By the presidential decree, Alisher Sultanov was relieved of the post of Minister of Energy in connection with his transfer to another job for health reasons, Kun.uz source reported.
Later, the presidential press secretary Sherzod Asadov also published relevant information.
“By the decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Alisher Saidabbasovich Sultanov was relieved of the post of Minister of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in connection with his transfer to another job for health reasons,” he said.
It should be recalled that in February 2019, former Deputy PM Alisher Sultanov headed the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan.
In October 2018, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a resolution to accelerate the development and ensure the financial sustainability of the electricity industry.
The head of state instructed the commission on reforming the electric power industry, headed by PM Abdulla Aripov, to prepare a draft decree of the head of state on the formation of the Ministry of Energy by December 15, 2018.
The new department is entrusted with the whole complex of issues of organizing and regulating the activities of the fuel and energy complex of the republic.