Meeting with the British Minister of State

On September 14, 2021, First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis S. Safoev met with the Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth of Great Britain Lord Tariq Ahmad.

The British Minister of State highly appreciated the ongoing large-scale reforms, in particular, the results achieved over the past five years in Uzbekistan.

It was noted that Uzbekistan has become one of the few countries that have managed to maintain economic growth in the context of a pandemic. The efficiency of the public administration system is increasing, gender equality is strengthening, the role and influence of the media and civil society institutions in public life is expanding.

It was noted at the meeting that cooperation between Uzbekistan and Great Britain has been dynamically developing in recent years. Interaction has intensified in the field of inter-parliamentary relations, as well as in the field of politics, economics, security and education and others.

They also exchanged views on the situation in Afghanistan and the prospects for further developments in this country.