Initiatives of the President of Uzbekistan in the focus of Swiss media attention
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The website of the magazine "Diva Intenrational" published in Switzerland and the electronic daily publication "International Diplomat" published an article by the editor-in-chief of the publications, Marit Foss, "New initiatives of Uzbekistan at the UN General Assembly," reports a correspondent for "Dunyo" information agency.
Sources inform that on September 17-20, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev took part in the events of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly. He also spoke at the plenary session of the General Assembly, presenting his vision on current issues on the regional and global agenda.
At the session, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev announced his intention to continue "the policy of building a New Uzbekistan as a legal, secular, democratic and social state." He also emphasized that "as a result of ongoing consistent reforms, the economy of Uzbekistan, despite global challenges, is demonstrating stable growth rates. Over the past six years, the volume of gross domestic product has increased by more than one and a half times. Our main goal is to double this figure by 2030."
It is noted that the Uzbekistan 2030 Strategy is aimed at ensuring sustainable economic growth, entering the list of countries with upper-middle income with an increase in GDP per capita from the current $2,200 to $4,000. The strategy also outlines such priority goals as accession to the WTO, expanding export opportunities, strengthening social protection and others.
It is emphasized that the head of Uzbekistan supported the initiative of the UN Secretary-General "Global Accelerator for Job Creation and Social Protection" and the proposal, within its framework, to hold the World Conference "Social Protection: the Path to Sustainable Development" in Uzbekistan in 2024 under the auspices of the UN.
"Central Asia is a priority direction of Uzbekistan’s foreign policy," the author continues. Thanks to the implementation of mutually agreed policies, the countries of the region are becoming more attractive both for foreign investors and tourists, and in terms of the reliability of transport corridors, which is very important in modern conditions of transport and logistics instability. This gave grounds for the President of Uzbekistan to state at the session that "the region is becoming a center of economic development, a transport and communication bridge connecting East and West, North and South. And interest in him is growing."
It is noted that the head of Uzbekistan once again drew the attention of the world community to the tragedy of the Aral Sea. In addition, Uzbekistan supported the establishment of the post of Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Water Resources and advocated the involvement of the most advanced technologies in the process of creating the Platform for Water Saving Technologies in Central Asia, using the UN-Water mechanism.
It is reported that the President of Uzbekistan proposed the establishment of a "Central Asian Climate Dialogue" and took the initiative to adopt a UN General Assembly resolution "Central Asia in the face of global climate threats: solidarity for common prosperity." He proposed discussing its main provisions at the international climate forum, which will be held in Samarkand in 2024.
The author summarizes that Uzbekistan is actively involved in solving global and regional problems: its numerous initiatives (especially related to solving regional Central Asian problems, in particular the Aral Sea, in the field of poverty alleviation and social development, youth support) are receiving international recognition and are being successfully implemented . The socio-economic reforms carried out in Uzbekistan are also receiving international recognition, which also increases the international authority of our country.