In response to a special request by Deputy FM Whbee, the Uzbek government has agreed to review the decision to revoke the pension rights of Uzbek immigrants to Israel

 Deputy FM Whbee returns from official visit to Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan


Deputy FM Whbee with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister  Karabaev (Photo: MFA)

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs MK Majalli Whbee has returned from an official visit to two key Central Asian Moslem republics, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

During his visit, Deputy FM Whbee met with his counterparts in Bishkek and Tashkent as well as with the Kyrgyz Foreign Minister, Mr. Ednan Karabaev. In the Uzbek capital of Tashkent, Deputy FM Whbee met with Chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee.

Deputy FM Whbee briefed his hosts  on recent developments in the Middle East and particularly on the recent discussions with the Palestinian Authority and with Syria.

Deputy FM Whbee also discussed the Iranian issue with his hosts, and heard of their own fears, as countries that have borders with Iran, regarding the Iranian threat. In addition, Deputy FM Whbee explored the possibility of promoting bilateral cooperation in various fields, such as the war on terror, political and agricultural cooperation, MASHAV support and other topics.

In his meetings with government officials, Deputy FM Whbee raised the problem of the revoked pension rights of tens of thousands of immigrants who immigrated to Israel from Uzbekistan, and who are entitled to their pension after many years of working in Uzbekistan.  The Uzbek officials responded favorably to his request, and agreed to review the previous decision.