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Tajik Lawmakers Approve Bill Banning Russified Surnames

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BLACKSEA-CASPIA

Tajik lawmakers have approved a bill banning the issuance of new identification documents and birth certificates for ethnic Tajiks containing Russified surnames, the latest attempt to revive traditional names.

Justice Minister Muzaffar Ashuryon said after the bill was approved by parliament's lower chamber, the Assembly of Representatives, on April 29 that the government had initiated the bill to comply with the state program on “returning national names”.

The first in Europe monument of the victims of the Khojali massacre was opened in the Hague

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BLACKSEA-CASPIA

On 24.04.2020 the first monument in Europe, dedicated to the victims of the massacre, committed by Armenian paramilitaries against Azerbaijanian civilian population on the 26 February 1992 in Khojaly, Nagorno Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, has been reopened in the Hague and draw a lot of attention.

Iran Revolutionary Guard Says Country’s First Military Satellite "Successfully Place in Orbit"

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RADIO FARDA

Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Wednesday said the country's first military satellite has successfully been placed in orbit.

Sepah News, the news agency of the Revolutionary Guard, on Wednesday morning reported that Noor (light) satellite was launched by Ghased (Messenger) satellite carrier in the early hours of April 22 from a location in the central desert of Iran. According to Sepah News the military satellite is now orbiting 425 kilometers (264 miles) away from the earth.

USAID sends large shipments of food to Uzbekistan

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U.S. EMBASSY IN UZBEKISTAN

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered 131,320 kg of food assistance worth almost $400,000 to Uzbekistan. This food assistance will reach more than 35,000 of the most vulnerable Uzbekistani citizens and be distributed through more than 144 health and social protection facilities. This includes facilities that are providing COVID-19 related quarantine services, long-term care to patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB), to orphanages and mental health facilities.

Ambassador: Azerbaijan’s aid to Iran causes positive response

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ELNUR BAGHISHOV

Allocation of $5 million by the Azerbaijani government to fight the coronavirus in Iran has caused a great positive resonance in the country, Iran’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan Javad Jahangirzadeh stated.

According to Jahangirzadeh, Azerbaijan and Iran have more than 750 kilometers of land border, and it is natural that every event affects the relations between the two countries.

Uzbekistan eyes to export textile products to Japanese market

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BLACKSEA-CASPIA

Uzbekistan's officials held negotiations with Masahiro Yagi, the president of Yagiharu Co., Ltd trading company, which were organized via a videoconference, the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Tokyo reports.

During the videoconference, the issues of supply of textile products to the Japanese market were discussed alongside options for exporting goods using different types of transportation.

Consecutive Meeting on the Issues of Intensifying Collaboration with the WTO was held in the MFA of Turkmenistan

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BLACKSEA-CASPIA

On April 15, 2020, the successive meeting of the Governmental Commission for studying the issues, connected with the membership of Turkmenistan in the World Trade Organization was held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

Ensuring goods flow to be future priority for Turkic Council members

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NARGIZ SADIKHOVA

Ensuring the flow of goods between members of Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States (Turkic Council) will be a priority in the future, Head of Analysis at PRISM Political Risk Management Ltd Benjamin Godwin stated.

On Apr. 10, 2020, an extraordinary Summit of the Turkic Council was held through videoconferencing. The Summit focused on the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.