Defense Doctrine Act approved in Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Dec. 21
By Diana Aliyeva - Trend:
The 13th plenary session of the Senate of Oliy Mejlis (parliament) of the Republic of Uzbekistan approved the Defense Doctrine Act of the Republic of Uzbekistan on December 20, 2017.
According to the Senate Information Service, the doctrine is designed to enforce the targets set by the State Program on implementation of the Strategy of Actions across five priority development domains of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017–2021.
The defense doctrine accumulates official positions, principles, and approaches toward national security in the military field.
The document is based on the legal acts of Uzbekistan and norms of international law; it pursues the national interests of the country, being adapted to the international and regional military political situation, the nature of military conflicts today; the doctrine sets the priorities of the national policy in defense, the key principles and vectors of training, development, and use of the armed forces.
The provisions of the doctrine will be refined and amended according to the law based on changes in spectrum of threats to national security in military sphere, military political situation, nature of military conflicts today, objectives and directions of development of the military establishment of the country.
The key priorities of the state toward securing the military security are detailed by the president of Uzbekistan, the Commander-in-Chief.
The defense doctrine is transparent, thus following the international practices in adoption of similar conceptual documents.
It endorses and improves the practices of transparency of the foreign policy of Uzbekistan, priority of development of meaningful relations with the immediate neighbors.
The document secures transparency of the country's defense policy, ensures organizational and legal framework for efficient military political cooperation with other states in security and defense.