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May 16, 2017



The May 9 – the Remembrance and Honors Day.. 1

Address by President Shavkat Mirziyoev at the Reception Dedicated to the May 9 – the Remembrance and Honors Day. 1

Ancestors’ bravery and courage are examples to generations. 3


Uzbekistan establishes Institute of business Ombudsman. 5

International cooperation.. 5

Abdulaziz Kamilov receives delegation of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. 5

Ecology.. 5

President approves measures on rational use of groundwater reserves. 5

Tourism… 6

Programme for Khiva and Khorezm tourism development approved. 6









The May 9 – the Remembrance and Honors Day

Address by President Shavkat Mirziyoev at the Reception Dedicated to the May 9 – the Remembrance and Honors Day

Assalamu-alaykum, dear compatriots!

Esteemed veterans!

Dear guests!

First of all, I congratulate all of you from the bottom of my heart on the May 9 – the Remembrance and Honors Day, the 72nd anniversary of the great Victory gained in the World War II.

I express my deep respect and esteem, as well as the kind wishes to you – my dear compatriots and in your person – our entire nation.

All of us are well aware that on the initiative of our First President, dear Islam Abdughanievich Karimov the date of May 9 has turned into a good tradition of broadly celebrating in our country as the Remembrance and Honors Day.

In this great holiday all of us, above all, bow low before the sacred memory of thousands of our fellow countrymen, who fell in the battlefields, and pay homage to their bright spirits.

Along with this, we bow low to our esteemed veterans, who showed courage and heroism on the battlefields, labored diligently on the home front and are now safe and sound among us. We are immensely grateful to them for our peaceful and tranquil life, as well as clear and blue skies.

There is no doubt that this horrible war brought the unprecedented disaster and losses to our people as to many other nations.

At the World War II hundreds of our compatriots gained the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, and thousands of our fathers and forefathers were decorated with war orders and medals.

Our people selflessly labored on the home front and delivered in huge numbers the military hardware, weapons and ammunitions, medicaments, clothes and food products to the battlefields.

The humaneness and magnanimity of our nation were clearly demonstrated in those very difficult and burdensome years. Our people sheltered nearly 1 million children, women and elderly of various nationalities evacuated from the war-torn western areas of the country, and shared with them their piece of bread.

It won’t be a mistake to say that the round-the-clock diligent labor of the elderly, women and teenagers at the plants moved to Uzbekistan serves as an example of true selflessness and heroism.

Such examples vividly show how the Great victory was costly to us and how hugely our people contributed to rescue the world from the evil of fascism.

Certainly, it would be never enough to bow low and say praises to our people who with honor and commendably went through such merciless and troublesome trials of history.

Our nation will never forget the great services of yours – our dear veterans – during the tough post-war recovery years. Your bravery, steadfastness and heroic labor will forever remain as an example to follow for the current and forthcoming generations.

Dear friends!

These days our people are visiting the Remembrance Squares established in our country in every region and district and lay flowers to the monument of Mourning Mother. They are paying a due respect to the memories of their kin, fathers and forefathers who fell in the war. They are also visiting our esteemed elderly, the veterans of war and labor, who are amongst us in these bright days, and seeking their blessings.

On the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the Great victory, many events, commemoration meetings and gatherings with participants of war are being held in our capital city, every towns and villages.

Along with this, all of us well understand that we are always indebted to such esteemed people as you are, who brought up, nurtured and stood for all of us as a buttress in the lifelong paths. Therefore, henceforth it will be constantly in the focus of our attention to further solidify the care and support of our respected elderly, socially protect them, and in particular, to raise pensions, improve medical and social services, and strengthen the state support for the lone elderly and disabled.

This issue should be the first and foremost task for each and every person irrespective of his post, and especially, in the activity of senior officials. This issue should turn not only into their tasks but also their human duty.

Dear friends, let us never forget that our esteemed fathers and kind mothers are our treasure and wealth. We shall be never in loss both in this world and the hereafter if we constantly honor them and do our best to extend their lives in the brevity of human life.

If I am asked the question: which family lives the happiest life in the world? Without any hesitation, I would respond that the one in which the elderly stand as a pillar and enjoy respect and esteem.

Dear veterans!

Distinguished guests!

I am glad to see you today, cordially congratulate you and in your person the entire people of Uzbekistan on the landmark date – the Remembrance and Honors Day, the 72nd anniversary of the Victory over fascism in the World War II, and express my sincere respect and the kindest wishes to you.

In this day, above all, we pay a due respect to the memory of those, who didn’t return from the war, and will always remember their glorious names, be proud of their truly great feat in the name of peace on Earth.

Today we are addressing the words of enormous gratitude to you, our esteemed veterans, who showed the real courage, bravery and heroism on the battlefields of the past war and those, who accelerated the victory on the home front with their selfless and diligent labor.

We bow low to you on behalf of our entire nation for today’s peaceful and tranquil life, clear and blue sky over the Motherland, careless childhood of our children and grandchildren.

Each and every family in Uzbekistan remembers what a dear cost was paid for the victory over fascism and what a big contribution was made to it by our nation. The hundreds people from Uzbekistan were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union and thousands were decorated with war orders and medals.

We proudly recall those who during the years of war worked day and night on the home front denying themselves almost everything and supplied the military hardware and ammunition, war outfit, medicaments and food to the front.

The nobility, generosity and humanism of our people brightly manifested in the way that Uzbekistan accommodated nearly 1 million people evacuated from the battle areas. Above all, they were children, women and elderly who were given a shelter and were shared the last piece of bread with, were warmed with our people’s hearts, kindness and generosity of their souls.

Those severe years of war have once again confirmed how enormous are the spiritual strength of our people, their courage and perseverance in overcoming the harshest trials. Today we must bring up the younger generation of the country based on these very examples of display of best human qualities peculiar to our people in the spirit of respect to national and universal human values.

Dear veterans!

As you are well aware, on the initiative of the First President of Uzbekistan Islam Abdughanievich Karimov it became a good tradition in our country to mark the May 9 as the Remembrance and Honors Day.

The events dedicated to this remarkable date are being held these days not only in the capital city, but in all regions and districts. The people pay homage to those compatriots, who died in the World War II, lay flowers to the monuments on the Remembrance Squares. All of us render profound respect and attention to the veterans of war and labor living nearby and people of the elder generation, who ensured today’s well-being and prosperity of Homeland.

Along with this, our dear veterans, all of us irrespective of the past years or decades will always feel ourselves indebted to you. Therefore, we are doing our best to surround you with more care and make your life more meaningful.

Among such measures taken by us are, in particular, to raise pensions, improve social benefits, medical care, quality of life of our veterans and the people of elder generation as a whole. The assistance extended by the state to the lone elderly, disabled persons and all in need of special care was strengthened.

I want to assure you that in the future this crucial issue will remain in the focus of attention of our state and society. It is not only our official duty, but a supreme human obligation, as well.

Once again from the bottom of my heart I congratulate you on today’s holiday. I wish all of you a sound health, long life and family prosperity.

Dear participants of the meeting!

During this sacred holiday our entire nation sincerely wishes that such a disastrous war never returns. Our people are grateful for today’s peaceful, tranquil and prosperous life.

In modern complex and threatening time, when various confrontations are escalating and the danger of terrorism and extremism is aggravating in the world, the value and significance of priceless blessing named peace are ever increasing.

We must always live vigilantly and keep alert deeply realizing the essence of the appeal “The Uzbek people need peace and tranquility” and never forget that each and every one of us bears responsibility for peace.

I believe you well understand that all laws and resolutions, plans and programs adopted by us – whether they are in the sphere of renewal and modernization of the country, deepening of economic reforms, improvement of the system of state power and governance, law enforcement, healthcare, education or increasing the combat capabilities of our Armed Forces – all of them are aimed at such noble goals.

In this remarkable day, on behalf of our nation and myself,

I express a sincere gratitude to our brave and courageous soldiers, officers and generals who commendably continue the glorious traditions of our ancestors, selflessly and diligently serve along the path of defending the Motherland.

Taking this opportunity, I express my profound respect and esteem to the members of the diplomatic corps and all our foreign guests who have joined us today. I wish peace, tranquility and prosperity to their countries and nations.

Dear and esteemed compatriots!

I once again congratulate all of you on the May 9 – the Remembrance and Honors Day. I wish all of you a sound health, happiness and well-being, plenty and abundance to your homes.

Let our country be peaceful, our skies clear and our nation prosperous!

Thank you for your attention.

Ancestors’ bravery and courage are examples to generations

In this country, 9 May – Day of Remembrance and Honour is being widely celebrated as a national holiday.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s decree dated 4 April 2017 “On awards for participants in World War Two” and resolution “On measures to prepare for Day of Remembrance and Honour and to celebrate this holiday” are directed towards such noble purposes as providing attention to surviving war veterans and honouring the memory of compatriots who had fallen for the country’s freedom and peace.

As part of the implementation of these documents, letters of congratulations, monetary prizes of 2 million soms each and certificates giving preferential purchase rights for modern automobiles have been provided to participants in World War Two, and houses have also been provided for those in need of housing.

Enlightenment and entertainment events and meetings for defenders of the Motherland’s freedom have been conducted by the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Uzbekistan, the Women’s Committee, the Kamolot public youth movement, the Art Academy, the republic’s morality propagation centre, the Nuroniy (veteran) foundation and the Mahalla (neighbourhood) public charity foundation.

On 9 May, there were more people than ever in the capital city’s Remembrance square. Senators, deputies, government members and military servicemen visited this square.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in the square at 0930.

The Head of State laid a wreath at the Mourning Mother monument as a military orchestra played music.

The President honoured the memory of compatriots who had fallen in World War Two.

At the Morning Mother monument lots of flowers were put by representatives of various ministries and departments and public organizations.

An event devoted to Day of Remembrance and Honour and the 72nd anniversary of the victory in World War Two took place in the garden of the Academician M.Mirzayev scientific research institute of horticulture, viniculture and winemaking in Zangiota District of Tashkent Region.

Invited to the event were 500 war and labour veterans from the Republic of Qoraqalpoghiston and the regions.

The garden was decorated for the holiday. There were slogans such as “9 May – Day of Remembrance and Honour”, “Congratulations on Victory Day”, “May there always be peace in our country and clear skies above” and “The Motherland does not forget its heroes”.

In the garden, a 1941-1945 war battle scene was reenacted with trenches and shelters and military hardware and weapons of that period.

Music was played by the singing and dancing ensemble of the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan.

People at the festive event gave a round of applause to welcome President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, speaking from a podium, congratulated those gathered there and the entire nation on 9 May – Day of Remembrance and Honour and the 72nd anniversary of the victory in World War Two.

Ancestors’ bravery and courage are examples to generations

On the eve of that war, there were 6.5 million people in Uzbekistan. Of them 1.5 million people had participated in the war, and more than 500,000 of them had fallen in battle fields, and so many others were injured in the war. A large number went missing in action. And so this victory cost Uzbekistan’s people dearly.

Uzbek people really displayed courage and bravery in the years of the war. Nearly one million people were evacuated to Uzbekistan. More than 200,000 of them were children. Hundreds of Uzbek families adopted those children. The family of Shomahmudovs of Tashkent adopted 14 children, the family of Samadovs of Kattaqorghon adopted 12, the families of Jorayevs and Ashurkhojayevs adopted eight each. There were many more such examples.

“When I was 20 years of age I went to war and served at the second Belarusian front. Now I am 97 years old. I pray to God that there will always be love and unity in our country. May there always be peace in our country, and may our people enjoy wellbeing,” says Marat Yomghurov of Khorazm.

Hundreds of people from Uzbekistan had been awarded high titles and medals for bravery and courage in achieving the victory in the war of the years 1941-1945. Thousands of Uzbeks had fallen in that war. Their heroism makes current generations proud.

The holiday programme contained poems and songs by late poets and artistes. Excerpts were read out from a poem entitled “Take up arms” by famous poet Hamid Olimjon, a poem entitled “You are not alone” by Ghofur Ghulom and a poem entitled “Woman” by Abdulla Oripov.

Episodes were shown about a great deal of work that was carried out in the years of independence to honour World War Two and labour front veterans and to provide material and moral support for them.

“We are a happy generation as we live in such a peaceful and calm country,” says Liliya Usmanova, a teacher of the Chirchiq military tank command engineering higher school.

(Source: UzA)


Uzbekistan establishes Institute of business Ombudsman

Given the fact that the effectiveness of reforms is inextricably linked with the introduction of new effective mechanisms of protection of rights and legitimate interests of businesses, creating a more favorable business environment in our country, the President of the Republic adopted a Decree “On the establishment of Institute of Ombudsman under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on protection of rights and legitimate interests of entrepreneurs”.

The Institute will promote new mechanisms for effective dialogue between business entities and state bodies, contribute to creating additional guarantees of state protection of rights and legitimate interests of businesses.


International cooperation

Abdulaziz Kamilov receives delegation of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov received a delegation of Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) led by its President Christine Muttonen on 8 May.

According to the press service of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry, the sides discussed perspectives of developing of cooperation between Uzbekistan and the OSCE.

Abdulaziz Kamilov noted that Uzbekistan regards the visit of the delegation of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly as evidence of great interest in our country and the ongoing reforms.

The sides exchanged views on cooperation in the field of protection of human rights, freedoms and interests in the context of the implementation of the Strategy of Action, adopted on 7 February, on the five priority development directions of Uzbekistan.

The sides also considered actual issues of international and regional policy.

(Source: Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan)


President approves measures on rational use of groundwater reserves

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyeb signed a resolution “On measures on ordering control and accounting rational use of groundwater reserves for 2017-2021”.

The resolution was adopted to establish proper control and accounting for the rational use of groundwater, further increasing their reserves, protecting against depletion and pollution, creating an effective monitoring system, and providing the republic’s population with quality drinking water.

President of Uzbekistan approved a program of measures to streamline control and accounting for the rational use of groundwater resources for 2017-2021.

The document envisages implementation of a set of measures on ordering monitoring and accounting for the rational use of groundwater resources.

The programme includes target parameters for increasing the approved reserves of fresh groundwater and the parameters for expanding the network of observation stations for groundwater monitoring.

Within the framework of the programme, measures will be implemented to strengthen the material and technical base of hydrogeological enterprises of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Geology and Mineral Resources.

The document established that the number of observation wells will be increased from 1,495 in 2018 to 2,650 in 2022.

Also, until 2021, it is planned to purchase 17 new drilling rigs and repair 27 drilling rigs, construct 715 new and repair 615 existing drainage wells, construct 1,369 new and repair 573 observation drainage wells and construct 279.9 km of new and repair 739 km of existing drainage collectors.



Programme for Khiva and Khorezm tourism development approved

President Shavkat Mirziyoev signed a Resolution “On Programme of integrated development of the tourism potential of Khiva and the Khorezm region for 2017-2021”.

This document was adopted in order to further develop and improve the efficiency of tourist potential of the city of Khiva and the Khorezm region, provide the best possible conditions for tourists, the accelerated development of modern tourist infrastructure of the region and improving the quality of tourism, hotel and transport services, revitalization of domestic tourism, a dramatic improvement in the training of personnel for tourism industry, as well as creating new jobs and promoting the growth of income.



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