INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 207 October 20, 2017

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POLITICS

On telephone conversation of the Presidents of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

A modern system will be created in the sphere of preschool education

International conference “Islamic solidarity: on the example of Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan”

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan met with participants of the international conference on “Islamic solidarity: on the example of Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan”

International cooperation

Meetings of the delegation of Uzbekistan in Washington


POLItiCs

On telephone conversation of the Presidents of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

On October 19, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a telephone conversation with the President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev at the initiative of the Kyrgyz side.

The Head of our state, at the beginning of the conversation, sincerely congratulated President Almazbek Atambayev and the fraternal people of Kyrgyzstan on successful conduction of the presidential elections on October 15, 2017.

It was especially noted that the results of the nationwide elections testify to the high confidence and wide support by the country’s population of the course of reforms in Kyrgyzstan.

The leaders of the two countries discussed actual issues of bilateral cooperation in the light of implementation of the reached agreements and signed contracts during recent mutual visits at the highest level, in a traditionally friendly and constructive atmosphere.

Mutual interest in speedy completion of the legal registration and signing of relevant agreement on remaining areas of Uzbekistan – Kyrgyzstan State border, as well as ensuring effective functioning of border checkpoints, was emphasized.

The importance of cooperation in transport and communication sphere, in particular, joint preparation for the organization of a pilot automobile traffic along the route “Tashkent – Andijan – Osh – Irkeshtam – Kashgar”, planned for the end of this month, was noted.

President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev expressed his deep gratitude to the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev for sincere congratulations in connection with conduction of the presidential elections in the country.

He assured that the Kyrgyz side intends to further enhance multifaceted and mutually beneficial cooperation, strengthen relations of friendship and strategic partnership between the two countries.

(Source: UzA)

A modern system will be created in the sphere of preschool education

On October 19, a meeting on the issues of radical improvement of preschool education system was held under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

The meeting was attended by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan, state advisors to the President, heads of relevant ministries and departments.

Constant attention in our country is paid to issues of strengthening the gene pool of the nation, training the young generation as highly qualified personnel. At the meeting held on August 16, 2017, a number of areas of development of the education system were identified. In particular, important tasks were defined on radical structural reform of the system of preschool education, wide coverage of children by these institutions.

A new system has been created in this sphere in accordance with the Decree of the President of our country “On measures of radical improvement of management of preschool education system” and the Resolution “On organization of activities of the Ministry of Preschool Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan” of September 30 of this year.

Tasks are set before the new ministry on development and implementation of a unified state policy in the sphere of preschool education, expanding the state and non-state network of preschool education institutions, strengthening their material and technical base, providing with highly qualified pedagogical personnel, increasing the coverage of children by preschool education institutions, comprehensive intellectual, spiritually-aesthetic, physical development of children through introduction of modern educational programs and technologies into educational-upbringing process, as well as radical improvement of the quality of their preparation for school.

Activities that are being carried out in this direction were discussed at the meeting.

When it comes to the education system that is crucial in our life, we have to repeat again and again the wise thought of our ancestor – enlightener Abdulla Avloni: education for us is a matter of life or death, said the President of our country. It is obvious that we cannot achieve any changes and transformations, a prosperous life without educating modern, highly qualified personnel. Preparation of such personnel, a healthy gene pool of the nation, first of all, begins with the system of preschool education.

The system of preschool education is the initial, the most basic link of continuous education. According to scientific conclusions of specialists and pedagogues, a person receives 70 percent of all information and data before the age of five. This fact clearly demonstrates the importance of education in a kindergarten for formation of our children as harmoniously developed personalities.

There is no need to look for any additional confirmation of this. When comparing a child who was educated in a kindergarten, with a child who did not visit it, it is not difficult to notice the difference between the level of their thinking.

That is why we raised the issue of revising the system of preschool education to the level of state policy and started a great activity in this direction. If we do not deeply and comprehensively think over this issue, it will be difficult for us to achieve qualitative changes in the whole education system, ensure its continuity, said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Currently, the State program on expansion of the network of preschool education institutions, strengthening their material and technical base, construction of new kindergartens has been adopted and is being implemented. Taking into account the experience of developed countries, serious attention is being paid to the issue of expanding the network of non-state education institutions, including non-state kindergartens. This serves to form a healthy competition in the system and expand the range of educational services.

At the meeting, special attention was paid to the issue of training specialized personnel for the sphere of preschool education. It was emphasized that these highly qualified educators and mentors, who will be able to execute our resolutions, will teach our children the basics of knowledge, the most necessary life concepts and skills.

Development of advanced pedagogical methods that correspond to modern requirements, publication of a new generation of educational and methodological literature is an extremely actual task in this sphere.

Another important issue: it is necessary to organize a qualitative medical service in preschool education institutions, to establish a healthy food system that fully complies with sanitary and hygienic norms and rules.

At the meeting, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Preschool Education, the Ministry of Public Education, the Ministry of Finance, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the khokimiyats of the regions and the city of Tashkent and other relevant departments were given instructions on each issue with specific deadlines.

The need of providing the Ministry of Preschool Education of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Tashkent city, regional departments of preschool education and district (city) departments of preschool education with buildings and highly qualified personnel, was noted.

Attention was paid to issues of improvement of curricula and programs on improvement of qualifications of personnel in the system of preschool education on the basis of advanced foreign experience, allocation of quotas for 2018-2023 in “Preschool education” area for special correspondence departments of universities.

Instructions were given on introduction of interactive public services of an electronic program for admission and enrollment of children to state preschool education institutions in a Single portal. The state of provision of state preschool education institutions with modern information and communication technologies and connection to the Internet will be studied from a critical point of view, and a program of measures on phased provision with modern computers and connection to the Internet will be developed.

The need of allocating doctors to preschool education institutions, improving the qualification of nurses, providing medicines for first aid, sanitary hygienic means, organizing the diet of children at the level of established standards, was emphasized.

Attention was also paid to the issue of revision and re-approval of standards for the publication of educational-methodical and didactic literature for preschool education institutions.

In short, we must create a modern system in the sphere of preschool education in all respects, said the Head of our state. In the next 3-4 years, we must achieve full coverage of all 5-6-year-old children of our country by the system of preschool education. This is the issue that determines our future, and we will definitely implement it.

Actual tasks facing the sphere were outlined at the meeting.

(Source: UzA)

international conference “Islamic solidarity: on the example of Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan”

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan met with participants of the international conference on “Islamic solidarity: on the example of Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan”

On October 19, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the delegation of participants of the international conference on “Islamic solidarity: on the example of Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan” led by the Chairman of the Muslims Board of the Caucasus Sheikh ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade.

The Head of our state, warmly welcoming the guests, especially noted that the organization of the conference and participation of representative delegations of foreign countries in its work are another evidence of the expanding international cooperation aimed at strengthening interethnic harmony and religious tolerance in society, developing interfaith dialogue.

It was emphasized that these joint efforts are called upon to promote the true values and truly humanistic goals of holy Islam in the world, to effectively counter modern challenges and threats, such as international terrorism and extremism.

“Enlightenment against ignorance” – providing universal access to education, eliminating illiteracy and ignorance – these principled approaches of Uzbekistan have been repeatedly noted at authoritative international forums.

The President of Uzbekistan, at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, forwarded the initiative on adoption of a special resolution on “Enlightenment and religious tolerance”.

It should be noted that today targeted practical work is being conducted in this direction, in our country, international cooperation is expanding.

In particular, Imam Bukhari International Research Center in Samarkand and Center for Islamic Civilization in Tashkent are being established in order to study the great heritage of our ancestors and transfer priceless knowledge to future generations.

At the meeting it was emphasized that modern global process, increasing challenges and risks of security and stability stipulate the need for joint efforts, development of interfaith cooperation and dialogue. Issues of further strengthening of interethnic harmony and religious tolerance, development of education and moral upbringing of youth were discussed.

Chairman of the Muslims Board of the Caucasus Allahshukur Pashazade expressed deep gratitude to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the warm welcome and conveyed sincere greetings and best wishes on behalf of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.

The guests of the meeting highly appreciated the ongoing activity in our country on ensuring tolerance and mutual respect, religious freedom, protection of the rights of believers.

Participants of the international conference assured their readiness to continue active dialogue and full-scale cooperation with the Republic of Uzbekistan in order to ensure peace, harmony, stability and prosperity.

(Source: UzA)

International cooperation

Meetings of the delegation of Uzbekistan in Washington

A delegation of Uzbekistan led by the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations, Foreign Economic Relations, Foreign Investments and Tourism of the Senate Oliy Majlis Alisher Kurmanov held meetings at the National Security Council and the US State Department in Washington on 18 October.

According to the press service of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry, the parties discussed prospects for cooperation between Uzbekistan and the United States in the political, economic, humanitarian spheres and in the field of regional security.

The US side said that the US high-level delegation will attend the International Conference on Security and Sustainable Development in Central Asia under the auspices of the UN in Samarkand.

The US officials welcomed ongoing reforms in Uzbekistan in the political and socio-economic spheres.

The American side supported Uzbekistan’s efforts to achieve the goals and objectives of the country’s Development Strategy.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

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