The new state emblem of the Republic of Uzbekistan was created to reflect the many centuries of experience of the Uzbek people.
An eight-pointed star is located at the top of the emblem, symbolising the unity and confirmation of the Republic. The crescent and star inside the eight-pointed star are the sacred symbols of Islam. The mythical bird Semurg with outstretched wings is placed in the centre of the emblem as the symbol of the national renaissance. The entire composition aims to express the desire of the Uzbek people for peace, happiness and prosperity. At the bottom of the emblem is inscribed the word “Uzbekistan” written in Uzbek on a ribbon in the national colours of the flag of the Republic.