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Celebration of the Constitution Day of Uzbekistan in London

On 9 December 2013 during the annual meeting of the British-Uzbek Society (BUS) the 21st anniversary of Constitution Day of the Republic of Uzbekistan was celebrated. Representatives of the Parliament, Government, public, expert, cultural and sport circles of Britain attended the event. 
In his greeting speech the Ambassador of Uzbekistan Otabek Akbarov emphasized that the Constitution laid the foundation for establishing a new independent democratic state with the socially oriented market economy, as well as creation of civil society, where interests, human rights and freedoms have the major importance.
It was stressed that «The Uzbek model of development» had been elaborated and implemented on the basis of Constitution`s provisions which has entirely proved itself. It was indicated that by the proposal of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, the year 2014 was announced as «The Year of Healthy Child» in Uzbekistan. Special Governmental program is expected to be adopted for implementing the tasks in mentioned sphere.
The attendees were also informed about the main outcomes of the recent official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov to Britain and the 20th session of the Uzbek-British Trade and Industry Council in London on 19-22 November 2013. The role of the Society in promoting the objective information about Uzbekistan, as well as expanding cultural and humanitarian cooperation between two peoples was highlighted.
The Chairman of the Society Dr. Hartley Booth OBE spoke from the British side congratulating the Uzbek people on the occasion of the Constitution Day and wishing further progress on the way of democratic and economic reforms. He noted that the basic law of Uzbekistan occupies a worthy place among the most advanced constitutions in the world in terms of commitment to the ideas of democracy and the international law norms.    
Dr Booth emphasized that during the recent years the ties of friendship  between United Kingdom and Uzbekistan raised to a new level, which allows to significantly enlarge the scale of cooperation. So, the cultural-humanitarian and trade-economic relations have been filled with real projects from year to year.
He expressed an intention to promote further strengthening of the Society`s activity by conducting cultural and educational events with the Uzbek partners. It is planned that the delegation of the Society will visit Uzbekistan in spring 2014 to hold an event jointly with Uzbekistan-Britain Friendship Society in Tashkent, meetings with relevant organizations, and to familiarize with historical sights.
The participants perceived with great interest the speech by the President of Uzbekistan dedicated to 21st anniversary of adopting Constitution of Uzbekistan and the November`s issue of the British magazine «Diplomat», where a section «Uzbekistan – Crossroads of New Asia» was published.
 

Ambassador Otabek Akbarov greets the guests 

 

Dr Hartley Booth OBE delivers the speech

 

The attendees of meeting

 

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