Uzbek Senate Chairman met with the co-chairs of the Caucus on Uzbekistan

In Washington, the Uzbek delegation led by the Speaker of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Tanzila Narbayeva met with the leaders of the "Caucus on Uzbekistan" in the US Congress - Democrat Congressman Vicente Gonzalez and Republican Congressman Trent Kelly.

At the beginning of the discourse, US lawmakers congratulated the head of the Uzbek delegation on the abolition of child labor and forced labor in Uzbekistan and the lifting of the boycott of Uzbek cotton and textile products by the Cotton Campaign coalition. According to these officials, the radical reforms in the cotton industry of the republic, initiated by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev six years ago, are bearing fruit.

Unprecedented conditions are being created for Uzbek light industry products to enter world markets, including the US. This historic event coincided with disruptions in the supply chain caused by the pandemic, which provides a unique opportunity for Uzbek producers to gain a foothold in the global textile industry, U.S. lawmakers asserted.

Speaking about inter-parliamentary cooperation, the congressmen said they would maintain to call on other lawmakers to co-author a special resolution of the US Congress to advocate Uzbekistan's independence and sovereignty.

"Currently, there are 21 votes, and we need the support of 4 more congressmen to get this document approved by the US Congress. We are ready to do our best to adopt the resolution on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries," Kelly said.