Chairperson of the Senate meets with the British Ambassador for Human Rights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) - On 21 January 2021, Chairperson of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis Tanzila Narbaeva met with Ambassador for Human Rights Rita French.
The online meeting was attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Republic of Uzbekistan Timothy Thorlow.
The parties discussed the priorities in the implementation of legislation in the field of human rights, potential areas of cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries.
It was noted that the country is carrying out systematic work to strengthen the legislative and institutional framework related to the protection of human rights, the implementation of international standards for this in national legislation and the implementation of relevant international obligations, as well as enhancing cooperation with international organizations on the protection of human rights. ...
Ambassador R. French highly appreciated the measures taken in this area, welcoming the approval of the National Strategy of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Human Rights.
The work on combating corruption, ensuring gender equality, eliminating forced and child labor, and updating legislation was also positively noted.
Congratulating Uzbekistan on its election to the UN Human Rights Council, R. French expressed the readiness of the British side to cooperate in realizing the goals and objectives of the HRC.
R. French noted that the achievements of Uzbekistan in this area in a short period of time deserve a high assessment. The results achieved in areas such as gender equality and the elimination of forced labor are prime examples of this. The achievements in ensuring freedom of speech and press were also highlighted.
Emphasizing the fact that the ongoing reforms and measures taken in this area are recognized by the world community, British Ambassador for Human Rights R. French expressed the hope that Uzbekistan will continue further steps in this direction and will be an example for other countries, share its experience. Thorlow noted close cooperation with the parliament of Uzbekistan on human rights and gender equality, as well as the protection of women's rights, said the UK is Uzbekistan's priority partner in Central Asia.
The sides exchanged views and expressed their readiness to strengthen contacts for further interaction in the field of human rights.