Mirziyoyev strengthens security roles for close entourage
Since his re-election in 2021, the Uzbek president has dished out roles for members of his inner circle within the newly formed security services, as well as in the SGB intelligence agency.
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A key player behind the scenes in Uzbekistan's circles of power, the president's eldest daughter Saida Mirziyoyeva is working to burnish her country's image in the West, with the help of French cultural connections and US lobbyists.
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