateral relations to a higher level, he said.

 

Uzbek Embassy in Washington DC  

 

December 4, 2014

 

International Uzbek Tourism Exhibition "The World of Leisure" will be held on April 27-28, 2015 in Tashkent.  It will be held under the official patronage  of the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations (UNWTO), the National Company "Uzbektourism" Tashkent city administration, the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Association of Travel Organizations of Uzbekistan.

The main purpose of the exhibition is to provide opportunities for foreign and local tour operators to speak to interested entities and offer their 2015 tour packages.  

For participation in the UITE-2015 and further information please contact:

 

Kamol MuhtarovCounselor

Trade & Economic Affairs
Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan
to the United States of America
phone: +1 (202) 530 7299
mobile: +1 (202) 679 9945
fax: +1 (202) 293 6804

 

Uzbek Embassy in Washington DC  

 

December 3, 2014

 

Film Screening

Days Gone By (O'tgan kunlar/Minuvshie dni)

 

Central Asia Program

In partnership with the Uzbekistan Embassy in Washington, DC  

 

5:30pm Opening

 

5:45pm Presentation on Uzbek cinema

 

6:30pm Screening of the film

 

Central Asia Program and the Uzbekistan Embassy are happy to invite you to attend the screening of Days gone by (O'tgan kunlar / Minuvshie dni) by Yuldash Azgamov. Azgamov is widely regarded as one of the founders of the Uzbek film making industry. The film describes the atmosphere of Uzbek intelligentsia in the 19th century.

 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Voesar Conference Room

1957 E St. NW, Suite 412

RSVP

 

Light snacks will be provided by the Uzbekistan Embassy.

 

Harry Lepinske  

 

December 2, 2014

 

PROPOSED AGENDA

10th ANNUAL

SILK ROAD CONFERENCE

 

Monday, April 27, 1015

Illinois Institute of Technology's

Kent School of Law Auditorium

565 W. Adams St., Chicago

 

ORGANIZED BY:

Central Asian Productivity research Center

SPONSORED BY: Division of International Affairs, Northern Illinois University

 

0815: REGISTRATION/NETWORKING BREAKFAST

            Exhibits Open

            Sponsored by: Turkish Airlines

0845:RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY

0900: OPENING REMARKS

            Prof. Harry C. Lepinske, Chairman

            Central Asian Productivity Research Center

            OFFICIAL WELCOME AND CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

            TBA

0930: "NEW SILK ROAD PROJECT: OPENING

            NEW MARKETS FROM CHINA TO EUROPE

            TBA 12/5/14

1000:

-Afghanistan CONFIRMED (Details-TBA)

-Azerbaijan-  CONFIRMED (Details-TBA)

 BREAK

-China: Confirmed; Panel discussion

-Kazakhstan

-Turkish Airlines (Presentation/comments)

LUNCH

-Reserved tables for "one-on-one" country

  business discussions.

-OPENING PRESENTATION (Turkey)

-Pakistan: Confirmed: panel discussion

-Tajikistan

-Turkey-CONFIRMED (Details-TBA)

-Uzbekistan

1630: 10th ANNIVERSARY RECOGNITION

            CONCLUDING REMARKS

            Prof. Paul Prabhaker, Associate Vice President

            Global Programs

            Northern Illinois University

1715: DIPLOMATIC  RECEPTION

            Sponsored by Silk Way Airlines

 


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