Chinese Experts: Tashkent May Become the Region’s Political and Economic Capital
Specialists of the Shanghai University of International Studies have been closely monitoring the developments in Uzbekistan and they share their observations on the university’s website.
This time the portal has posted an article, whose author focused on the initiatives of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev voiced from the rostrum of the UN General Assembly. Undoubtedly, attention was directed to the proposal of the Uzbek leader to gradually reform the UN Security Council by expanding its membership in accordance with the realities of the rapidly changing world.
Chinese observers did not ignore the initiative of the Uzbek leader to settle the situation in Afghanistan. Expressing solidarity with the belief of Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the need to solve the Afghan problem through direct dialogue, without preconditions, between the central government and the main domestic political forces, the authors of the article are positive about the practical assistance of Tashkent in rebuilding the neighboring state. The assurances of the President of Uzbekistan in continuing assistance to Afghanistan the specialists of the university consider “very important for establishing peace and stability on the long-suffering Afghan land”.
Expounding on the theses of the head of the Uzbek state on internal reforms in the republic, the experts of the SUIS note that the world community welcomes the “new face of the country”. And in this connection, there come the comments on the liberalization of the currency market in Uzbekistan. The author of the article cited the opinion of prominent economists: “Experts unanimously declare that that was a bold decision. The transition to free exchange of foreign currency in the republic has become a historic event not only for the country, but for the whole region. This will radically change the entire economic structure of Central Asia, and Tashkent can become the political and economic capital of the region.”