UzA, Madina Umarova, 23 January 2013, 15:57
The delegation came to our country headed by the Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Lamberto Zannier held talks at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
During the meeting, the sides discussed the current state and prospects of cooperation between Uzbekistan and the OSCE, regional problems, issues of fighting against transnational threats and other questions of mutual interest. It was noted that Uzbekistan’s own model of development, based on incremental reforms, ensured the creation of a solid foundation for the consistent development of the economy and has allowed to effectively resist the negative consequences of the global financial and economic crisis and to achieve sustainable high rates of economic and social development among the few states of the world.
The consistent implementation of the Concept of further deepening democratic reforms and forming of civil society in the country is giving its significant results.
In the course of the meeting, the parties noted that they place a high priority on cooperation in the framework of the annual projects, jointly implemented with the aim of further strengthening the capacities of organizations of Uzbekistan in various spheres.
OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier met with the human rights Commissioner (Ombudsman) of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan S.Rashidova, Director of the National center of the Republic of Uzbekistan for human rights A.Saidov.
During the negotiations, it was noted that large-scale reforms conducted under the direction of President Islam Karimov in the construction of legal democratic state and strong civil society, the protection of citizen’s rights and freedoms are yielding their high results. It was also emphasized that the great efforts taken to reform and further liberalization of the judicial-legal system, have created the strong system for ensuring human rights and freedoms, as well as the legal basis for reliable protection of rights and freedoms by the Ombudsman.
More than a hundred main international legal documents on human rights were translated into the official language and published in large quantities together with such international organizations like the OSCE, UNDP, UNESCO and UNICEF. More than twenty legal newspapers and journals on legal protection are being published. Media workers are also paying great attention to the protection of the rights, freedoms and legal interests of human.
During the talks, the sides exchanged views on issues of cooperation between Uzbekistan and the OSCE in the field of law and protection of human rights.
Lamberto Zannier took part in the opening of the sewing shop in Qibray district of Tashkent region, created under a joint project of the Council of the Federation of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan and the OSCE.
On this day, the OSCE delegation held talks at a number of other agencies and organizations in our country.