Uzbekistan’s priority is to continue strengthening the atmosphere of peace and calmness, interethnic and civil consent in the country, said the country’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in his congratulatory message to Uzbek citizens.
“We had a lot of bright, happy days, great success and achievements in our country,” he noted. “We overcame all difficulties with dignity thanks to people.”
The Uzbek president said also that the year 2016 leaves a bright trace in the history of Uzbekistan as the year of the 25th anniversary of the country's independence, and noted the progress reached by representatives of various professions, as well as Uzbek athletes at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Mirziyoyev recalled that the year 2017 has been declared as the year of dialogue with the people and human interests in Uzbekistan.