Uzbekistan will develop clean transportation and renewable energy sources – Head of State

pandemic

The President of Uzbekistan has described the COVID-19 pandemic as a “global catastrophe”. He expressed his gratitude to the foreign partners who provided assistance under COVAX, a platform created for the equitable distribution of vaccines. Shavkat Mirziyoyev said that Uzbekistan developed and distributed as an official document of the United Nations General Assembly the Code of Voluntary Obligations of States during Epidemics.

A strategy for the new Uzbekistan

The president spoke about the new strategy of Uzbekistan being developed in the country, the essence of which, according to him, is “strengthening the role of civil society institutions, protecting human rights, reducing poverty, providing a guaranteed source of income for each individual. And achieving sustainable environmental development.” 2030, Uzbekistan intends to join the ranks of above-average per capita income countries.

Afghanistan

“Our main task is to turn Central Asia into a prosperous and steadily developing region, a space of trust and friendship,” said the President, noting that he considers Afghanistan an integral part of Central Asia. He said that the Uzbek-Afghan border was recently opened and supplies of essential food, oil products and electricity to the country have resumed. “In the current difficult period, Afghanistan should not be isolated, leave it alone with the existing big problems,” Shavkat Mirziyoyev warned.

Counter terrorism and drug control

Referring to the topic of conflicts and terrorism, the leader of Uzbekistan noted that in November of this year, an international conference dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Joint Action Plan was held as part of the implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. It will be held in Tashkent. In it, Uzbekistan, together with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, intends to sign a regional program for the countries of Central Asia for the period 2022-2025, as well as begin work on a joint anti-drug action plan covering the countries of the Central region. and South Asia.

Environmental science and clean energy

Uzbekistan has set itself the goal of doubling the energy efficiency of the economy by 2030, increasing the share of renewable energy to 25 percent, and developing environmentally friendly transportation. By 2025, it is planned to operate new solar and wind power plants with a total capacity of 2,900 MW. The President of Uzbekistan noted that in May of this year, the United Nations General Assembly declared the Aral Sea region a zone of innovation and environmental technology. There, in the city of Nukus, Uzbekistan, in cooperation with the United Nations, intends to hold a high-level international forum on green energy in 2022. Uzbekistan is also ready to host the sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly at a high level in 2023.

“Uzbekistan is ready to develop mutually beneficial, long-term and multifaceted partnerships with all countries of the world and global organizations,” Shavkat Mirziyoyev stressed. “I am confident that we will continue to strengthen our close cooperation aimed at safe and sustainable development and building a prosperous future.”

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