According to World Bank forecasts, GDP growth in Uzbekistan in 2021 will recover to 4.8%. This is stated in the next edition of the “Economic Review of the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Region”.
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Uzbekistan's Long-Term Foreign-Currency (LTFC) Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BB-' with a Stable Outlook.
The European Union has allocated more than 2 million euros to Uzbekistan to implement a project aimed at supporting effective and coordinated response measures to COVID-19.
The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the announcement by the Afghan Government and the Taliban of a ceasefire to mark the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims around the world.
Employees of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in the Russian Federation, together with local authorities in the arising difficult conditions of a pandemic, are trying to return Uzbekistan citizens to their homeland.
On the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the Victory over Fascism in the Second World War, a presentation of “101” film will be held. The film is dedicated to the memory of Uzbek soldiers who were shot at Amersfoort camp in the Netherlands.
According to the Embassy of Uzbekistan in the United States, on April 28, 2020, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its Annual Report assessing the state of religious freedom in the world in 2019.
According to the Consulate General of Uzbekistan in New York, three Uzbekistan citizens infected with the coronavirus have died in local hospitals, Uzbekistan MFA reports.
During the year, Uzbekistan rose 26 positions in 2020 Index of Economic Freedom and now ranks 114th out of 186. The Index of Economic Freedom is an annual index and ranking created in 1995 by the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal.