Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 19
By Demir Azizov – Trend:
Uzbekistan highly estimates the prospects for a constitutional and equal dialogue with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Akmal Saidov, director of the National Human Rights Center, told reporters on May 19.
He expressed hope that the results of talks held in Tashkent will become a strong stimulus for the fruitful development of relations with the UN in the field of human rights.
As it was reported earlier, on May 10-11, an OHCHR delegation, led by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, was on an official visit in Uzbekistan.
Al Hussein had meetings with Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, at the Uzbek parliament, government and with representatives of civil society and media.
“One of the important outcomes of the visit can be called a preliminary agreement with Uzbekistan on resuming cooperation with special rapporteurs and establishing work with the regional office of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Bishkek,” said Saidov.
“In general, praising the results of the visit, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein confirmed the readiness of the OHCHR to develop long-term and systematic cooperation,” added Saidov.