by H.E. Mr. Islam Karimov,
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan,
at the Plenary Session
of the UN Millennium Development Goals Summit
Distinguished Mr. Chairman!
One of the most serious obstacles, as it is underscored in the UN Millennium Declaration, in the course of struggle against poverty, misery, hunger, growth of maternal and child mortality, epidemics and other problems of humanity are the ongoing wars and conflicts on our planet, continuing interstate, interethnic and inter-religious confrontations.