Uzbekistan creates anti-corruption agency in bid to bolster international image

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-30 00:26:53|Editor: huaxia

TASHKENT, June 29 (Xinhua) -- Uzbekistan has created an agency to combat corruption harmful to the country's economy and international image, the Uzbek Justice Ministry said Monday.

The agency reports directly to the president and is accountable to the Oliy Majlis, the low and upper chambers of the parliament, the ministry added.

Earlier this year, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev proposed setting up an independent body to fight corruption.

Since Mirziyoyev took office in 2016, Uzbekistan has taken a series of measures to promote economic reforms, including liberalizing its foreign exchange market, reducing taxes and offering preferential treatment to foreign investment. Enditem