Dear veterans of the Second World War, participants of the labor front, labor veterans!
Today, on the eve of the great holidays - the Day of Memory and Honor and the 74th anniversary of the Victory in the Second World War, we all, bowing to the courage and nobility of our people, manifested during the most bloody and terrible war, we express our deep respect to our compatriots who gave their lives for the world, for our clear sky, for the possibility of our confident progress.
We shall always remember that the Second World War - the most monstrous in the history of mankind - brought a lot of suffering and hardship to our people, became the cause of countless victims.
More than one and a half million Uzbeks were mobilized and went to the front. Every third of them died a brave death in the battlefields, over 60 thousand returned home disabled.
In spite of the pain and bitterness of the loss of fathers, brothers, sons, our people accepted more than a million refugees into their families, giving them shelter, sometimes sharing the last piece of bread.
These feats - at the front and in the rear, must forever remain an example of perseverance, fortitude for all subsequent generations. Our youth should be aware of the feat of ancestors who valiantly fought against fascism, and, while preserving the spirit of patriotism and national pride, be prepared for their work, their clear civic stance, to do everything to prevent this horror from recurring and to be able to defend the independence of their homeland . Today, when the number of hotbeds of tension is growing in different regions of the world, the struggle for peace is becoming the most urgent task.
The government of our country is doing everything to further strengthen the independence of the Motherland, safeguard the integrity of our borders, counter threats such as international terrorism, extremism: the fighting capacity of our Armed Forces is strengthened, cooperation with countries of the near and far abroad is developing in the name of peace and security.
At the same time, each of us contributes to strengthening the power of the republic through honest and selfless work. JSC Almalyk MMC is constantly working to expand the prospects for further strengthening the economic potential of our country. And by increasing the output and the variety of final products, strengthening our economic position, we increase the possibility of providing social assistance, including to participants in the war, the labor front, and plant veterans. After all, the Day of Memory and Honor is a holiday for those who, with their labor feats, contribute new facts to the chronicle in the independence of our state. Many workers of the plant were awarded government awards, all of us today are working on the reconstruction and modernization of our production, increasing the raw material base of the enterprise, expanding the geography of its structural divisions.
This year, the Day of Memory and Honors is celebrated in Uzbekistan with even greater respect and honor to our war veterans. By the decree of President Sh. Mirziyoyev, every veteran and war-disabled person will be provided with material assistance in the amount of 7.5 million UZS, government decrees will name the streets where they used to live by the names of wartime heroes, and organize permanent care for medical and social care for each participant and disabled in the World War II.
In return, the Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Complex shall also provide financial support to war veterans in the amount of 4 million UZS, and to participants in the labor front - in the amount of 3 million UZS. Disabled persons - participants of the Afghan war and liquidation of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, single and low-income labor veterans of the AGMK shall not be left without attention.
On behalf of the SFI Management Group, the board of Almalyk MMC, the entire staff of the enterprise, I want to say words of appreciation and gratitude for the feat of arms, for selfless work in the war and postwar years! Good health, happiness and well-being to you, your families, children and grandchildren!
From the bottom of my heart, congratulating everyone on the great holiday - Day of Memory and Honor, I want to wish peace, goodness and prosperity!
May the sky over our Motherland always be clear!
Chairman of the Board, JSC "Almalyk MMC"