PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS 2016
April 12, 2015
Kuwaiti observers commented on the results of the elections in Uzbekistan
Kuwaiti experts who monitored the elections of the President of Uzbekistan, shared their views and assessments in an interview to Information agency \"Jahon\".
Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Kuwait University, Professor Abdul-Reda Assiri:
- I want to emphasize a lot of enthusiasm, responsible citizens of Uzbekistan to the important political events in the life of the republic. Despite the adverse weather conditions on the day of the elections, voters took an active part in the voting.
Of special note is paid in your country great attention to the development of science and education. The republic has more than 60 institutions of higher education, as well as open branches of a number of universities and institutions of foreign countries, including Russia, Singapore, Italy and the UK.
Most importantly, the annual costs of the development and reform of education in Uzbekistan make up 10-12% of GDP, while in many countries of the world, this figure does not exceed 2-5%. Moreover, in the country there is free and compulsory secondary education.
Thanks to President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan has gained international recognition, national identity and became a political, cultural and educational center in the region.
I am sure that your country in the coming years to reach even greater progress, stability and democracy.
Head of Communication department of Kuwaiti daily \"Al-Nahar\" Samira Frimesh:
- The elections were held in an open, transparent and democratic. According to the results of counting of votes the actual President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov won the elections.
In my opinion, people are sincerely committed to the prosperity and are treated with respect and love for their President, who is the guarantor of stable development.
I want to emphasize the role of women in society and ensure their full participation in the socio-political, socio-economic and cultural life of the country.
I take this opportunity to wish the friendly people of Uzbekistan further progress and prosperity.
IA \"Jahon\", Kuwait