January 14 is a holiday of the defenders of state sovereignty, territorial integrity, peaceful life and security of the population of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as a significant date for the formation of the national army – the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan.
Today, the republic is implementing a reform strategy based on a completely new approach aimed at improving the well-being of the population, practical provision of human rights and interests, the socio-economic development of our regions.
The effectiveness of these reforms largely depends, first of all, on peace and tranquility in the country, citizens' confidence in the future, the sense of involvement in the processes taking place in the country. The role and significance of the national army in building the bright future is undoubtedly very great.
It is the most reliable guarantee, the support on the path of effective implementation of democratic reforms, building free and prosperous life in our country.
We can proudly say that over the past period, Uzbekistan has obtained a professionally trained, well-equipped, national army devoted to the Motherland and the people, capable of conscientiously carrying out large-scale tasks to ensure the security and territorial integrity of our country, the inviolability of our frontiers, and to protect the peaceful and calm life of our citizens.
Today, every young man who has reached the draft age sincerely wishes to serve in the army. We are proud of our self-sacrificing, brave and courageous sons, as well as our powerful army.
Once again, I sincerely congratulate all the defenders of Motherland on the holiday! I wish you strength and bravery, courage and justice! Let there be no obstacles for bold ideas and noble deeds, let the fire of great goals and great opportunities always burn on your way!
May peace always reign in our country, may the sky above us always be clear! Happy holiday, my dear people!
Chairman of the Board of "Almalyk MMC" JSC,
Senator of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan