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The Government and Basic Institutions
 


On September 31, 1991 Uzbekistan gained independence from the former Soviet Union. The September 1 is now celebrating as Independence Day of Uzbekistan.

According to the Constitution, Uzbekistan is a secular, democratic republic. The Republic of Uzbekistan, a unitary state, is headed by a president who can be elected for no more than two consecutive five-year terms. The President forms the Government (Cabinet of Ministers), which implements the executive authority in the Republic of Uzbekistan. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President. The Government is responsible to the President and accountable to the Parliament as well. The Legislative branch of power is represented by the Parliament (Oliy Mazhlis). Oliy Mazhlis has 250 deputies who are elected for five-year terms.

Uzbekistan is made up of 12 oblasts, the city of Tashkent (capital) and the autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan. The President appoints a khokim for each oblast and Tashkent city, who carries out the executive authority on the appropriate territory with considerable powers. The Republic of Karakalpakstan is headed by the Chairman of the Board of Ministries, who is subordinate to the President of the country.

A new constitution was adopted on 8 December 1992. However, the legal system still most resembles Soviet civil law. Uzbekistan lacks an independent judicial system.

The Executive
The head of state is the president, Islom Karimov. President Karimov was elected president by the Supreme Soviet in 1990, elected in a general election in 1991 and his term was extended an additional four years by referendum in 1996.

A presidential poll was held on January 9, 2000. According to Uzbek government sources, election turnout was approximately 96% with Karimov winning over 91% of the vote. The President appoints cabinet posts and judges.

The Legislature
The Legislature consists of the unicameral Oliy Majlis.  There are 250 seats in this body, and its members are elected by popular vote. Legislative elections were held on December 5, 1999 and five pro-government parties split the vote for representatives in the Oliy Majlis.

The Judiciary
The judicial system in Uzbekistan does not operate independently from the Executive Branch.  Supreme Court judges are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Oliy Majlis.

The Constitution

- On the adoption of the constitution of the republic of uzbekistan
- Proclaiming the date of adoption of the new constitution of Uzbekistan a national holiday
- On the procedure for putting the constitution of the republic of uzbekistan into force

- PREAMBLE
- Part one

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES
- Part two
BASIC HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS, FREEDOM AND DUTIES
- Part three
SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL
- Part four
ADMINISTRATIVE AND TERRITORIAL STRUCTURE AND STATE SYSTEM
- Part five
ORGANIZATION OF STATE AUTHORITY
- Part six
PROCEDURE FOR AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION

 

Government organs
 

 

Head of State
Cabinet
State Committees
Defense Force
State Agencies
Legislature
Judiciary
Central Bank
United Nations Mission
General Data
International and Regional Memberships
Forms of Address
Foreign Diplomatic Missions


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President: Islam A. Karimov
Birthdate: January 30, 1938.
Private Career: Employee, Tashkent Aviation Plant (1960-66).
Political Career: Member, CPSU; Member, Gosplan Uzbekistan (1966-83); Minister of Finance, Uzbekistan Soviet Socialist Republic (Uzbek SSR) (1983-86); Deputy Chair, Uzbek SSR Council of Ministers (1986); Member, CP CC (1986); First Secretary, Kashkadarya Obkom (1986-89); First Secretary, CP CC, Uzbek SSR; People's Deputy, USSR (1989-91); Member, CPSU CC and Politburo (1990-91); President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces (1990-present).

Office of the President
ul. Uzbekistanskaya 43
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 39-81-31; 39-57-46
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 39-55-25
World Wide Web: http://www.gov.uz/
President ........ Islam A. Karimov
Administrator ........ Zilimkhan Khaidarov
Press Secretary ........ Murod Muhammad Dost

National Security Service (SNB)
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 33-56-48
Chairman ........ Maj. Gen. Roustam Inoyatov
Spokesperson ........ Natalya Kochubey

 

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Office of the Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers
ul. Uzbekistanskaya 43
700 008 Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 39-82-95
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 39-86-01
Chairman ........ Otkir Sultanov
First Deputy Chairman ........ Rustam Sodiqovich Azimov
Deputy Chairman, Agriculture ........ Nosirjon Sobirovich Yusupov
Deputy Chairman, Women's Affairs ........ Dilbar Chulomova
Deputy Chairman ........ Abdulla Nighmatovich Oripov
Deputy Chairman ........ Rustam Yunusov
Deputy Chairman ........ Valeriy Otayev
Deputy Chairman ........ Mirabror Usmonov
Deputy Chairman ........ Anatoliy Isayev
Deputy Chairman ........ Khamidulla Karamatov
Deputy Chairman ........ Uktam Ismailov
Deputy Chairman ........ Azimjan Mukhiddinov
Administrator of Affairs ........ Ravil Abdukadyrov

Ministry of Agriculture and Water Utilization
Navoi 4
700 004 Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 41-07-64; 41-00-20
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 41-00-53
Minister ........ Nosirjon Sobirovich Yusupov

Ministry of Communications and Transport
all. Tolstogo 1
700 000 Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 33-65-03; 33-66-66
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 44-18-20; 44-26-03; 39-87-82
Minister ........ Fahtullah Abdullaev

Post and Telecommunications Agency
A. Tolstoy Street, 1
700000 Tashkent
Telephone: (+998 71) 133-6503; 133-6645
Facsimile: (+998 71) 139-8782
Director General ........ Fatkhulla Abdullaev
First Deputy to the Director General ........ V. Shteinberg

Ministry of Construction
Tashkent
Minister ........ Kudratilla Mahamadalyev

Ministry of Culture and Art
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 44-18-30
Minister ........ Hairulla Jurayev

Ministry of Defense
Kh. Abdoullaev Avn. 100
700 000 Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 64-35-67
Minister ........ Maj. Gen. Kodir Ghulomov
First Deputy Minister and Chief of General Staff ........ Tolqin Yoldoshevich Qosimov

Ministry of Education
all. Pardov 5
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 33-47-38; 39-47-38
Minister ........ Risboy Jorayev
Deputy Minister ........ Gadritdim Gulametdinov

Ministry of Emergency Situations
Tashkent
Minister ........ Maj. Gen. Bahodir Kasymov

Ministry of Energy and Electrification
Government House
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 39-57-46
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 39-55-25
Minister ........ Valeriy Atayev

Ministry of Finance
all. Paradov 6
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 33-70-73
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 44-56-43
Minister ........ Mamarizo Berdimurodovich Normurodov

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
ul. Uzbekistanskaya 9
700 029 Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 39-15-17
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 33-66-98
Minister ........ Abdulaziz Komilov

Ministry for Foreign Economic Relations
Bujuk Ipak Yuli 75
700 077 Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 68-92-56
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 68-74-77; 68-77-27
Minister ........ Elyor Ganiev
Deputy Minister ........ R.S. Mukhamedov
Deputy Minister ........ S.N. Burkhanova
Deputy Minister ........ A.B. Nasirov
Office Administrator ........ I.A. Adilova
Referent ........ I.N. Saldumarova
Spokesperson ........ V.N. Sumin

Ministry of Health
ul. Navoi 12
700 011 Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 44-12-02; 41-16-60
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 41-16-41
Minister ........ Feruz Nazirov

Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education
Mustaqillik Maidony 6
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 39-48-08
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 39-43-29
Minister ........ Saidakhoror Ghulomov

Minister of Highways

Minister ........ Yunusov Rustam

Ministry of Industrial Construction Materials
Mivakulova 68a
700 070 Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 55-49-65
Minister ........ Ihom Iskandarov

Ministry of Internal Affairs
ul. Germana Lopatina 1
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 33-95-32; 36-38-46
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 33-38-97
Minister ........ Zokirjon Almatov
Spokesman ........ Batyr Ziee

Ministry of Justice
ul. Sailgoh
700 047 Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 33-50-39; 41-42-33
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 33-51-76
Minister ........ Abdusamad Polvonzoda

Ministry of Labor and Social Security
ul. Abaya 6
700 195 Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 41-77-06
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 41-76-25; 44-31-83; 44-26-03
Minister ........ Akiljon Abidov

Ministry of Macroeconomics and Statistics
Tashkent
Minister ........ Rustam Sodigovich Azimov

Ministry of Social Welfare
ul. Babura 20A
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 53-53-71
Minister ........ Oqiljon Obidov

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State Committee for Architecture and Construction
Tashkent
Chairman ........ Bakhodyr Khodzhayev

State Committee for Border Protection
Tashkent
Chairman ........ Mahmudjon Otaganov

State Committee for Economics
Tashkent
Chairman ........ A, Makhmuddov

State Committee for Environment
Tashkent
Chairman ........ Khalilulla Satimovich Sherimbetov

State Committee for Geology and Mineral Resources
ul. A. Kadiry 5A
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 41-04-42
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 413 990
Chairman ........ Nurmukhammad Akhmedov

State Committee for Land Resources
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 38-45-59
Chairman ........ Ergash Kurbanov

State Committee for Press Affairs
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 41-04-42
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 41-39-90
Chairman ........ Rustam Shagulyamov

State Committee for Prices
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 38-45-59
Chairman ........ Spbirjon Roziyev

State Committee for Science and Technique
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 44-32-87
Chairman ........ Rustam Shoghulomov

State Committee for Sport
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 44-12-55
Chairman ........ Bakhodyr Makhsitov

State Committee for Taxation
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 44-21-04
Chairman ........ O.T. Komilov

State Customs Committee
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 41-57-94
Chairman ........ Ravshan Haydarov

State Planning Committee
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 39-80-65
Chairman ........ (vacant)

Women's Committee
Tashkent
Chairman ........ Dilbar Gulyamova

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Armed Forces General Staff
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 69-34-76
Chief of Staff ........ Tolqin Yoldoshevich Qusimov

National Guard
(Subordinate to the President)
Tashkent
Commander ........ (INA)

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Amantaytau Goldfields
ul. Bujuk Ipak Yuli 75
700 077 Tashkent
Director ........ (INA)

Central Election Commission
Tashkent
Chairman ........ (INA)
Spokesman ........ Sherzod Kudratkhodjaev

National Airways Company
Tashkent
Chairman ........ Arslan Ruzmetov

National Post and Communication Agency
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 33-16-22
Director ........ Fathulla Abdullayev

National Security Service
Tashkent
Chairman ........ Rustam Inoyatov

State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of Uzbekistan
(UZTELERADIO)
ul. Khorezmskaya 49
700 047 Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 41-05-51
Director General ........ Shavqat G. Yakhyayev

Uzbekistan Airways
41, Mavraunnakhr Street
700 060 Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 33-18-85
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 33-75-86
Director General ........ Ganie M. Rafikov

Uzbekistan Temir Yollari
(Uzbekistan State Railway Company)
Tashkent
Director ........ Ravshan Zakhidov

Uzbekneftgaz
(State Petroleum and Natural Gas Company)
Tashkent
Chairman ........ Ibrat Zaynutdinov

Uzbek Republican Agency for Copyright
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 44-60-55
Vice Chairman ........ Batiyar I. Zubayidullaev

Uzbektelekom
(Telecommunications of Uzbekistan)
ul. A. Tolstogo 1
Tashkent
Chairman ........ K.R. Rakhimov

Uzbektourism
(Tourism of Uzbekistan)
ul. Khorezmskaya 47
700 047 Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 33-54-14
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 32-79-48
Chairman ........ Bakhtiyor M. Husanbayev

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Oliy-Majlis
pl. Mustaqillik 5
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 39-87-49
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 39-87-49
World Wide Web: http://www.gov.uz/oliy/index.html
Chairman ........ Erkin Khalilov
Deputy Chairman ........ Boris Bugrov
Secretary General ........ Aman Alimdzhanov

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Supreme Court
Tashkent
Chairman ........ Ubaydulla Qurbonovich Mingboyev
First Deputy Chairman ........ Aminjon Jabborovich Ishmetov
Judge ........ Hamidulla Nasimovich Qudratov
Judge ........ Ilhom Mamarahimovich Mamarayimov
Judge ........ Yulchibay Ergashevich Tursunbayev
Judge ........ Nuriddin Suyunovich Tukhliyev

Office of the Procurator
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 33-99-10
Procurator General ........ Buritosh Mustafayev
First Deputy Procurator General ........ Azimzhon Ergashev

Constitutional Court
Tashkent
Chairman ........ Boritosh Mustafoyev

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National Bank of Uzbekistan
ul. Uzbekistanskaya 6
700 001 Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 33-68-29
Chairman ........ Faizulla Mullazhanov
Vice Chairman ........ Jamshid A. Kuchkarov

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Permanent Mission of Uzbekistan
866 U.N. Plaza, Suite 326
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (+1 212) 486-4242
Facsimile: (+1 212) 486-7998
Ambassador ........ Alisher Vohidov

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Capital
Tashkent

Language(s)
85% Uzbek; 5% Russian; 10% other

Ethnic Composition
71% Uzbek; 8% Russian; 5% Tajik; 16% other, which includes 70% of Crimean Tatars since their World War II deportation

Religions
75-80% Muslim; 20-25% other

Currency
Sum (UZS)

Major Political Parties
Freedom Party (Erk)
Independence Path (Istiglal Yoli)
Islamic Renaissance Party (IRP)
Justice Social Democratic Party (Adolat)
National Revival Democratic Party (MT)
Popular Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (PDP)
Progress of the Fatherland (PF)
Unity Party (Birlik)

National Holidays
New Year (Yangi Yil), 1 January
Christmas (Orthodox), 7 January (Christians only)
Id al-Adha, 12 February*
Islamic New Year, 5 March*
International Women's Day, 8 March
Nevruz, 20-22 March
Good Friday (Orthodox), 25 April
Victory Day (Galaba Bayrami), 9 May
Birthday of the Prophet, 14 May*
Independence Day, 1 September (1991)
Flag Day, 18 November
Constitution Day (Konstituzia Bayrami), 8 December
Id al-Fitr, 26 November*

*May vary by one or two days depending on Islamic lunar calendar

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Asian Development Bank
Central Asian Union
Commonwealth of Independent States
Customs Cooperation Council
Economic Cooperation Organization
European Bank of Reconstruction and Development
International Atomic Energy Agency
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)
International Civil Aviation Organization
International Development Association
International Finance Corporation
International Labor Organization
International Monetary Fund
International Telecommunications Union
Non-Aligned Movement
North Atlantic Cooperation Council
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Partnership for Peace
United Nations
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Universal Postal Union
World Health Organization
World Intellectual Property Organization
World Meteorological Organization

 

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President
His Excellency

Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers
His Excellency

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers
His Excellency

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Embassy of Afghanistan
ul. Gogolya 73
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 33-91-76

Embassy of Belarus
pl. Mustaqillik
700 078 Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 39-10-26
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 39-82-70

Embassy of China, People's Republic of
ul. Gogolya 79
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 64-26-39

Embassy of France
Hotel Uzbekistan
Room 701
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 33-15-36

Embassy of Germany
pr. Sharaf-Rashidov
700 067 Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 34-66-96
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 40-66-93

Embassy of India
ul. A. Tolstovo 5
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 33-82-67
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 33-56-65; 36-19-76

Embassy of Iran
ul. Timiiryazova 16-18
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 35-07-77

Embassy of Israel
ul. Lukubi 16A
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 32-14-26
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 56-57-79

Embassy of Italy
ul. Ami Temur 95
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 34-66-49
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 40-66-06

Embassy of Japan
ul. G. Lopatina 64
Hotel Turkiston, Rm. 4
700 031 Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 56-46-43
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 56-46-43

Embassy of Kazakhstan
Tashkent

Embassy of Kyrgyzstan
Tashkent

Embassy of Malaysia
Tashkent

Embassy of Pakistan
Chilinzar 25
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 77-23-34
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 77-14-42

Embassy of Russia
ul. Nukusskaya 83
700 015 Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 39-17-63
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 55-87-74

Embassy of Switzerland
ul. Murtazayerva 6, Kv. 10-12
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 44-27-88

Embassy of Turkey
ul. Gogolya 87
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 33-21-07
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 33-13-58

Embassy of the United Kingdom
ul. Murtazayeva 6, Kv. 84-85
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 34-56-52
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 34-04-65

Embassy of the United States of America
ul. Chelanzanskaya 82
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 77-14-07; 77-22-31
Facsimile: (+7 3712) 77-01-81; 77-69-53
World Wide Web: http://www.usis.uz/

Embassy of Vietnam
ul. Rashidova 100
Tashkent
Telephone: (+7 3712) 34-45-36

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