posted 7 Mar 2016, 05:08 by Webmaster Ambasciata

The Embassy of our country in Riga hosted a briefing, dedicated to the socio-economic development of Uzbekistan in 2015 and the most important priorities of economic program for 2016. The event was attended by members of Saeima, representatives of the ministries of foreign affairs and economy, science and academic, expert-analytical circles, non-governmental organizations and mass media of Latvia.

During the briefing, the participants got acquainted with the main provisions of the report of the Head of State at the Cabinet meeting in January of the current year.

It noted that Uzbekistan made decisive steps in the implementation of fundamentally important reforms in 2015, aimed at achieving the main goal to reach the level of developed democratic countries in the world with a strong socially oriented economy that provides a decent standard and quality of life.

At the same time, it stressed that as a result, our country achieved stability and sustainable high economic growth rates.

The participants were unanimous in the view that Uzbekistan managed to achieve high rates of economic growth due to the implementation of measures in support of investment projects, modernization, technical and technological renewal of industries, deep structural changes in the agricultural sector, support for small business and private entrepreneurship.

Participants were also informed with the major objectives of further development of the country in 2016. At the same time, information on policy measures for the achievement of the current year’s goals and objectives was separately provided, which were identified in an ad with Uzbekistan’s announcement of 2016 as the “Year of healthy mother and child”.

At the end of the event a number of its members shared their views and opinions on the development of our country at the present stage in an interview with Jahon Information Agency.

Ivans Klement’ev, Saeima deputy, member of the Group on inter-parliamentary cooperation with Uzbekistan:

- Indicators of socio-economic development of Uzbekistan in 2015 and priorities for 2016 are highly commendable. I was particularly impressed with the measures, taken by the State in education and health care, they are some of the main areas on which the effectiveness of social policy is assessed.

The report of the President of Uzbekistan noted that the social sector will be allocated 59,1 percent of total expenditures of the state budget in 2016, which, in fact, confirms the focus and concrete measures to ensure a happy and stable life.

I hope that we will continue close bilateral inter-party and factional contacts, exchange of experience so important socio-economic issues for our countries.

Inna Stetcenko, professor, vice-rector at Baltic International Academy:

- I do not hide my sincere feelings of joy for studying young people in Uzbekistan, for whom all the conditions are created in education. Your experience has always been interesting and useful for us, given the significant progress of the republic in the sphere of training and improves their skills.

Once again, I have convinced that the distinctive feature of the Uzbek model of development is its great social responsibility in comparison with other foreign countries’ successful development.

Dita Lace, representative of Marta Resource Centre for women.

- Today’s briefing allows us to get acquainted with the results of socio-economic development of Uzbekistan in 2015, and specific priorities for 2016. The fact that your country accepts socially-oriented state programs each year was of particular interest. Announcement of 2016 as the Year of healthy mother and child confirms the special care of the state of its people.

We are familiar with Uzbekistan’s enormous efforts and achievements in the social sphere, in support of women and their participation in building the state and society. We hope to continue further cooperation with various organizations in the field.

Jahon Information Agency, Riga