TASHKENT, October 20. /“Dunyo” IA/. Yesterday, the Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies under the President of Uzbekistan (ISRS) hosted a meeting with a German delegation led by the Chairman of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) faction in the Landtag of the Federal Land of Brandenburg, Jan Redmann, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.
The parties exchanged views on the socio-political and socio-economic reforms being carried out in Uzbekistan, the state and prospects for the development of partnership, and considered issues of the regional and international agenda.
Deputies of the Landtag (parliament) of the Federal Land of Brandenburg highly appreciated the steady and consistent course of the leadership of Uzbekistan to implement internal transformations, as a result of which a radical economic transformation has taken place in the country in recent years, the standard of living of the population has noticeably increased.
In the process of the election campaign in Uzbekistan, the German delegation positively assessed the pre-election situation in the country, the process of preparation for voting day, and, in general, the measures taken to hold free elections in Uzbekistan. “The results of the Presidential Elections will serve the continuation of large-scale democratic reforms in the country”, says Jan Redmann.
Discussions took place on the regional policy in Central Asia in the context of the development of the situation in Afghanistan. The German side was informed about the essence and content of Uzbekistan’s policy to strengthen good-neighborly relations in the region, to form a consolidated position of the Central Asian countries on the main issues of the foreign policy agenda. The approaches and positions of Uzbekistan on the political settlement of the Afghan conflict, as well as initiatives aimed at the post-conflict reconstruction of the Afghan economy were outlined.
Representatives of Germany supported Uzbekistan’s efforts to build trusting and mutually beneficial relations in the region and Tashkent’s contribution to achieving sustainable peace and stability in Afghanistan. Uzbekistan’s regular humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people was emphasized.
Following the meeting, the German side expressed its readiness to continue joint work to further strengthen the multifaceted cooperation between Uzbekistan and Germany.