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Uzbekistan celebrates Independence Day

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September 1 is the Independence Day of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Uzbek people are celebrating this holiday widely.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and other foreign heads of state congratulated the President and people of Uzbekistan.

On August 31, 1991, Uzbekistan declared its independence by the initiative of President Islam Karimov. The same day, at the extraordinary session of the Supreme Soviet of the Uzbek SSR, a resolution "On declaring independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan" and a law "On the Fundamentals of Independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan" were adopted. Following this decree the Uzbek SSR was renamed to the Republic of Uzbekistan. The decision to declare September 1 as the Independence Day was also adopted on the same day.

Uzbekistan has welcomed 27 years of independence with full success. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, speaking at a solemn ceremony at the Palace of International Forums in Tashkent, said that the well-being of people improved in recent years. This year the real income of Uzbek people has grown by 12%.

The events dedicated to the Independence Day are celebrated everywhere in Uzbekistan. Only in Tashkent, festive events were organized in 15 parks. The fireworks were arranged in evening.

Let us recall that Uzbekistan is a Turkic-speaking state in Central Asia. Its total area is 447,400 square kilometers, its population is 32 million 900 thousand people. Capital of the country is Tashkent.


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