8 Apr 2022 10:10

Uzbek energy minister resigns

TASHKENT. April 8 (Interfax) - Uzbek Energy Minister Alisher Sultanov has been relieved of duties for health reasons, Uzbek presidential press secretary Sherzod Asadov said on Friday.

"An executive order of the president of Uzbekistan has relieved Alisher Saidabbasovich Sultanov of duties as the energy minister due to his transfer to another position for health reasons," Asadov said on Telegram.

Sultanov took charge of the Uzbek Energy Ministry as soon as it was established in February 2019. Before that, he served as deputy prime minister supervising the fuel and energy sector, chairman of the Uzbekneftegaz board, and director of the Shurtan Gas Chemical Complex.

Asadov did not disclose Sultanov's new position.