On August 2, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Kairat Abdrakhmanov.
At the meeting, the parties discussed issues of establishing practical cooperation, as well as prospects for the implementation of joint projects and programs in the field of ensuring interethnic harmony and sustainable development.
The sides noted with satisfaction the current level of constructive dialogue and fruitful interaction in priority areas – in the field of security, the economy and ecology, and the humanitarian dimension. A “roadmap” is being jointly implemented, which provides for about 50 activities for the medium term. OSCE supports the initiatives of Uzbekistan to strengthen relations of friendship, good neighborliness and multifaceted partnership in the Central Asian region, to promote peaceful development and economic recovery of Afghanistan.
The parties reached agreements on holding a number of joint events – a regional seminar on ensuring interethnic harmony and presentation of international experience and recommendations of the OSCE, as well as the participation of the Uzbek delegation in a round table on interethnic relations.
It is also envisaged to implement projects in the field of multilingual education, including within the framework of the Central Asian Educational Program.