Tashkent, 1 September 2022 (TDI): The Republic of Uzbekistan is celebrating its 31st Independence day today on September 1. The President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, also congratulated the people of the country on the National day.

Uzbekistan’s National Day, known locally as “Mustaqillik Kuni” marks Uzbekistan’s independence from the Soviet Union on September 1st, 1991.

History of Uzbekistan’s Independence day

The Republic of Uzbekistan is a landlocked Central Asian nation that has a diverse and rich heritage due to its strategic position on the so-called Silk Road, the trade route between Europe and China.

The Uzbeks arrived in the region following periods of control under the Persian, Mongol, and Chinese empires, and three city-states emerged in the sixteenth century. These city-states were eventually incorporated into the Russian Empire.

The area became part of the Soviet Union, with the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic being created on October 27th, 1924 following the Russian Revolution.

The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 and Uzbekistan declared its state sovereignty in June 1991. On September 1st, 1991, after a special session of the Supreme Council of the Republic, the independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan was declared.

Uzbek President’s congratulations speech

On the occasion of Independence day of the Uzbek Republic, the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, gave a speech and congratulated the whole nation.

The President said “standing in this huge “New Uzbekistan” park, I sincerely congratulate you, dear people, on the great day of our nation – Independence Day.”

“Thirty-one years ago, a new, independent country called the “Republic of Uzbekistan” appeared on the world map.” He added.

Furthermore, he said ” The influence and prestige of our country in the international arena is increasing more and more.Β We will continue to pursue a friendly and equal foreign policy with all partner countries and international organizations.”

The President gave his concluding remarks by saying that “I once again congratulate you, my dear compatriots, on the thirty-first anniversary of the independence of Uzbekistan, and wish you all good health, happiness, and blessings to your families.”