Uzbek parliamentary delegation visits Great Britain
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
A delegation of Uzbekistan, which included heads of committees of Senate and Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis, Institute of Monitoring of Current Legislation under the President of Uzbekistan and Independent Institute on Monitoring Formation of Civil Society, paid a visit to the United Kingdom.
Jahon news agency reported that the Uzbek delegation participated at the roundtable “Role of civil institutes and parliament in ensuring public control over execution of legislative acts by the state bodies: experience of Uzbekistan and Great Britain”, which was participated by the representatives of political, expert, public and business circles.
The Uzbek delegation presented main achievements of Uzbekistan during the independence years and reforms within the Concept of further deepening democratic reforms and forming civil society in Uzbekistan. Special attention was paid to steps, directed at strengthening roles and authorities of parliament in control over implementation of legislative acts by executive bodies, liberalization of judicial-legal system, etc.
During the roundtable, the participants exchanged opinion on use of water-energy resources and pollution of environment. The sides expressed intention on construction interaction between civil society, parliament and executive power in regular basis.
During the visit, the delegation held a meeting with the Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office David Lidington. During the meeting, Lidington expressed his satisfaction with development of bilateral ties and underlined inter-parliamentary relations. He said that creation of special group on cooperation of parliaments of two states help to improve understanding of processes in two countries, in parliaments and public circles.
David Lidington stated that interest of the British side in expanding relations with Uzbekistan on constructive and balanced bases. Speaking about regional issues, the UK official expressed gratitude to Uzbekistan for supporting international community in Afghanistan, including construction of railway and supply of electricity to Kabul.
The delegation also held meeting with the Vice-speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle, representatives of various committees and structures of the British parliament. The sides discussed development of relations between Uzbekistan and Great Britain and Uzbekistan and the European Union, regional security, situation in Afghanistan, trade-economic cooperation, human rights and democratic reforms, etc.