NEWS AND EVENTS
December 27, 2004
UZBEK FOREIGN MINISTRY EXTENDS GRATITUDE TO FOREIGN OBSERVERS
Uzbek Foreign Ministry expressed deep gratitude to international organizations and representatives of foreign countries for active participation in election process to new Uzbek parliament, an Uzbek official said on Monday.
Vladimir Norov, First Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, said: ?We are grateful for wishes and remarks, expressed during the election campaign. All of them will be surely taken into consideration in improvement of legislative system in Uzbekistan.?
Wide participation of international and local observers is one more factor of transparency of election process, he told to RIA Novosti.
Overall, some 30,000 local and international observers from 35 countries, including from CIS, the OSCE, European parliament and other organizations, participated in monitoring Sunday elections, deputy minister said.