Draft Development Strategy of New Uzbekistan discussed with compatriots abroad
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) - On 10 January 2022, online dialogue with compatriots abroad was organized at the site of the Yuksalish National Movement. The goal is to discuss the draft Development Strategy of New Uzbekistan for 2022-2026.
The discussion provides an opportunity to involve compatriots, including youth, experts, representatives of academia, business, labor migrants, in the reform process in Uzbekistan.
First Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, Director of the National Center for Human Rights Akmal Saidov delivered an opening speech. He focused on the key aspects of the development strategy of New Uzbekistan.
It was noted that within the framework of the Action Strategy in five priority areas of development of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021, about 300 laws were adopted, over 4 thousand decisions of the President, aimed at cardinal reform of all spheres of life of the state and society.
In the direction of reforming the national economy, effective measures have been taken to liberalize foreign trade, tax and financial policies, support entrepreneurship and guarantee the inviolability of private property, organize deep processing of agricultural products and ensure the accelerated development of regions.
Along with this, systematic work was carried out to ensure human rights, enhance accountability and openness of state bodies, enhance the role of civil society institutions, the media, political activity of the population and public associations.
To determine the priority areas of reforms to further improve the welfare of the people, transform economic sectors, unconditionally ensure human rights and interests, form an active civil society based on the principle "From an Action Strategy to a Development Strategy", public discussion of the draft Development Strategy of New Uzbekistan for 2022-2026 continues.
Seven priority areas have been identified, which are united by the general principle “Human interests are above all”. In particular, the creation of a humane state through respect for the honor and dignity of the individual and the further development of a free civil society; development of the national economy, ensuring its growth rates at the level of modern requirements; maintaining a fair social policy, developing human capital.
During the dialogue, aspects of the active involvement of compatriots living abroad in entrepreneurial, investment, scientific, educational and cultural activities on the territory of Uzbekistan, support of compatriots abroad and public associations created by them were discussed.
The importance of studying the problems of compatriots abroad, including simplifying the processes of obtaining consular services, helping citizens who find themselves in difficult life situations abroad, supporting activities aimed at preserving and developing the Uzbek language, culture and traditions, popularizing the rich scientific, cultural and spiritual heritage of Uzbekistan abroad.
The participants expressed their views and proposals on further reform of state and social construction, liberalization of the economy, the judicial system, the social sphere, and the promotion of a pragmatic foreign policy. For example, it was proposed to develop a local investment climate by introducing modern mechanisms for investing private capital in the country’s economy, including through the creation of state-regulated private investment funds, encouraging the transition from shadow accounting to transparent accounting, including scoring small and medium-sized businesses based on their profitability and quality of management.
In addition, it was noted that foreign investors are very sensitive to environmental and social responsibility, the introduction of tax incentives for charity, the principles of corporate social responsibility in business, which will help improve the country’s image as a whole.
The discussion was organized by the Yuksalish National Movement in cooperation with the National Center for Human Rights and the Vatandoshlar Public Foundation.