Vladimir Norov meets with the UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Vladimir Norov met in New York with the United Nations High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Miguel Angel Moratinos.
The Alliance of Civilizations is an international organization founded in 2005 with the aim of strengthening mutual understanding and cooperation between countries and peoples of different cultures and religions, as well as helping to combat the forces that exacerbate the polarization of society and incite extremist sentiments.
Vladimir Norov noted that Uzbekistan attaches great importance to the activities of the Alliance of Civilizations and cooperation with this organization, supports its goals and objectives.
Angel Moratinos is aware of the large-scale reforms being carried out in our country in all spheres of life. In particular, it was noted that one of the priorities of the state policy of New Uzbekistan was the development of a culture of tolerance and humanism, the strengthening of interethnic and civil understanding and harmony, the education of the younger generation on this basis, in the spirit of love and devotion to the Motherland.
Angel Moratinos highly appreciated the fact that today representatives of more than 130 nations and nationalities live on Uzbek soil in an atmosphere of peace and harmony, 137 national cultural centers and religious organizations of 16 confessions operate. The equality of all citizens of Uzbekistan, regardless of their nationality, language and religion, is enshrined at the constitutional level. Favorable conditions are being created for the preservation and comprehensive development of their ethnic culture, traditions and customs, and the performance of religious rites.
Clear evidence of the full support of the international community for the policy of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the field of encouraging and strengthening interreligious dialogue in Uzbekistan was the unanimous approval in 2018 of a special resolution of the UN General Assembly "Enlightenment and Religious Tolerance".