At the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, which is taking place in New-York since September 14, lasting until September 30, 2021 the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, addressed the global community.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is a Leader of modern Uzbekistan, who has brought dramatic and important changes to Central Asia. For the last five years, the region’s historic core and geopolitical focal point – Uzbekistan – has been immersed in a whirlwind of reform without precedent in the region. As a result of large-scale reform measures in the areas of political and economic modernization, a New Uzbekistan is being established.
Addressing the international community, the President of Uzbekistan presented his vision of current issues on the regional and global agenda, the role of the United Nations in a consolidated response to modern threats and challenges and he revealed the essence of deep democratic reforms carried out to build a New Uzbekistan, which have become irreversible.
“Today, humanity is at a turning point in its path of development and the nature of international relations is changing dramatically.
The transnational threats to peace, security and sustainable development are growing. The climate is rapidly changing. The mass migration flows are increasing and traditional values are declining.
It is the United Nations that must continue to play a leading role in these important processes of global destiny with new substance and quality”, – emphasized Shavkat Mirziyoyev in his speech and called the UN and its institutions to play an active role in current challenges.
The leader of Uzbekistan put forward several important initiatives aimed at strengthening peace and security, restoring the world economy, ensuring sustainable development, deepening dialogue in the region and at the global level, promoting human rights and freedoms, as well as combating such transnational challenges as climate change, environmental degradation and biodiversity, like the drying up of the Aral Sea.
The regional policy in Central and South Asia was one of the focal points of the address of the President of Uzbekistan. The Government of Uzbekistan made great efforts to consolidate a completely new political environment in the Central Asian region in the spirit of mutual understanding and respect, good neighborliness and strategic partnership.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev clearly stated that the main objective of Uzbekistan is to make Central Asia a place of prosperity and sustainable development, trust and friendship. He also emphasized that Afghanistan is an essential part of Central Asia and its regional policy.
“I would like to underscore once again that Afghanistan is an integral part of Central Asia. It is not only us and the neighboring states – the whole world is interested in the establishment of peace and tranquility in this country. During these challenging times, it is impossible to isolate Afghanistan and leave it within the range of its problems.”, – stated President Mirziyoyev.
These exceptional times – with a growing number of threats and conflicts – require further strengthening of the international cooperation. Shavkat Mizriyoyev called the UN to consolidate efforts noting that the voice of the United Nations on Afghanistan must be heard louder than ever.
The address of the President Mirziyoyev demonstrated once again that the core of Central Asia – Uzbekistan – is always ready to develop the mutually beneficial, long-term and multifaceted partnership with all countries of the world and global organizations.
The regional and international policy of Uzbekistan is aimed to continue close cooperation targeting sustainable growth and a safe and prosperous future.
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