The Uzbek President, the UNODC Chief discuss drug control, security and regional cooperation
During the meeting, President Mirziyoyev stressed that peace, prosperity and people’s interests are at the heart of the Government’s reform agenda, which echoes with the pillars of the United Nations – Peace and Security, Development and Human Rights, also noting that the Action Strategy is fully consistent with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Mr. Fedotov highly appreciated the policy pursued by President Mirziyoyev on ensuring peace, stability and sustainable development in Uzbekistan, strengthening mutually beneficial cooperation with the countries of the region based on the principles of good-neighborliness, mutual understanding and consideration of common interests.
The parties agreed on adopting a road map for bilateral cooperation. The roadmap will be developed in line the national priorities identified in the Action Strategy of Uzbekistan and will identify concrete areas where UNODC could provide its technical assistance to Uzbekistan, particularly in light of the ongoing reforms of law enforcement, criminal justice, anti-corruption and healthcare systems of the country. An annual review mechanism of the joint Action Plan implementation process for cooperation with UNODC will be established and it will be aligned with the overall UN roadmap, UNDAF and the SDGs.
The UNODC Chief expressed his appreciation to the President for support provided by the Uzbek Government to the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia, including UNODC’s Programme for Central Asia and Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighboring Countries.
During his mission, Mr. Fedotov also met Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Abdulaziz Komilov, Minister of Interior of Uzbekistan, Mr. Pulat Babajanov, First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis Mr. Sodiq Safoyev and the Director of National Drug Control Centre under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Akhmed Mansurov.