Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev became the country’s president in 2016 and immediately carried out many reforms. Uzbekistan is gradually reviving and gaining strength. There is even a personal virtual reception room where anyone can write, and the Uzbek president will definitely respond. But who is this mysterious man?
Shavkat Mirziyoyev was born on July 24, 1957. The Mirziyoyev family is old and respected, living mainly in the village of Yakhtan. Moreover, the Mirziyoyevs themselves are descendants of the ancient Mirtuppii family. True, Shavkat Miromonovich was in the homeland of his ancestors only once.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev went to school in the village of Zaamin. The training was conducted in Russian, so the president speaks two languages fluently. More precisely, three: he additionally studied English. After school, the future president went to Tashkent and entered the Institute of Irrigation and Land Reclamation. By profession, Shavkat Miromonovich is not a diplomat or a political scientist, but an engineer. Moreover, he is a scientist: the president has a Candidate of Technical Sciences degree, and at the time of receiving it he was one of the youngest scientists at his native institute.
The leader of Uzbekistan is married to Ziroathon Makhmudovna Khoshimova, also an engineer by training, and they have three children. The only son was named, continuing the Mirziyoyev family tradition, Miralisher. There are also grandchildren – as many as five.
The future president began his political career in the 90s. He was elected as a people’s deputy to the parliament of the Uzbek SSR. On August 31, 1991, Uzbekistan gained independence, but Shavkat Miromonovich retained his place. A year later, the future president became a khokim (something like the head of the district administration).
Subsequently, he regularly became a deputy and khokim, and by 2003 he rose to the rank of prime minister. And he quickly became one of the most influential people in Uzbekistan.
Mirziyoyev might not have become president, position etc. O. received when Nigmatilla Yuldoshev refused this opportunity. However, the official elections put everything in its place: Shavkat Miromonovich received 88.61% of the votes. From this moment on, Mirziyoyev serves as the President of Uzbekistan.
In his post, Shavkat Miromonovich has made great progress. Among his merits are the return of civil liberties to citizens of Uzbekistan, the establishment of international relations, the fight against corruption and bureaucracy, reforms in the field of education, economics, and religion. So the information that the president has three of Uzbekistan’s highest awards at once will hardly surprise anyone.