Two Im­por­tant Points

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - WORLD -

The new UN Res­i­dent Co­or­di­na­tor and UNDP Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Uzbek­istan, He­lena Fraser, de­spite the rel­a­tively short pe­riod of her stay in Tashkent, has al­ready been fond of this coun­try.

- The first time I vis­ited Uzbek­istan was 23 years ago, while I was a stu­dent. Back then I got im­pressed by the rich sci­en­tific and cul­tural her­itage of the Uzbek peo­ple.

Speak­ing about the ac­com­plish­ments made over the past 26 years, I would like to high­light two im­por­tant points: the stead­fast growth of the econ­omy and the coun­try’s pros­per­ity, as well as the pro­vi­sion for se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity.

As co­or­di­na­tor of UNDP projects, I have seen the ef­fects of the re­forms un­der­taken dur­ing the years of in­de­pen­dence. Es­pe­cially impressive are the de­vel­op­ment rates of the young state, achieved within the frame­work of the ap­proved five-year Ac­tions Strat­egy. From our point of view, this doc­u­ment is a unique ac­tion plan, which is largely in line with the UN sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment agenda – a uni­ver­sal pro­gram for all its sig­na­to­ries, 193 mem­ber na­tions.

To­day, we wel­come the en­hance­ment of in­ter­ac­tion between the United Na­tions and Uzbek­istan un­der the aus­pices of the global sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment agenda and the govern­ment Ac­tions Strat­egy. In co­op­er­a­tion with na­tional and in­ter­na­tional de­vel­op­ment part­ners, the UN seeks to con­tinue to sup­port the govern­ment in im­ple­ment­ing its am­bi­tious agenda.”

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