Uzbekistan, Tashkent, July 2 / Trend D. Azizov /
Uzbekistan marks 18 years from the date of adoption of the State Emblem of the Republic. The law "State Emblem of the Republic of Uzbekistan" was signed by Uzbek President Islam Karimov July 2, 1992.
The State Emblem is set off by a wreath of branches of cotton and wheat spikes as a symbol of farming, today's high potential. The sun's rays lighting the blooming valley, mountains and rivers symbolize the rich nature of Uzbekistan. The crescent and star are depicted in the upper part of the emblem inside octagonal star. This expresses national traditions and values, high spirituality and faith. The legendary bird with outstretched wings Khumo, a symbol of happiness, freedom, dignity, good luck, is depicted in the center of the emblem.