Member of the House of Lords of the UK Parliament, Deputy Chairman of Parliamentary Group “UK-Uzbekistan” Baroness Vivien Stern visited Uzbekistan from March 14 to 17.
The famous British politician held series of meetings in the Ministries of Justice, Internal Affairs, the committees of the Senate, the Commissioner for Human Rights of Oliy Majlis, the Institute for Monitoring Current Legislation under the President of Uzbekistan during the 4 days of her visit, reported the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan on March 19.
The guest also visited the National Centre for Human Rights, the Independent Institute to monitor the formation of civil society and took part in a “round table” held by the NGO “Regional Dialogue”.
Issues of cooperation in the field of human rights in the context of the concept of further deepening of democratic reforms and the formation of civil society in the country, launched by President Islam Karimov in November 2010, were discussed at the meetings.
The parliamentary group “UK-Uzbekistan”, headed by politician Lord John Waverley, was established in 2009. The Group for Cooperation with the Parliament of Great Britain was established by Oliy Majlis in 2010. Memorandum of Understanding between the groups, in which exchanges of delegations took place, was signed this September.