25th anniversary of the Republic of Uzbekistan« Back
On the eve of the remarkable holiday - the Independence Day of the Republic of Uzbekistan - SCO Secretary General Rashid Alimov sent a congratulatory message to President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov. In particular:
"For 25 years, the Republic of Uzbekistan passed a difficult, but at the same time filled with the greatest and most important events of the glorious path of development of the state. The result of a coherent and far-sighted policy pursued by you became great achievements in the political, socio-economic and cultural life of the country, progress in the establishment and strengthening of Uzbekistan, as an independent state.
Under your wise leadership, Uzbekistan is consistently and rapidly moving towards constructive and sustainable development, to preserve and increase the rich and unique history and culture of the Uzbek people.
It is hard to overestimate your personal contribution to security and stability, expansion and strengthening of regional and international cooperation, which certainly strengthened high authority of the Republic of Uzbekistan as an international arena.
It is encouraging that the focus of your attention remains constant participation in the activities of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Jubilee Tashkent summit of the Organization has entered into history as a bright political event that has great international significance. Adopted at the Summit decisions, define a new vector of development of the SCO, once again stressed the significant contribution of Uzbekistan to strengthening the place, role and importance of the organization in the region and world affairs. "
R.Alimov wished Islam Karimov good health, prosperity and new achievements, and the brotherly people of Uzbekistan - peace, happiness and prosperity.