Delegation of Westminster Foundation for Democracy visits Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( -- A delegation of the Westminster Democracy Fund of Great Britain visits Uzbekistan.

The delegation held a meeting on 12 February at the Senate and Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Chairman of the Senate Committee of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Foreign Relations, Foreign Economic Relations, Foreign Investments and Tourism Alisher Kurmanov received the delegation.

During the conversation, the parties discussed issues related to strengthening parliamentarism and financial control by the parliament.

Director of the Westminster Democracy Fund’s program Devin O’Shaughnessy said that the focus of the fund is on effective implementation of the functions of parliamentary control and the establishment of an exchange of experience between parliaments of foreign countries and the parliament of the United Kingdom.

During the meeting, the guest highly appreciated the reforms carried out by the leadership of Uzbekistan aimed at developing parliamentarism, expanding the role of the media, as well as the active participation of parliament in all processes of society.

Following the meeting, the members of the delegation expressed their readiness to assist in the further development of parliamentarism in Uzbekistan.

The delegation was also received by Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sarvar Otamuratov.

Otamuratov informed about the large-scale reforms being carried out in accordance with the Strategy of Action for the five priority areas of the country’s development.

The priority areas in the sphere of ensuring security, interethnic harmony and religious tolerance, as well as implementing a balanced, mutually beneficial and constructive foreign policy, improving the system for ensuring information security and information protection, timely and adequate counteraction to threats in the information sphere were emphasized.

During the meeting, the activity of the Legislative Chamber, its structure, political parties and the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan, organized committees, commissions and established groups of friendship for cooperation with foreign parliaments, work carried out, planned projects, as well as the activities of the Institute for Legislation and Parliamentary Studies at the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan were discussed.

The sides also discussed other issues related to the further strengthening of ties in the scientific and research field of the Oliy Majlis and the Institute of Problems of Legislation and Parliamentary Studies under the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

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