1 Feb 2018 15:01

Ex-head of Uzbek security agency appointed senator after becoming presidential advisor

TASHKENT. Feb 1 (Interfax) - Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a decree appointing former National Security Service chief Rustam Inoyatov a member of the upper house of the country's parliament, the presidential press service reported on Thursday.

Mirziyoyev's January 31 decree made Inoyatov a member of the Senate in line with Article 77 of the Uzbek Constitution and election legislation, the press service said.

The day before, Inoyatov, 73, was relieved of the post of Uzbek National Security Service chairman, to which he was appointed in June 1995.

He was simultaneously appointed the president's advisor on political and legal issues.