April 22, 2015
LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER OF OLIY MAJLIS OF REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN... “Bloc of democratic forces” discussed the program of practical actions
A meeting of the “Block of democratic forces” in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan dedicated to discussion of tasks arising from the speech of Islam Karimov at the ceremony of inauguration of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the joint session of the Oliy Majlis was held.

According to the participants of the meeting, at this ceremony, which will leave an indelible mark in the history of independent development of our country, the head of our country gave an objective and truthful evaluation to large-scale creative work carried out in achieving considerable success, high goals on the way of political, economic, social, spiritual and educational development of our homeland on the basis of five well-known principles, recognized worldwide as the “Uzbek model” of development. It was also noted that in the context of the ongoing global financial and economic crisis that is becoming more stringent competition and confrontation and growing challenges and threats, such as radicalism, terrorism and extremism, further cohesion is needed and we should not stop at achieving progress, not indulge carelessness and euphoria, but even more should mobilize our forces and capabilities for finding ways to ensure a worthy place of our country among the developed democracies, raising processes of modernization and democratization to a new level, building a prosperous and happy life.

At the meeting it was emphasized that for timely and successful resolution of these tasks, accelerating democratic reforms cardinally changing our lives, improving their efficiency requires even greater mobilization of our efforts, in this regard introduction of appropriate amendments and additions to the Program of practical actions of the “Bloc of democratic forces” in 2015 was suggested.

In this case, particular attention was paid first of all to issues directly related to the legislative activity of parliament. The need to ensure compliance of legislation in social, political, economic and humanitarian spheres, needs of development and further accelerating reforms was noted. It was emphasized that the order of the day is to initiate a number of draft laws aimed at deepening market reforms and liberalization of the economy, strengthening the rights and protection of private property, elimination of obstacles and barriers to entrepreneurship, as well as discussion and further development of considered documents in Parliament with direct participation of voters, specialists of the sphere, representatives of civil society institutions by the Democratic bloc.

In particular, it was planned to organize training and improvement of a number of draft laws such as “On introducing amendments and addenda to certain legislative acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan in connection with ensuring freedom of economic activity, private ownership and private entrepreneurship”, “On introducing amendments and addenda to the Law of the Republic Uzbekistan “On Accounting”, “On introducing amendments and addenda to the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On farming”, “On parliamentary control”, “On public control in the Republic of Uzbekistan”, “On economic foundations of the mass media activities” and others.

Participants of the event noted that the provision in the last 10 years of steady rates of GDP growth, attraction of foreign investments into the country are the process taking place not by themselves, that the basis of this success embodies the practical results of successive reforms carried out under the leadership of Islam Karimov. It was emphasized that issues of structural changes in the economy, diversification of industry, continuation of technical and technological modernization of production, elimination of all barriers and constraints to the development of private property and private entrepreneurship outlined in the speech of our President are an important task in ensuring competitiveness of our economy and country.

The Democratic Bloc scheduled the hearing of information of the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the status and prospects of localization of production of modern building materials, as well as the information of the chairman of the State Committee on de-monopolization and competition development of the Republic of Uzbekistan – on the state of compliance with the requirements of the Law “On protection of private property and guarantees of the rights of owners”.

It was also emphasized that current demand of time is the consistent continuation of system measures on establishment of effective parliamentary, deputy and public control over the activities of ensuring favorable business environment for small and family business, private entrepreneurship, increasing investment attractiveness of the regions.

At the same time it is envisaged to develop and implement programs aimed at promoting attraction of investment in the economy of the country. It is proposed to organize hearing of information of representatives of the executive authority of Tashkent, Djizzakh, Syrdarya and Navoi regions, as well as Tashkent city on the state of affairs, conducted in 2015-2016 on production of competitive products attracting foreign investment. Proposals on development of legislation of the sphere, in particular, improvement of legislation on international arbitration will be developed.

Deputies noted the need of raising awareness among population, especially the electorate of the party and youth of the essence and meaning of the speech of Islam Karimov at the inauguration ceremony of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the joint session of the Oliy Majlis chambers. However, it is assumed to implement a number of projects, conduct conferences, seminars and “round tables”. For, as noted the head of our state, the basis of our success embodies deepening of political consciousness and culture, ideology of our courageous and brave people that has seen a lot in their lifetime and most importantly – commitment and enthusiasm of our independently and a new thinking younger generation that enters into life today as a decisive force, mastered modern knowledge and professions, able to take responsibility for the future of our motherland.

At the end of the meeting, decision of the “Bloc of democratic forces” on the discussed issue was taken.

(Source: Information Service of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan )


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