STATE AND SOCIETY
12 January. President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov attends the opening ceremony of Vatanga Qasamyod (Oath to Motherland) monument in Tashkent, occasioned to the Day of Defenders of the Motherland.
26 January. President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov attends the first session of the Senate of Uzbekistan’s Oliy Majlis in Tashkent.
27 January. The Senate and Legislative Chamber of Uzbekistan’s Oliy Majlis assembles for a joint session in Tashkent. President of the Republic Islam Karimov attends the convention and delivers a speech entitled “Modernization of the country and fostering a robust civil society is our key priority”.
29 January. Uzbekistan’s Cabinet of Ministers assembles to review the socio-economic progress in the nation for the year 2009, and outline policy priorities for 2010. President Islam Karimov attends the session and delivers a report.
23 March. Public festivities occasioned to Narvuz holiday are centered at Alisher Navoi National Park of Uzbekistan, and President Islam Karimov delivered a greeting speech to sincerely congratulate the people of Uzbekistan on the holiday.
9 May. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, under the sounds of military orchestra band, lays wreath to the Mournful Mother monument in Tashkent on the Day of Memory and Honor. The head of state also pays tribute to the thousands of compatriots who perished in World War II.
31 August. President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov visits the capital’s Shahidlar Khotirasi (Memory of the Perished) memorial complex dedicated to the remembrance of compatriots who died for the freedom and independence of Motherland.
The same day President Islam Karimov visits the Mustaqillik (Independence) Square and lays wreath to the Monument of Independence and Humanism, a symbol of our freedom, bright future and noble aspirations.
31 August. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov congratulates the people of Uzbekistan on the 19th anniversary of nation’s independence during holiday festivities held at Alisher Navoi National Park in Tashkent.
12 November. President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov took part in the joint session of Legislative Chamber and Senate of Uzbekistan’s Oliy Majlis, and delivered a speech titled “Concept of enhancing the democratic reforms and forming civil society in the country”.
7 December. At the Oqsaroy, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov hands noble awards of the nation to a group of citizens of the republic for their remarkable contribution to its prosperity, for displaying an exemplary pattern in raising the country’s economic potential, strengthening the peaceful life of people.
7 December. A ceremonial meeting occasioned to the 18th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s Constitution is held at “Uzbekistan” International Forums Palace in Tashkent. President Islam Karimov attends the ceremony and delivers a speech “Steadfast Continuation on Modernization of Country as a Decisive Factor in Our Progress”.