On December 21, Uzbekistan went to elections for the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, as well as regional, district and city Kengashes (Councils) of people’s representatives.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov came to polling station 644 to cast his ballot to the lower house of the national parliament and the Tashkent City Kengash of People’s Deputies.
An electoral system guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan has been shaped in our nation during the independence years. The system is being perfected in a steadfast manner.
A bicameral parliament has been functioning in Uzbekistan since 2005. Corresponding amendments and addenda were introduced in 2003 and 2008 to the Constitution, laws on Guarantees of Electoral Rights of Citizens, on Elections to the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, on Elections to Regional, District and City Kengashes of People’s Deputies, and on Elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
On Monday at the Oqsaroy, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received George Krol, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America, who has been completing his diplomatic mission in our country.
The head of our state underlined the positive dynamics of the Uzbek-American relations in all spheres the two nations share interest. Islam Karimov said he appreciated George Krol’s personal contribution to the steadfast consolidation of cooperation between Uzbekistan and the United States.
Invited by the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin paid Thursday, December 10, an official visit to Uzbekistan.
Following an official ceremony of welcoming the high-ranking guest at the Kuksaroy country residence, the two leaders held talks in a contracted format.
Islam Karimov said Uzbekistan considers the visit by the President of Russia as a necessary and logical extension of the Uzbek-Russian political dialogue and bilateral meetings at various levels, as a bright manifestation of the willingness of the two sides to undertake steadfast and fruitful efforts for the consolidation and enhancement of the bilateral cooperation.
In his turn, Vladimir Putin pointed out that Uzbekistan, as the biggest country in Central Asia, is one of Russia’s priority partners in the region.
On the invitation of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin arrived in Uzbekistan with an official visit on 10 December.
The high-ranking guest was met by President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Tashkent International Airport decorated with state flags of our two nations.
After a brief conversation, the Russian delegation left for the designated Kuksaroy country residence.
Meetings and talks at the highest level are expected to include discussions of the current state and priority aspects in further development of Uzbek-Russian relations, along with topical issues in regional and international affairs the two countries share interest in.