Shavkat Mirziy­oyev in the World List of Out­stand­ing Per­son­al­i­ties

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One of the lead­ing think tanks in Spain – the Barcelona Cen­ter for In­ter­na­tional Af­fairs (CIDOB) – has com­piled a list of out­stand­ing peo­ple and events with an im­pact on in­ter­na­tional de­vel­op­ments in 2017.

The rat­ing has in­cor­po­rated 40 persons and events. Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Uzbek­istan Shavkat Mirziy­oyev has for the sec­ond time been in­cluded in the cat­a­logue.

Ac­cord­ing to the drafters, the Uzbek leader was dis­tin­guished by the fact that with the elec­tion to the post of the Pres­i­dent of the na­tion he gen­er­ated a qual­i­ta­tively new at­mos­phere and op­ti­mism, ex­pected by the few.

To­day, the Span­ish an­a­lysts ar­gue, Uzbek­istan is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a ‘ spe­cial spring’ un­der the lead­er­ship of Pres­i­dent Shavkat Mirziy­oyev, who dur­ing the first year of his ac­tiv­ity, de­fy­ing all fore­casts, ini­ti­ated a process of open­ing up the coun­try that the lo­cals have met with ap­proval. Dozens of po­lit­i­cal pris­on­ers have been re­leased, about three thou­sand peo­ple have been par­doned, thou­sands have been lifted from the so- called ‘ black list’ of the spe­cial ser­vices, and the press be­gan rais­ing pre­vi­ously for­bid­den top­ics, the re­port as­serts.

All these strides, cou­pled with diplo­matic ini­tia­tives to im­prove re­la­tions with neigh­bor­ing na­tions, de­liv­ered a new at­mos­phere in Uzbek­istan, awak­en­ing op­ti­mism, the ex­perts point out, bоth in­side and out­side the coun­try, which many had not even an­tic­i­pated.

Worth re­mind­ing that Pres­i­dent Shavkat Mirziy­oyev was in­cluded in the CIDOB rank­ing fol­low­ing the out­comes of the year 2016. Even then it was noted that with him one can ex­pect new trends in Uzbek­istan’s for­eign pol­icy.

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