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  • “…New Delhi is associated among the countries of the region not with competition for regional leadership, but as an example of mutually beneficial and respectful cooperation. From of old, India’s role in our region has always been constructive and in-demand one,” Kamilov said in his ministerial address at Raisina Dialogue.

    Five political parties registered are for the elections: National Revival Party, People’s Democratic Party, Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, ‘Adolat’ (Justice) Social Democratic Party and Ecological Party.

    The railway, almost 650 km in length, which will connect Mazar-e-Sharif and Herat cities and will later be extended to Kabul, is a major project agreed to by President Ashraf Ghani and President Mirziyoyev.

    According to it Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan won 43 seats (34%), National Revival Party – 35 seats (27%), ‘Adolat’ (Justice) Social Democratic Party – 21 seats (16%), People’s Democratic Party – 18 seats (14%), Ecological Party – 11 seats (9%).

    Uzbekistan is emerging as a key partner for India in Central Asia and Eurasia and during this month the two sides have signed key defence and security pacts.

    Five political parties are participating in the parliamentary elections and they will compete to win seats in the 150-seat Legislative Assembly – the lower chamber of the Uzbek parliament, which consists of the Senate and the Legislative Assembly.

    In the recent past journalists of the country did not have much space to freely express themselves, social media was blocked and bloggers could only write about non-political topics.

    Earlier after being voted to power the Uzbek President had initiated a series of reforms including holding successful parliamentary polls last Sunday. The 44-member council was established July 17 to tackle some of the country’s most acute issues. The first meeting was held Sept. 6.

    An agreement on counter-terrorism and organised crime was signed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and his Uzbekistan counterpart Pulat Bobojonov to further increase cooperation between India and Uzbekistan in diverse fields including counter-terrorism, organized crime and human trafficking, said a statement issued by the ministry.

    Uzbekistan is keen to learn from best practices of India, world’s biggest democracy as Mrziyoyev has launched a campaign for efficient governance. This he believes will help his reforms process. Uzbekistan is emerging as a key partner for India in Central Asia and Eurasia and during this month the two sides have signed key defence and security pacts.

    Deputy national security adviser (NSA) Rajinder Khanna participated in a meet of NSAs from Russia, Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan held in Tehran on Wednesday as part of India’s efforts to strive for a regional approach to bring stability in the war-ravaged nation, even as fears of return of Taliban to power have resurfaced.

    Uzbekistan's Internal Affairs Minister Pulat Bobojonov on Wednesday felicitated Home Minister Amit Shah here by presenting him traditional dress of the Central Asian nation. The facilitation took place after a Home Minister level meeting between India and Uzbekistan to discuss security partnership.

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