A round-table conference was held at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on July 21, 2022 with the participation of a high-ranking delegation from Uzbekistan and leading figures from Korean society.
As part of a visit to the Republic of Korea (south) by an Uzbek delegation led by First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis Sodik Safoev, the meeting was held on the topic of “Constitutional reforms in Uzbekistan.”
The delegation consisted of the representatives of the Presidential Administration, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Senate and the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis.
The round table was attended by members of the Korean Parliament, representatives of political, public, scientific and expert-analytical circles, presidents and researchers of leading universities of the Republic of Korea, the leadership of provinces and large cities, and journalists.
The main purpose of the event was to familiarize the South Korean public with the content and significance of constitutional reforms in Uzbekistan and exchange views on this issue.
Members of the delegation made presentations on the ongoing constitutional reform in our country, in particular on the proposed amendments and additions to the Basic Law regarding human rights, youth-led welfare of a state, and exchanged views with the South Korean side on these aspects.
Representatives of the political and expert circles of South Korea spoke about the international constitutional experience and highly appreciated the efforts of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to ensure peace and sustainable development in Uzbekistan and in Central Asia as a whole. From the Korean media came many publisher, editors and senior journalists, who included Publisher-Chairman Lee Kyung-sik of The Korea Post media with Senior Vice Chairman Song Na-ra and Editor-in-Chief Kevin Lee.
The participants of the event supported the ongoing reforms in Uzbekistan and expressed their opinion on this matter.
In particular, the director of the Asia-Pacific Research Center of Hanyang University, Eom Gu Ho, who spoke at the event, noted that the constitutional reform being implemented in our country would be one of the most important steps in building New Uzbekistan.
First Deputy Chairman of the Korean-Uzbek Business Association Kim Chang Keon welcomed the fact that in the proposed amendments and additions to the Basic Law in Uzbekistan, special attention is paid to the issue of strengthening the rights of foreign investors and representatives of the business community, creating more opportunities for them. It was noted that this will create a basis for increasing the volume of South Korean investments in the Uzbek economy.
South Korean experts also drew attention to the recognition by the international community of the latest initiatives of Uzbekistan on international platforms. In particular, they noted that the adoption on July 11 by the UN General Assembly of a special resolution on strengthening interdependence between Central and South Asia, initiated by the head of our state, has become one of the greatest achievements of our country's foreign policy.