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15 August 2012 / 12:50

The Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a regular meeting. After approval of the agenda proposed by the Kengash of the Legislative Chamber, deputies reviewed the draft law "On approval of the Concept of foreign policy of the Republic of Uzbekistan". 

The concept was developed under the leadership of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov and submitted to the Parliament in order of legislative initiative of the Head of the state. 

The paper assesses the transformation of modern system of international relations in the context of interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It identifies the main purpose, principles, objectives and priorities of foreign policy. The process of formation and mechanisms of implementation of Uzbekistan's foreign policy is revealed. 

Provisions of the Concept are based on the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Law "On international treaties of the Republic of Uzbekistan" and other normative-legal acts of the state, as well as the Concept of further deepening democratic reforms and establishing civil society in the country and meet generally accepted standards and principles of international law, including the UN Charter, the Universal declaration of human rights, the Declaration on principles of international law and the Helsinki Final act of the Conference on security and cooperation in Europe. 

Taking into account the situation in the world and the region, and in accordance with the principled stand of the Republic of Uzbekistan on actual issues of international and regional development, following key provisions are formulated in the Concept: 

The Republic of Uzbekistan reserves the right to make alliances, to enter the community and other inter-state formations, as well as withdraw from them, guided by the best interests of the state, nation, its prosperity and security, priority directions of modernization of the country, applicable national legislation and accepted international obligations; 

Uzbekistan   holds a peaceful policy and not involved in military-political blocs, reserves the right to withdraw from any of interstate formation in case of its transformation into a military-political bloc; 

The Republic of Uzbekistan takes political, economic and other measures to prevent its involvement in armed conflicts and tensions in neighboring states, and does not allow on its territory the placement of foreign military bases and facilities; 

In accordance with the Constitution, the law "On Defense", Military doctrine, the Armed Forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan are created solely for the protection of state sovereignty and territorial integrity, peace and security of its population and do not take part in peacekeeping operations abroad. 

The draft law is widely and thoroughly discussed at meetings of committees and factions of political parties and the deputy group of the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis. 

After extensive discussion, the Legislative Chamber adopted the law "On approval of the Concept of foreign policy of the Republic of Uzbekistan", which will be sent to the Senate of the Oliy Majlis for further consideration.

The Information Service of the Legislative Chamber

of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan