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Uzbekistan President hosts UN Chief Antoino Guterres


Tashkent, 2 July 2024 (TDI): President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan met with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during his official visit to Kuksaroy.

At the start of the conversation, the UN Secretary-General expressed his deep gratitude to the country’s leader for the invitation to visit Uzbekistan and for the warm welcome.

Moreover, after warmly welcoming the distinguished guest, the head of state noted that Guterres’ second visit to the republic reaffirms the UN’s full support for the irreversible reforms being implemented as part of the “Uzbekistan-2030” strategy.

During the negotiations, a broad range of topics were discussed. These included ensuring global and regional peace and stability, promoting consistent development, and expanding multifaceted cooperation between Uzbekistan and the UN.

Additionally, they talked about the implementation of joint projects to achieve sustainable development goals.

The rapid progress and exceptionally high level of cooperation were acknowledged with great satisfaction.

A remarkable 140 joint programs and projects are being successfully implemented between Uzbekistan and the United Nations.

Additionally, over the past few years, Uzbekistan has taken the initiative to propose 10 special resolutions, all of which have been adopted by the UN General Assembly.

Since the start of the year, five Deputy Secretaries General of the United Nations have visited Uzbekistan.

Last month, Uzbekistan was elected to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Administrative Council of the International Labor Organization.

Uzbekistan’s representative joined the UN Human Rights Committee for the first time. Concurrently, Tashkent began hosting the representative office of another extraordinary UN institution, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Furthermore, significant global events covering food security, tourism development, poverty alleviation, climate change mitigation, and biodiversity conservation are being collaboratively organized. In the upcoming year, Samarkand will host the 43rd General Conference of UNESCO.

Discussions also covered matters of international and regional significance. Our state’s head strongly endorsed the Secretary General’s initiatives to enhance global security and stability, reform the UN and its principal organs, and convene the Future Summit in New York later this year.

Discussions centred on enhancing regional interdependence in transportation and cooperation in food, energy, and information security.

The discussions included the situation in Afghanistan, emphasizing the importance of expanding humanitarian aid to its people and developing a unified strategy among the global community towards the country.

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After the meeting, both parties agreed to collaborate on developing Uzbekistan’s cooperation program with the UN for Sustainable Development Goals from 2026 to 2030.

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