European Institute for Asian Studies
Uzbekistan at 26: New Ambitions, Promising Future
  • Start04:00 PM - Oct 17 2017
  • End06:00 PM - Oct 17 2017
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1040 Brussels
  • + 32 2230 81 22
  • alberto.turkstra@eias.org

Programme

15:30-16:00

16:00-16:10 

Registration

Word of Welcome

Mr Axel GOETHALS, CEO, European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)

H.E. Mr Dilyor KHAKIMOV, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Kingdom of Belgium, Designate-Head of Missions of Uzbekistan to the European Union and NATO

Mr Golibjon ABDUKARIMOV, Director of the Independent Institute for Monitoring the Formation of Civil Society

16:10-16:20

Introduction by the Chair 

Mr Frederic CARLIER, Senior Associate, European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)

16:20-16:40

Keynote Adresses

 

Robakhon MAKHMUDOVA, Head of the Presidential online cabinet, Ferghana Province  

Mr Peter BURIAN, EU Special Representative to Central Asia 

16:40-17:15

Panel Discussion

 

Mr Nodir SAIDKHANOV, Deputy Director, Independent Institute for Monitoring the Formation of Civil Society 

Dr Pierre-Emmanuel THOMANN, President, Eurocontinent

Mr Fernando Garces de los Fayos, Senior Parliamentary Policy Analyst, DG EXPO 

17:15-18:00

18:00

Q&A

Buffet Reception with Uzbek Cuisine

Uzbekistan at 26: New Ambitions, Promising Future

Under the presidency of Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan has pursued an ambitious reform and modernization agenda to join the group of upper-middle-income countries by 2030. Domestically, an improved business climate conducive to private investment and SMEs development has been fostered, in order to create high-quality jobs and increase exports, while ensuring environmental sustainability and inclusive growth. To this end, four new free economic zones were set up in November 2016. In August 2017, important steps towards the full convertibility of the national currency followed as well as decisions to invest in a modern IT infrastructure and a national “Silicon Valley.” Abroad, Uzbekistan has pursued an active and pragmatic policy that takes advantage of Uzbekistan’s geographical location at the crossroads of Central Asia.

A national program on the implementation of Strategy of Actions on Five Priority Areas of the Development of Republic of Uzbekistan for 2017-2021 in the Year of Dialogue with the People and Human Interests has been approved. The roadmap of the country’s development for the next five years envisages a package of large-scale measures to streamline (1) the state and public construction, aimed at strengthening the role of the Parliament in deepeding democratic reforms and modernization of Uzbekistan; (2) ensure the rule of law and further reform the judicial system; (3) the development and liberalization of the economy aimed at raising its competitiveness and openness, ensuring freedom of economic activity, strengthening macroeconomic stability and drawing foreign investments; (4) the development of the social sphere and well-being of Uzbeks by means of increases in wages, pensions and benefits, the creation of jobs, modern and affordable housing, and investments in education, science and research and development. (5) Lastly, the provision of security, inter-ethnic harmony and religious tolerance, and the implementation of a balanced, mutually beneficial and constructive foreign policy


Under the presidency of Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan has pursued an ambitious reform and modernization agenda to join the group of upper-middle-income countries by 2030. To this end, a national program on the implementation of Strategy of Actions on Five Priority Areas of the Development of Republic of Uzbekistan for 2017-2021 has been approved.



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