Shavkat Mirziyoyev: The army is strong not only in weapons and equipment, but also in the military who do not spare themselves for the sake of the Motherland
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- By decrees of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in connection with the Day of Defenders of the Motherland and the 29th anniversary of the formation of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan, a group of military personnel, law enforcement officers were awarded military ranks, orders and medals.
The ceremony of presenting these high awards took place on 14 January.
The head of state, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, congratulated the audience, as well as all the military personnel of our country and their families on the holiday.
Speaking at the ceremony, Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted that our people are proud of the soldiers and officers who dedicated their lives to the sacred and responsible cause of defending the Motherland, proving this in practice every day, every minute. The country knows well and highly appreciates the great contribution that they, in addition to fulfilling their immediate service tasks, made to courageously overcoming the difficulties that fell to the lot of the people last year.
As you know, large-scale reforms are being carried out in the military sphere in order to further strengthen the independence of our country, to reliably protect a peaceful and calm life, and the inviolability of the state borders.
Before, the army and the people were not one. The situation changed radically after, from the first days of his activity as head of state, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev put forward the important idea that the people and the army are one.
It was emphasized at the ceremony that the doors of military units should always be open for the people, for the young generation - the future defenders of the Motherland.
At the same time, much attention is paid to educating a new generation of military personnel dedicated to the ideas of independence and patriotism. The main goal in this process is to provide soldiers and officers with modern knowledge, their impeccable mastery of military equipment and technologies, and their military-patriotic education.
“The army is strong not only in weapons and equipment, but also in the military - soldiers, officers, generals, who do not spare themselves for the sake of the Motherland,” the President said. - This is the main factor that determines the capabilities and combat potential of our armed forces.
It was noted that today there are still threats and challenges to peace and tranquility, and conflicts and clashes still take place in various parts of the world. This situation, naturally, worries the whole of humanity and our people in particular.
For a worthy confrontation with these risks, a person must have true patriotism, high knowledge and thinking, a strong will.
“This is what our great commander Amir Temur had in mind, who said:“ The country is strong, whose warriors are brave ”. I have repeatedly stressed that every soldier, every defender of the Motherland must deeply know the code of Amir Temur and our great commanders, their military art. This immortal and priceless heritage still fills our hearts with immeasurable pride, strengthens the sense of devotion to our sacred land, - Shavkat Mirziyoyev emphasized.
The President called the brave military men, who were awarded high state awards, the true followers of their great ancestors.
The ceremony was also attended by employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the State Security Service, the National Guard, customs and internal affairs bodies.
In the person of those gathered, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief cordially congratulated all our servicemen, who were awarded high orders and medals of the state, who today accept these awards on the ground.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev solemnly presented certificates of conferring titles, orders and medals to a group of military personnel and law enforcement officers, wished the defenders of the Motherland good health and great success in fulfilling their noble mission.
The awardees sincerely thanked the head of state for the high attention provided to the military and their families.