Parliament members to appoint ministers in Uzbekistan starting april this year

Parliament members to appoint ministers in Uzbekistan starting april this year

Uzbekistan will introduce a new procedure for the approval of Government members starting April 1st. According to the decree of President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the appointment of Government members has to be approved by members of the Lower House of Parliament. The rule is applied to the appointments of deputy Prime Ministers, Ministers and chairpersons of state committees. Currently, the country’s Government members as well as Heads of various ministries, departments as well as large state-owned companies and banks are appointed based on Presidential and Government decrees.

RASUL KUSHERBAYEV, MEMBER OF OLIY MAJLIS OF UZBEKISTAN

Each leader tries to implement his or her work plan. However, how much this plan is in line with ideas and expectations of the public and how much it covers the most important issues are not always clear. Thus, now when appointing, ministers will promote and solve precisely those problems that are strategically important as part of the current agenda.

Uzbekistan is actively improving its state system. The new reforms are related to the judicial and legal system, social area, security, interethnic harmony and religious tolerance. President Mirziyoyev pays special attention to the development of economy and attracting investments. He also proposed that 2019 will be the ‘Year of Active Investments and Social Development.’ According to the Uzbek President, only a country that has an active investment policy can achieve stability and competitiveness of national economy.