By: Trends Editorial Team

H.E. Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev President of the Republic of Uzbekistan



On January 28, 2022, in a continuation of the Action Strategy, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev approved the Development Strategy of New Uzbekistan for the period of 2022-2026. The adoption of the new Development Strategy of Uzbekistan for the next fi ve years has truly become a historic event and a logical continuation of the Action Strategy implemented over the past years. The new Development Strategy of Uzbekistan consists of the following seven priority areas, each of which is aimed at developing a specifi c area: – building a humane state by increasing the honor and dignity of a person and further developing a free civil society; – the transformation of the principles of justice and the rule of law into a fundamental and necessary condition for the development of the country; – accelerated development of the national economy and ensuring high growth rates; – implementation of a fair social policy, development of human capital; – ensuring spiritual development and raising this area to a new level; – approach to global problems based on national interests; – strengthening the security and defense potential of the country, maintaining an open, pragmatic and active foreign policy. As part of the fi rst stage of the “Administrative Reform of New Uzbekistan,” the number of independent executive authorities of the Republic was reduced from 61 to 28, including the number of ministries from 25 to 21. In accordance with the decree, the staff of the executive authorities was reduced by a maximum of 30% with the introduction of a “fair wage system.” The funds released as a result of the optimization of staff units under this decree were directed to solving social problems. As part of the Development Strategy of New Uzbekistan for 2022-2026, on April 30, 2023 a referendum was held in Uzbekistan initiated by the president.

Changes to the country’s basic law were supported by 90.21% of those who voted. The overall turnout was 84.54%. 27 articles were added to the new version of the Constitution, their total number increased from 128 to 155, along with the amendments, the main law was updated by 65%. The results of the referendum demonstrate a high degree of support by the Uzbek society for the political course of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and indicate the interest of the Uzbek people in continuing the reforms carried out by the leadership of the republic. Today, Uzbekistan is becoming one of the centers of world politics, and this is widely recognized by the international community. Uzbekistan hosted the summits of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Organization of Turkic States, as well as dozens of high-level international conferences, where important initiatives were put forward. All this also testifi es to the growing international prestige of Uzbekistan.

On December 14, 2022, the UN General Assembly unanimously approved the resolution “On strengthening the role of parliaments in accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals”. The adoption of the resolution was proposed by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev during the 75th session of the UN General Assembly in 2020. As a result of large-scale and effective reforms, in 2022, the gross domestic product of Uzbekistan exceeded $80 billion for the fi rst time. This year alone, $8 billion of foreign direct investment was attracted to the country’s economy, and exports reached $19 billion. The achievements of the Republic over the past period are only the fi rst results on the path of building New Uzbekistan. At the same time, the key goal for the country is to increase GDP per capita by 1.6 times in the next fi ve years, and per capita income to $4,000 by 2030 by ensuring stable high growth rates in all sectors of the economy, which should create prerequisites for Uzbekistan to enter the category of “states with an upper-middle income”. Moreover, one of the main and priority tasks of foreign policy activity is the further expansion of existing ties with partners in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa, incl. with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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