It is emphasized that the Constitution of our country provides equality to all citizens, regardless of their race, gender, religious affiliation. By the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan of May 19, 2017 "On Measures for Further Improvement of Interethnic Relations and Friendly Relations with Foreign Countries", a Committee on Interethnic Relations and Friendly Relations with Foreign Countries was established at the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the basis of the Republican International Cultural Center.
Director of the National Center for Human Rights of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Chairman of the Committee on Democratic Institutions, Non-Governmental Organizations and Self-Governing Bodies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis A. Saidov spoke about the history of writing the Basic Law of our country, and also drew attention to the fact that this year in Uzbekistan visited the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the special rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Council on the issue of freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed, who appreciate highly the achievements of Uzbekistan in the field of interethnic harmony and tolerance.
The reports on the topics "The Role and Place of the Principles of Tolerance in the Public Life of Uzbekistan", "The Processes of Development of Interethnic Relations and Issues of Tolerance in Independent Uzbekistan", "Issues of Tolerance in the Era of Globalization and Information Civilization" were addressed by Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Rakhbar Murtazayeva, member of the Committee of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis Kodir Juraev, head of the department of the Committee on Interethnic Relations and Friendly Relations with Foreign Countries under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Speakers noted that for the further strengthening of interethnic harmony and stability in the society, the principles enshrined in the Constitution of Uzbekistan are of particular importance. In the further strengthening of interethnic accord, an important role is played by the Strategy of Actions on the five priority development directions of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021, adopted at the initiative of the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
At the conference, issues of further increasing the effectiveness of the activities of national cultural centers and friendship societies were discussed, and recommendations were given to address topical issues.