Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Uzbekistan)
|O'zbеkistоn Rеspublikаsi Tаshqi ishlаr vаzirligi|
Coat of Arms of Uzbekistan
|Formed||February 25, 1994|
|Headquarters||9, Uzbekistan Street, Tashkent, 100029|
|Parent department||Government of Uzbekistan|
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan (Uzbek: O'zbеkistоn Rеspublikаsi Tаshqi ishlаr vаzirligi) is a Cabinet-level governmental agency in Uzbekistan in charge of conducting and designing the foreign policy of Uzbekistan.
History and functions
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan was officially established on February 25, 1994 according to the decree of the President of Uzbekistan No. 769 and Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan.
The ministry functions as an administrative body of state government and is a part of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan, responsible for conducting the foreign policy of the Republic of Uzbekistan based on the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan and international laws.
The activities of the ministry are supervised directly by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The ministry is headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, currently, Vladimir Norov. His First Deputy is Abdulaziz Kamilov who was the first foreign minister since the establishment of the ministry. Other deputies are Rustam Tukhtabaev, Abdurahim Khodjaev, Anvar Solihbaev, Bahtiyar Islamov.
The ministry is divided into several departments:
- Department for Europe
- Department for the USA and Americas
- Department for the United Nations and International Organizations
- Legal Department
- Department for the Middle and the Near East
- Department for the Asia and the Pacific
- Department for the CIS and Russia
- Department for the CIS, CSTO and SCO structures
- State Protocol Department
- Personnel and Educational Institutions Department
- Head Department for Foreign Policy Analysis and Strategy
- Department for Communication, Computer Systems and Internet
- Consular Department
- Finance Department
- Accounts Department
- Press Secretary and Press Service
- Department for Administrative Affairs
List of ministers
- Shaxlo Mahmudova (1991 - 1992)
- Ubaydulla Abdurazzoqov (1992 - 1993)
- Sodiq Safoyev (February, 1993 - February, 1994)
- Abdulaziz Komilov (February 25, 1994 – March 14, 2003)
- Sodiq Safoyev (March 14, 2003 - February 4, 2005)
- Elyor Ganiyev (February 4, 2005 - July 12, 2006)
- Vladimir Norov (July 12, 2006 - December 28, 2010)
- Elyor Ganiyev (December 28, 2010 - January 13, 2012)
- Abdulaziz Komilov (January 13, 2012 - present)
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- "В Узбекистане - новый министр иностранных дел" [Uzbekistan gets a new Minister of Foreign Affairs]. Retrieved 2010-10-01.