Two Important Points
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.”