26 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE
August 20, 2015
AMBASSADOR OF VIETNAM CONGRATULATES ON INDEPENDENCE DAY
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Vietnam to Uzbekistan Pham Van Fao sent his congratulations on the occasion of Independence Day of our country:
- I heartily congratulate all Uzbek people on this significant event! I wish the people and the government of the Republic new successes on the path of building a prosperous state.
During a historically short period of time Uzbekistan has made significant progress in many areas of life. Your country is firmly committed to the principles of peaceful foreign policy aimed at ensuring stability in this vast region. The efforts of the republic in this direction have been praised and recognized by the world community.
Reigning in the country peace and tranquility, dynamic social and economic development show the correctness and effectiveness of the chosen model of transformations.
Uzbekistan\'s achievements have been widely recognized and studied in foreign countries. In particular, despite the backdrop of a difficult situation in the global economy the Republic shows high and stable rates of macroeconomic growth. Levels of welfare have been consistently increased.
Preservation of interethnic consent, ensuring ethnic and religious tolerance are key achievements of the state. Today, on this earth representatives of more than 120 nationalities live and work in peace, who consider this place their homeland.
For us, the experience of Uzbekistan on creation of an effective education system, which is the basic principles of lifelong learning, innovation, a combination of theory and practice is of deep interest. It is encouraging that the importance attached to the education of youth in the spirit of centuries-old traditions of the Uzbek people, respect for the older generation in the learning process. It acquires a special significance the announcement of 2015 as the \"Year of attention and care for the older generation\". It should be noted that this initiative has been appreciated by the international community.
During the years of independent development in Uzbekistan was formed an effective health system. Its main priorities are to protect human health and raise healthy and intellectual generation, access to modern medical care to all segments of the population. The country created a system of medical institutions, including the specialized centers to provide primary care and prevention, emergency medical assistance, which meet the highest requirements.
The volume of carried out work on environmental protection in the country is commendable. Creation of the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan and provision of 15 parliamentary seats in the parliament for the first time in the history, the members of this social organization are clear proof of the paid attention to this urgent issue at the state level. An effective control over protection and use of land, water, forests, subsurface resources, air, flora and fauna has been carried out.
Especially it is impressive achievements in the field of culture. Representatives of Uzbekistan are the winners of prestigious international competitions, the country regularly hosts major cultural events. For example, in 2014 Tashkent received the participants of the XIV International Competition of Italian opera Competizione dell \'Opera.
Vietnam is one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Uzbekistan. There is a huge untapped potential in the field of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. Between us stand such tasks as increasing the volume of bilateral trade and increase mutual investment. Henceforth we will continue to support each other aiming at joint development.
(Source: IA \"Jahon\")