On December 26, 2017, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev attended the informal meeting of the Council of the Heads of States of the Commonwealth of Independent States, in Moscow.
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin met the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev at Novo-Ogarevo residence.
After the photographing ceremony, a meeting of the heads of the CIS member states began.
Vladimir Putin, welcoming the heads of states, told about the results of Russia’s presidency in the CIS. He noted that this year important activity was implemented on strengthening mutual integration and enhancing the credibility of the organization.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted that this year cooperation of Uzbekistan with the CIS countries has become even stronger, the volume of trade turnover has significantly increased, emphasized that mutually beneficial cooperation closely connects the member states, this meeting will give a new impetus to the development of these relations.
It was noted that the upcoming events in Russia in 2018 are of great importance, people of Russia will vote for a worthy candidate at the presidential elections.
At the meeting, attention was paid to issues of development of cooperation between the Commonwealth states in various spheres, strengthening security, preventing risks and threats to the region.
As it is known, Uzbekistan is actively cooperating within the framework of the CIS. The interaction of our country with the member states of this organization is consistently developing in various areas. The Head of our state attended the meeting of the Council of the Heads of States of the CIS member states that was held on October 10-11, 2017, in Sochi. On November 3, a meeting of the Council of Heads of Governments was held in Tashkent.
In the Address of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Oliy Majlis, the priorities of our state in foreign policy were emphasized. It was noted that our country continues to develop relations with foreign states, including the CIS countries, at a new stage. Relations with neighboring countries has strengthened according to the principle of “Central Asia – the main priority in foreign policy of Uzbekistan”. This plays an important role in development of cooperation within the framework of the Commonwealth.
At the meeting, views were also exchanged on other issues of mutual interest.
Source : Uzbekistan News National Agency
On December 29, a meeting devoted to the analysis of the ongoing activities on development of the national cinematography and film industry, addressing problems in the sphere was held under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The meeting was attended by the Prime Minister, heads of relevant ministries and departments, “Uzbekkino” National Agency and its creative organizations, representatives of cinematography.
Today, when the battle of ideas and ideologies for the consciousness and world outlook of people, especially youth is growing all over the world, we must more effectively use the enormous opportunities of the most mass form of art – cinema, said the Head of our state.
Priority tasks of modernization of all spheres of life of our society, defined in the Action Strategy on further development of Uzbekistan, also require the improvement of cinematography, creation of new opportunities for this. The resolution of the President of our country “On measures of further development of the national cinematography” of August 7, 2017, adopted for this purpose, serves as an important legal basis for the progressive development of art and cinema industry, strengthening the material and technical base of the sphere, training highly qualified personnel.
At the meeting it was noted that filmmakers, using their opportunities effectively, should direct all their strengths and creative energy to the execution of the most important task – making films about the ancient history of our people, feats of great ancestors, selfless labor of contemporaries, embodying their bright images on the screen and in general – promoting the upbringing of the younger generation in the spirit of ideas of independence.
The President of our country, speaking about the relevant tasks facing the sphere, emphasized the need for intensifying and systemic organization of activities on strengthening the material and technical base of cinematography, improving the qualification of young filmmakers, actors, operators and artists at leading film studios of the world, in higher education institutions in direction of culture and art.
There are colleges of culture and art in the regions of the country, Uzbekistan State Institute of Arts and Culture in the capital, its branches in Nukus and Kokand, said the Head of our state. The scientific and creative level, curricula and methods of these educational institutions, preparing scenarists and directors, operators and actors, should be brought in line with the requirements of the time.
At the meeting, special attention was paid to ensuring the competitiveness of the national cinematography and film industry in the world, training professional filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, artists and operators.
One more important issue – construction of new and reconstruction of existing cinemas in the regions was thoroughly discussed. There were 342 winter and summer cinemas in the country before 1996, 323 of which were privatized over the past years. Most of them are turned into shopping malls, halls for holding family celebrations, some are even demolished. Today, 8 out of 176 cinemas with different forms of ownership are in emergency condition, 65 require major repairs, almost half of the rest are not working.
These problems must be resolved for the development of cinematography in Uzbekistan at the modern level, said the Head of our state.
Persons responsible for this direction were given specific instructions on organization of permanent activity of cinemas in the regions and districts.
Film distribution system was criticized, the unsatisfactory activity of which limits the opportunities showing the created films, increasing the scope of cinema services rendered to the population.
The growing number of private film studios is a positive aspect. At the same time, it was noted that without professional knowledge, appropriate education, continuity of traditions of cinematography, it is impossible to create bright, talented films, to achieve the expected results.
Participation of private studios in competitions for state grants will create healthy creative competition, said the Head of our state. Where there is competition, there will definitely be progress. This is very important for the development of the national cinematography.
In the Year of supporting active entrepreneurship, innovative ideas and technologies, as in all spheres, special attention should be paid to the innovative development of the national film industry.
We must create a separate system for a broad international presentation, bringing to the foreign public our best works of literature, music and fine arts, performances, feature films based on national and universal values, said Shavkat Mirziyoyev. It is necessary to develop measures for translating these works into foreign languages, promoting them widely, ensuring active participation in international festivals, exhibitions and competitions.
At the meeting, heads of relevant organizations were given appropriate instructions on eliminating the existing deficiencies and problems in the sphere. In particular, the need for ensuring implementation of the adopted resolutions on development of cinematography, strengthening relations with foreign film studios and filmmakers, including for the purpose of co-production of films, was noted.
If we want to glorify our people and native Uzbekistan all over the world, this must be done first of all with the help of cinematography. We must direct all our strengths, use opportunities and creativity for achieving this goal, said the Head of our state.
Source : Uzbekistan News National Agency
A few minutes later, the New Year 2018 will come in our beautiful country.
I wholeheartedly congratulate you all, our esteemed fathers and mothers, dear women, our youth, the entire multinational people of Uzbekistan on this wonderful holiday.
I wish you all good health, peace and prosperity.
We entered a new stage of our dynamic development. We have used all the opportunities for achieving our high goals in the Year of dialogue with people and human interests.
The outgoing year, despite some problems and difficulties, has become successful for the country due to self-sacrificing labor of our people.
Most importantly, the attitude of the state to a citizen is changing. Serving people became the main life principle for us.
All this is reflected in the daily life of people. Confidence in the future is growing.
In 2017, our foreign policy activity was fruitful. Especially – in developing relations with neighboring countries on a fundamentally new basis.
This contributes to further strengthening the situation of mutual trust, friendship and cooperation in our region.
Such a strategic course will consistently and actively continue in 2018.
Taking this opportunity, I sincerely congratulate all people of the countries of the distant and near abroad on the New Year, I wish peace and prosperity to all.
We named the new year 2018 as the Year of supporting active entrepreneurship, innovative ideas and technologies.
Today, when we are building our future, we should focus on these priority tasks.
This is the rightest way, especially in the current conditions of aggravation of competition in the international arena.
In this regard, we have every reason to assert that 2018 will be decisive in development of Uzbekistan.
In the new year, as before, further increasing the level and quality of life, the real incomes of all strata of the population will be of special importance for us.
Strengthening the atmosphere of peace and stability, interethnic and civil harmony in the country will remain the main task for us.
We will pay special attention to expanding relations with our compatriots abroad.
I am sure that we will reach new milestones that we have determined for ourselves in 2018, all together and through selfless labor.
In these bright moments, we are entering the new year with new dreams and hopes.
I sincerely wish you all family happiness, success to your children and grandchildren!
May peace always reign in our country, may the life of our people be prosperous!
Happy New Year, my dear compatriots!
Source : Uzbekistan News National Agency