Diplomatic missions of the Republic of Uzbekistan abroad hold events dedicated to the results of social-economic development of the country in 2012 and priorities of economic program to 2013.
Embassy of Uzbekistan in Brussels held briefing where the participants got acquainted with the main provisions of report of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the extended meeting of Cabinet of Ministers on January 18, 2013. Their attention was drawn to the macro-economic indexes including economic growth rate, level of industrial production, outlet of agricultural goods and others. It was noted that reforms realized last year directed to increase investment and business attraction of the country allowed not only to keep growing investment volume, but also collaborated to further developing economy, Information Agency "Jahon" reported.
Based on concrete statistic data, participants received information about stable function of financial-banking system, high rate of development of service sphere, consistent measures on further pivotal improving business circles, employment program realization, accelerating the realization of modernization projects, technical and technological production renewal, expanding nomenclature and increasing production of quality goods competitive in domestic and foreign markets.
Along with this, rapt attention of the participants was directed to the important directions and priorities of economic program to 2013 determined by the head of Uzbekistan.
Professor Kristin Klet at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations noted that briefing gave an opportunity to get accurate information about immense achievements of Uzbekistan for over the years of Independence, particularly, for 2012, as well as introduce with main priorities for 2013.
Professor underlined that the factor of economic success of the country is the high index of bettering trade conditions and macro-economic regulation based on accurate strategic vision and step-by-step approach to the issues of investments and reforming. Moreover, scholar believed that Uzbekistan achieved essential progress in economy diversification, especially in the area of industrialization. In this respect he noted timely and actuality of development of Free Investment Economic Zone "Navoi" and Free Industrial Zone "Angren" which hold an important place in realization of projects on providing for modernization of production potential of Uzbekistan.
Kristin Klet said that Uzbek model of development can be example for many other countries.
Vesalius College Rector, Professor Bert Mosselmans said that college has a good experience of cooperation with Uzbekistan and expressed an interest in expansion of these relations.
"Reforms in education realized for over the years of independence and long-sighted policy of leader of Uzbekistan in this direction resulted to the formation of highly-qualified national personnel who play important role in contemporary social-economic development of Uzbekistan", - he said.
According to professor, such achievement as GDP growth over 8% against ongoing world financial crisis deserves respect. Active development of national industry and strong social policy also earn high appreciation. Thanks to this policy, Uzbekistan now is one of most prospective developing country of the world with high potential and perspectives.
"Main factor of success is support and stimulation small business and private entrepreneurship, and the result of transformation is the high growth rate of national economy", - expert Jonas Vestbroek has said. He also highly appreciated attention of Government of Uzbekistan to the education and healthcare, formation of strong civil society.
Paul Raskin, Representative of leading Belgium Travel Company "HOBO-guide" said that he was in Uzbekistan several times and witnessed positive changes happened in the country. He believes that Uzbekistan has unique and large tourism potential, and this event which introduced Belgium community with stable social-economic development will collaborate to yet more growth of tourism attraction, inevitably.
Paul Raskin noted that Uzbekistan is on the way to development with social-economic growth, rise of level of population life, construction of future with confidence.
Diplomatic mission of Uzbekistan in Latvia also organized briefing where participants discussed social-economic development of Uzbekistan, its achievements and prospects.
At the end of the briefing head of Saeima (Parliament) Latvian Group on inter-parliamentary cooperation with Uzbekistan Aleksandrs Sakovskis noted that the index of social-economic growth in 2012 once again testifies efficiency of policy led in Uzbekistan on developing and modernizing all spheres of economy.
"Main element of own development model is its social orientation which envisages first of all taking measures on raising level of population life and providing for social protection. Given world financial-economic crisis Uzbekistan manages to achieve high temps of economic growth in all spheres of economy of the country", - he said.
Aleksandrs Sakovskis paid rapt attention to the success in achievement of income growth of state budget of Uzbekistan upon decreasing tax burden. The fact points out that measures on stimulating and developing small business and private entrepreneurship bear concrete positive benefit.
Olga Pavuk, editor of Baltic Course magazine and professor of Baltic international academy said that Uzbekistan not first year demonstrates high index of economic growth while proving again consistency of leading of economic policy, its forethought and deliberateness.
"I was in Uzbekistan several times where I met with officials, representatives of public and business circles. Following the results I published number of articles and tried to unveil indexes of transformation of the country which deserve particular attention and thorough analysis", - she noted.
Aydyn Askerov, Head of Latvian Association for Small and Medium-size Enterprises, director of International Institute for Middle and Near East, Central Asia and political researches highly appreciated ongoing measures in Uzbekistan on maintaining small business and private entrepreneurship.
"By specificity of my activity and attitude to Uzbekistan for a long time I thoroughly follow the transformation in the country, achieved results on increasing level and quality of population life. Need to note that small business is the development locomotive of any economy, as the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov reminded many times", - expert said.
- It is pleasant to see that supporting this sector is one of the priorities of state policy reflected in the proclamation of 2011 as a "Year of small business and private entrepreneurship", and accepted corresponding State program. As a result of support over half of total income of Uzbekistan population comes by means of entrepreneurship, small and private business, - Aydyn Askerov said.
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