Abdulla Aripov

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Abdulla Aripov
Абдулла Орипов
Aripov in 2021
4th Prime Minister of Uzbekistan
Assumed office
14 December 2016
PresidentShavkat Mirziyoyev
First DeputyOchilboy Ramatov
Preceded byShavkat Mirziyoyev
Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan
In office
12 September 2016 – 14 December 2016
Serving with Rustam Azimov
Prime MinisterShavkat Mirziyoyev
Preceded byErgash Shoismatov
Succeeded byAchilbay Ramatov
In office
30 May 2002 – August 2012
Serving with Rustam Azimov, Achilbay Ramatov, Zoyir Mirzaev, Gulomjon Ibragimov
Prime MinisterO‘tkir Sultonov
Shavkat Mirziyoyev
Succeeded byErgash Shoismatov
Personal details
Born (1962-05-24) 24 May 1962 (age 61)
Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
Alma materTashkent University of Information Technologies

Abdulla Nigmatovich Aripov[1] (Uzbek: Абдулла Ниғматович Орипов, Abdulla Nigʻmatovich Oripov, born 24 May 1962, in Tashkent) is an Uzbek politician who serves as the prime minister of Uzbekistan, in office since 14 December 2016. Aripov is a member of the Uzbekistan Liberal Democratic Party. He was deputy prime minister from 2002 to 2012 and again in 2016.



On May 30, 2002, Aripov was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan – Head of Complex on Information and Telecommunications Technologies Issues – Director-General of Communications and Information Agency of Uzbekistan.[2] Then from October 2009 – oversees the Social Sphere, Science, Education, Health, Culture and responsible for contacts with CIS-partners. On February 4, 2005 Aripov was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister. Then in a reshuffle in August 2012 he was appointed Head of Complex on Information Systems and Telecommunications.[3]

In September 2016 he was again appointed as Deputy Prime Minister.[4]

On 12 December 2016, he was nominated by the ruling party to form a cabinet.[5] On 14 December, he was confirmed as Prime Minister by the parliament.[6] On 15 December, he formed his cabinet.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Aripov is married and has five daughters. He is a recipient of the state awards Ordens “Do’stlik” and “Mehnat shuhrati” (Friendship and Labor Glory).[8]


  1. ^ Personal structure of the Cabinet of Ministers
  2. ^ Keesing's Record of World Events 2002 – Volume 48 "UZBEKISTAN Government changes On June 1 it was reported that Abdulla Nigh- matovich Oripov had been appointed Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Communications and Information Technology in a decree issued by President Islam Karimov."
  3. ^ Tom Lansford Political Handbook of the World 2015 1483371557 "2012... In August Deputy Prime Minister Abdulla ORIPOV was dismissed (see Current issues, below)."
  4. ^ "Uzbek Party Nominates Deputy Cabinet Head Aripov for PM". Voice of America. 12 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Uzbek party nominates deputy cabinet head Aripov for PM", Reuters, 12 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Uzbekistan's new leader promises major government reshuffle", Reuters, 14 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Uzbekistan: Azimov loses job at Finance Ministry", Choihona, 15 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Official Biography in Russian". Archived from the original on 2016-12-10. Retrieved 2016-12-13.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Uzbekistan