Uzbekistan, Tashkent, September 2 /Trend D.Azizov/
The post of First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs was eliminated in Uzbekistan, a governmental source told Trend on Monday with the reference to a decree of the President.
The decision is made for further improvement of management structure and the efficiency of the Ministry's activities, the source said.
As reported, in early July 2013 by a decree of Uzbekistan's President the post of Ambassador-at-Large was introduced in Foreign Ministry's structure.
Ilhomzhon Nematov, the former Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the United States, has been appointed as Ambassador-at-Large.
The post of First Deputy Minister has been vacant since July 2013 after the appointment of the first Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov as Uzbek ambassador to Belgium.
Currently there are 4 posts of Deputy Foreign Minister in the structure of Republic's Foreign Ministry.
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