The elected President of the Republic of Uzbekistan takes office
On July 14, a solemn ceremony of the inauguration of the President-elect of the Republic of Uzbekistan took place in Tashkent at a joint meeting of the Legislative Chamber and the Senate of the Oliy Majlis.
The ceremony was attended by deputies and senators, heads of state organizations, representatives of the diplomatic corps and the public, and employees of domestic and foreign media.
The Chairman of the Central Election Commission Z. Nizamkhojayev opened the ceremony. He noted that the Presidential Election was held in accordance with the renewed Constitution and democratic principles in an atmosphere of political activity. According to the voting results, a candidate from the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businesspeople – the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev was elected to the post of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, who received 87.05 percent of the vote. The Chairman of the Central Election Commission congratulated Shavkat Mirziyoyev and presented him with a certificate of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
In accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev took an oath: “I solemnly swear to faithfully serve the people of Uzbekistan, strictly follow the Constitution and laws of the republic, guarantee the rights and freedoms of citizens, conscientiously fulfill the duties assigned to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.
Then President Shavkat Mirziyoyev delivered an inaugural speech.
“I feel with all my heart, with all my soul, what a huge personal responsibility I take on today for ensuring the independence of Uzbekistan, the peaceful and prosperous life of our more than 36 million people. With filial love and devotion, I bow low to our multinational, courageous, and wise people for this high trust”, Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.
It was noted that Uzbekistan is entering a new era. The upcoming period will become for the country a time of deep, turning point changes and huge transformations in the political, socio-economic, cultural, and humanitarian spheres. New time needs new ideas and initiatives, new results.
The ongoing conflicts in different regions give rise to new problems. Global climate change and the growing scarcity of natural, including water, resources also have a strong negative impact on sustainable development. In such a difficult and disturbing situation, we must clearly define the only correct path for the country to have an effective domestic and foreign policy that meets the interests of our people and firmly follow this course in practice, the President emphasized.
The Head of state outlined strategic goals for the next seven years. These are the improvement of legislative and executive power, the creation of a compact and efficient management system, the development of the social sphere, the expansion of opportunities for entrepreneurship, and the increase in jobs and incomes of the population.
The principles of green economy and green energy will be more widely implemented. The volume of investments in the country’s economy will increase several times. An important goal has been set – by 2030 to bring the volume of gross domestic product to $160 billion.
During his speech, the Head of state addressed the youth.
– My dear sons and daughters, today, history itself, time itself opens up unprecedented opportunities for you. You are capable of great deeds that will be inscribed in golden letters in the history of Uzbekistan”, Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.
It was noted that Uzbekistan is strong with its multinational people living as a united and friendly family. Uzbekistan will continue to be a space of humanism and tolerance.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev announced the consistent continuation of a deeply thought-out foreign policy and economic diplomacy. The main goal will be to strengthen relations with the states of our region and to raise cooperation with foreign partners and international organizations to a new level. Solving the problems of ecology and environmental protection, as well as the shortage of water resources, will remain an urgent task.
The President emphasized in his speech, not various figures and economic indicators, but the country’s greatest achievement: people’s consciousness and worldview have changed, and self-confidence and in the future have strengthened in their hearts.
A person capable of changing himself will undoubtedly change his life and social environment, and he will certainly achieve his noble goals.
“It is a great happiness and honor for me to serve my native people on the way to new frontiers, a glorious future. Together with you, with all my compatriots, I am ready to work tirelessly to achieve the great goal that has become the meaning of my life – to build New Uzbekistan, the foundation of the Third Renaissance, directing all my strength and knowledge, experience and potential to this”, Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.
The national anthem was played.
Thereupon, the joint meeting of the Legislative Chamber and the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan ended.