28/02/11 Bollettino d'informazione (febbraio 2011)

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BOLLETTINO D’INFORMAZIONE
(FEBBRAIO 2011) 

 

ROMA

 

CONTENUTO

  1. UZBEKISTAN AND JAPAN STEP UP COOPERATION
  2. MEETING IN OQSAROY RESIDENCE 
  3. PRESIDENT: “CHILDREN'S SPORT IS THE FUTURE OF UZBEK SPORTS”
  4. RAMSAR CONVENTION'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY MARKED
  5. UZBEK-US BUSINESS FORUM HELD
  6. UZBEK-TURKMEN JOINT COMMISSION MEETS IN TASHKENT
  7. DEVELOPMENT OF ARAL SEA AREA IN 2010 CONSIDERED
  8. ALISHER NAVOI’S 570TH ANNIVERSARY MARKED
  9. KASYMJANOV AMONG LEADERS AT AEROFLOT OPEN
  10. IMAGES OF OUTSTANDING ANCESTORS

UZBEKISTAN AND JAPAN STEP UP COOPERATION

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan was in Tokyo on official visit February 8-10.

During his stay in Japan, President Karimov met with Emperor Akihito, Prime Minister Naoto Kan, Speakers of higher and lower houses of Japanese parliament Takeo Nishioka and Takahiro Yokomichi, respectively, minister of foreign affairs Seiji Maehara, the leaders and members of parliamentary groups of friendship – DPJ-Uzbekistan and LDPJ-Uzbekistan. 

During the talks, the sides carried out an extensive and productive dialogue on the current state and prospects of relations between Uzbekistan and Japan, on a wide array of cooperation areas. 

The two sides agreed that bilateral ties have come to be put on a dynamic development track following Uzbekistan’s declaration of independence and the subsequent establishment of diplomatic relations in December 1991, built on principles of equality, constructive partnership, mutual interest and respect. The first official visit by President Islam Karimov to Japan in May 1994 instituted a solid foundation for a long-term multidimensional interaction. 

The Republic of Uzbekistan and Japan in 2002 signed a Joint Statement on Friendship, Strategic Partnership and Cooperation in Tokyo, a logical outcome of the expanding bilateral interaction. 

The political dialogue received an additional boost during the then Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s official visit to Uzbekistan in August 2006. 

In May 2010, within the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank in Tashkent, President Islam Karimov met with the Japanese delegation headed by Naoto Kan, the present-day Prime Minister. 

The two nations have worked out a constructive cooperation within the framework of international organizations and institutions. Uzbekistan is consistently supportive of Japan’s aspiration for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council. In its turn, Japan backed Uzbekistan’s initiative to declare Central Asia a zone free of nuclear weapons. 

The two sides have been vigorous in bolstering multilateral contacts within Central Asia + Japan dialogue format. 

Inter-parliamentary cooperation has been enhancing between Uzbekistan and Japan. 

The most pressing in the development of strategic partnership between the two countries is trade and economic and investment domain. 

Today, Japan is one of the major investors into Uzbek economy. The volume of Japanese financial enclosures assigned for the execution of priority projects in hydrocarbon industry, transport, telecommunications, healthcare, agriculture and other sectors has totaled 2.3 billion U.S. dollars, including the government-privileged yen credits worth more than 1.2 billion U.S. dollars, over 280 million dollars in honorary aid, more than 110 million dollars in technical assistance, over 720 million dollars in commercial credits. 

Major infrastructure projects have been implemented with the participation of leading Japanese companies that included the construction of Bukhoro and the reconstruction of Farg’ona oil refinery mills, Tashkent train car repair plant, modernization of airports in Uzbekistan’s historical towns of Samarqand, Bukhoro, Urganch, digitalization of telecommunications networks of the Republic. 

Toshguzar-Boysun-Qumqo’rg’on, a modern railway line in southern Uzbekistan, has been commissioned for use. A joint venture manufacturing buses and trucks in Samarqand in cooperation with the Japanese Isuzu and Itochu corporations, as well as a Sumitomo-owned telecommunications services company have been successfully operating in Uzbekistan. Within the framework of UN Clean Development Mechanism, seven projects are under implementation jointly with Japanese partners. 

The intergovernmental agreement on liberalization, mutual protection and encouragement of investments, in force since 24 September 2009, facilitates the growing interest of Japanese companies to Uzbekistan and setting up persistent bonds with Uzbek partners in realization of joint longer-range investment projects. 

The Japan Agency for International Cooperation (JICA) and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) operate in Uzbekistan through their representative offices in Tashkent. 

In its due contribution to training highly qualified specialists, the Uzbek-Japanese Center in Tashkent bases its syllabi on Japan’s experience of economic progress. 

Founded in 1994, Uzbek-Japanese and Japanese-Uzbek committees on economic cooperation have been rather instrumental in enlarging trade and economic ties. 

The meeting and talks of President Islam Karimov with Prime Minister Naoto Kan proceeded in friendly, candid and constructive atmosphere, traditional for Uzbek-Japanese relations. Along with discussion of extensive agenda over bilateral cooperation in political, economic, social and educational spheres, the parties also exchanged views on international issues. 

The Japanese partners stressed Uzbekistan’s key role in ensuring security, stability and sustainable development in the region. 

Tokyo supports the efforts of the Republic of Uzbekistan in addressing regional issues, including the use of water resources in Central Asia region based on universally recognized principles of international law with regard to the interests of the region’s states. 

It was stated that Uzbekistan and Japan were making an important contribution to the socio-economic development of Afghanistan and stabilizing the country. The sides highlighted the necessity for further improving the international assistance to reconstruction and peaceful development of that nation. 

The talks touched on the issues of further development of trade and economic, investment and financial cooperation. 

During the visit of President Islam Karimov to Japan, the Uzbek delegation signed a few agreements with major companies specializing in high technologies, aimed at attracting Japanese technologies and investment in such rapidly developing sectors of the economy as oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, power engineering and textile industry. 

The sides inked agreements on long-term supply of uranium concentrate, exploration in promising areas in the territory of Uzbekistan, as well as cooperation in production of rare metals and rare earth elements.

National Bank of Uzbekistan for Foreign Economic Activity signed an agreement with leading Japanese banks, Tokyo-Mitsubishi and Sumitomo-Mitsui, on funding joint projects. 

The sides reached agreement on enhancing the cooperation in the framework of the Official Development Assistance. The memorandum on economic cooperation signed between the foreign ministries of both countries in the framework of the Official Development Assistance provides for a long-term soft loan for Uzbekistan in yen for the electrification project of Qarshi-Termiz railway. 

The memorandum on the development of foreign trade and investment, signed during the visit between the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, provides for greater cooperation and involvement of Japanese high-tech and know-how in the economy of Uzbekistan, energy- and resource-efficient projects. 

During the official visit, President Islam Karimov and Prime Minister Naoto Kan signed a joint statement between Uzbekistan and Japan, which reflected an assessment of the current state and prospects of Uzbek-Japanese relations, as well as common approaches to cooperation in the international arena. 

The sides noted that the reached agreements and penned documents could reinforce a robust foundation for multifaceted cooperation and create an enabling environment for reliable extensive development of strategic partnership at a higher level.


 
MEETING IN OQSAROY RESIDENCE 

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received the delegation of the American-Uzbek Chamber of Commerce headed by its chairwoman Carolyn Lamm at Oqsaroy residence in Tashkent on 18 February, UzA informs. 

Carolyn Lamm said during the meeting that the American-Uzbek Chamber of Commerce assigned an honorable award to President Islam Karimov for ensuring a stable transformation of Uzbekistan’s economy into an effectively run market economy. 

She stressed that the decision – taken by the chamber whose membership includes such leaders of global industry as Boeing, Honeywell, General Electric, Exxon Mobil, General Motors, Sikorsky Aircraft, Zeppelin International, Nobel and others – was indicative of the international recognition of the concept of gradual transition to market economy, elaborated by President Islam Karimov and acknowledged across the world as the Uzbek model of development. 

The management of Boeing and Honeywell who participated in the meeting noted that the Uzbek model of economic reforms, built on the five principles of transition worked out by President Karimov, had ensured a shock-free macroeconomic stability and profound structural transformations, and create an environment facilitating a smooth shift to market relations in the country. 

The works by President Karimov on the concepts of transition from the administrative command economy to the market system and the Anticrisis Program have confirmed their high effectiveness in practice. These concepts have an important practical significance in the elaboration and implementation of macroeconomic policy in transitional economies and can serve as a good starting point for both the developing and developed nations. 

In a relatively short period of time, Uzbekistan ensured a transition from an economy based on raw materials to a diversified industrial one, building on modernization, technical and technological renewal of industry and agriculture based on an active investment policy, manufacture of competitive export-oriented goods, as well as an accelerated development of small business and private entrepreneurship. 

It is worth noting that the International Monetary Fund considers Uzbekistan the most dynamically developing economy among the CIS countries and one of the five most rapidly growing economies in the world. 

The well thought-out, targeted and long-term concept of the Anticrisis Program became a logical continuation of the economic reforms in Uzbekistan. Its effective implementation has helped maintain macroeconomic and financial sustainability, stable development of the real sector, and lay a solid ground for the subsequent steadily high rates of economic growth for years to come. 

Thanks to this, US companies like the General Motors, Texaco, Chartis and a number of others have already been successfully realizing major investments in Uzbekistan, while such renowned high-tech leaders as Honeywell, Sikorsky Aircraft, Exxon Mobil and General Electric are in the process of commencing their investment activities in the Uzbek economy. 

The representatives of the American-Uzbek Chamber of Commerce highlighted the macroeconomic indicators of Uzbekistan, in particular high GDP growth rates, stable budget surplus, balance of payments and trade, steady growth of the gold and currency reserves and the low level of the state debt. 

During the meeting, President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov expressed confidence that the American-Uzbek Chamber would continue to be an instrument of expansion of trade-economic and investment cooperation between the two nations. 

The members of the American-Uzbek Chamber of Commerce thanked the head of Uzbekistan for the warm welcome. 

Prospects of further development of Uzbek-American relations in the economic and investment spheres were discussed at the conversation. It was stressed that both sides were interested in attracting advanced US technologies and investments in the dynamically developing economy of Uzbekistan, and that the efforts would be continued to create a favorable environment for such interaction on the basis of strategic partnership.

PRESIDENT: “CHILDREN'S SPORT IS THE FUTURE OF UZBEK SPORTS”


The meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Sport Fund was held in Oqsaroy residence in Tashkent on 25 February under the chairmanship of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov. 

The head of the state spoke about the extensive work carried out since the creation of the fund, which operates with support of the government agencies, industrial enterprises, NGOs and the general public. 

Thanks to the work of the fund, the development of children’s sports has really become a powerful national movement, Islam Karimov said. He touched upon the most important tasks that the fund faces in its activity. 

“The interest, enthusiasm and love for sports in our children should be formed from early childhood. Only in this case can we make sports a constant companion in the people’s lives,” the President stressed. 

“We can reach the intended goal by attracting children to sports at preschool and early school age. At the same time, we must not forget that each child has a vast inner world, and a special attention should be attached to this,” he underlined. 

“Only those children who regularly go in for sports at an early age will grow physically strong and healthy. This will allow each parent to achieve his or her dream – to raise healthy children and to establish a healthy lifestyle in the society. 

“Sports from an early age strengthen the child’s character, through participation in competitions he or she form such qualities as strength and courage, the desire to victory, first of all victory over himself or herself, and foundations for strong will are laid. 

By victory over oneself I mean that this is primarily self-education, strong discipline, elimination of shortcomings and overcoming difficulties,” Islam Karimov said. 

“As we know, without the development of children’s sports, we cannot ensure the future of the Uzbek sports and increase its fame on the international arena. 

“It is not a secret today that sport is becoming the most efficient and effective way of demonstrating the potential of the nation and raising the national pride and honor. 

“If there are currently about 7 billion people living on Earth, the most famous and well-known personalities among them are sportsmen. For example, at the Asian Games in China last year, which were attended by representatives of many large states, when the team of Uzbekistan in rhythmic gymnastics rose to the podium, I personally experienced unforgettable moments. I think that such achievements of our athletes bring great excitement to all of our compatriots. 

“The youth football team of Uzbekistan won the second place at the Asian Cup and won the right to participate in the forthcoming World Cup in Mexico. This is a historic event in our sports life. And there are many such examples. 

“If we want the Uzbek sports to occupy a deserved place on the international arena, we must systematically develop the children’s and youth’s sports. I think we are all well aware of this truth. 

“Putting it short, children’s sport should be the future of the Uzbek sports, the basis of increasing the glory of the Uzbek sports on the international arena,” the President emphasized. 

“The children’s sports plays an immeasurably important role in achieving the great goal we set, which is upbringing the harmoniously developed generation, making our children the decisive force in the society, and Uzbekistan’s gaining its rightful place among the developed countries. I think there is no need to dwell on this issue. 

“As we know, many companies are currently working in our country using high technologies, employing thousands and thousands of young people who graduated from universities, lyceums and colleges. In forming boys and girls as qualified specialists, apart from their mastering modern knowledge and skills, their going in for sports and strong physical development is also an important factor. 

“In this regard, I would like to note once again that in the 21st century of uncompromising competition, only a generation and a nation that is physically strong, spiritually mature and intellectually rich may win. 

“We often witness how the television in many foreign countries regularly shows programs glorifying the country and its people, praising them for the whole world. Especially touching are moments when the state flag is raised and the national anthem in honor of the winner athletes is heard. 

“Our national television should broadcast more of such programs, which increase the glory of Uzbekistan in the world, it should pay continued attention to creating a bright image of the country on the international arena; this will be a great spiritual and educational work,” the head of the state said. 

The President continued saying that in order to raise the young people as personalities that are not inferior to anyone and are able to reach the highest goals, sport and physical education should deeper penetrate the people’s lives, and the issue of children’s sports should always be the focus of the state and society. 

Islam Karimov drew the attention of the meeting participants to another important aspect, which is achievements in improving the health of the people, especially the children. This has been reached through large-scale reforms in the social sphere, including in healthcare, education, sports, protection of motherhood and childhood. 

The President brought up the following examples: if in 2005, absolutely healthy children accounted for 52.7 percent, in 2010 this figure reached 62.6 percent. Considering that in the developed world, the figure is 70 to 72 percent, it is obvious that Uzbekistan has achieved significant growth in this direction. 

In 2010, compared to 2005, the incidence of acute respiratory viral infections among students fell by 12.8 per cent, pneumonia by 15.5, bronchitis by 16.2 and scoliosis by 11.6 percent. Over the past five years, the height of boys aged 10-14 increased by an average of 2.3 centimeters and girls by 2 centimeters, while weight increased by 2.6 and 2.9 kilograms respectively, Islam Karimov said. 

We should not stop here, the President said, calling for setting more ambitious goals, namely, working constantly to achieve the level of the developed countries. 

The meeting participants considered the activity of the Children’s Sports Development Fund over the past year. 

In 2010, in accordance with the State Program “Year of Harmoniously Developed Generation”, special attention was paid to physical education and sport, in particular, further development of children’s sports, construction of modern sports complexes and stadiums in cities and villages, providing them with sports equipment and qualified trainers. This program has intensified measures to promote healthy lifestyle, increase the medical culture of the population, and develop mass sports, particularly among children. 

The meeting reviewed the results of the program of construction, reconstruction and capital repairs of children’s sports facilities and swimming pools in 2010. Last year, 95 objects were commissioned, including 61 in rural areas. 

This year’s final stage of the Barkamol Avlod-2011 sports competitions will be held in Surkhandarya region. In connection with this, a number of new children’s sports facilities are being constructed in the city of Termez, the regional center. A universal gym with a football and track and field arena, which will seat 10,000 spectators, is being erected here. 

The head of the state made recommendations on the preparation and conduction of the large-scale sporting event, organized in Surkhandarya for the first time. Barkamol Avlod is a major youth forum, which has a great sociopolitical and spiritual significance. 

Under the Football Development Program, opening of children’s and youth football clubs by professional football clubs in Andijan, Namangan and Samarkand regions is planned in 2011. 

Also this year, construction, reconstruction and overhaul of 149 objects, including 130 objects of children’s sports and 19 swimming pools, will be carried out using the funds of the Children’s Sports Development Fund. 118 objects of the total number will be built in rural areas. 

The meeting participants discussed issues of ensuring compliance of newly constructed and renovated children’s sports facilities, particularly swimming pools, to modern requirements and their efficient operation. 

The also considered the process of the formation and targeted use of the funds of the Children’s Sports Development Fund. Last year, the fund intended to accumulate UZS 111.1 billion and the factual figure reached UZS 116.8 billion. Foreign currency funds amounted to USD 1.72 million. 

During 2008-2011, the accumulated funds increased by 55.9 percent, which indicates the increasing attention of sponsors to the development of children’s sports in the country. 

All these funds were used for their intended purpose – construction and major renovation of children’s sports venues and facilities, swimming pools, as well as equipment of sports facilities opened in 2010. The funds were also used to ensure that children, especially girls, from families in need of social support, were provided with sports equipment and clothing, to hold sports events and support participation of Uzbek students in international competitions. 

The Children’s Sports Development Fund and regional administrations actively cooperate in attracting girls and boys to sports. As a result of this work, 1.6 million students aged 6-15 regularly went in for sports in 2010. This figure currently stands at 34.5 percent versus 29.2 percent in 2008, while among girls it has increased from 24.1 to 30.9 percent. 

The opening of the regional gymnastics federations and centers expanded opportunities of girls to go in for sports. Because of this, the number of girls involved in rhythmic gymnastics tripled in the last two years. In addition, the number of girls going in for table tennis and swimming is also increasing. 

President Islam Karimov drew the attention to the need of a special approach to attract girls to sports and create appropriate conditions for this, especially in rural areas. 

It is important that the girls who go in for sports today, will bring the love to sports to their children when they become mothers. This is the essence and value of the “Healthy mother – healthy child” program implemented in the country, Islam Karimov said. 

The Board of Trustees considered the issue of equipping the children’s sports facilities with necessary equipment of domestic production. 

Between 2003 and 2010, the Children’s Sport Development Fund sponsored the equipment of 1,199 newly built children’s sports facilities for UZS 18.91 billion. 

Domestic enterprises like Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combine, Fayz holding company, Sovplastital joint venture, Uzeltekhsanoat association, Uzavtosanoat joint stock company and others, as well as small businesses and private entrepreneurs launched production of a wide range of sports equipment. In particular, Uz-Tong Hong Co. joint venture started the production of basketballs, footballs and volleyballs in 2010. 

As a result of the taken measures, children’s sports objects are equipped primarily by domestically produced items. All sports facilities launched in 2010 were fully equipped according to established norms with domestic products. In 2011, launch of production of stopwatches and chess clocks is planned.

  

RAMSAR CONVENTION'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY MARKED

The Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan held an event devoted to the 40th anniversary of the Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran on 2 February 1971 and known as the Ramsar Convention.

The aim of the convention is to preserve the nature in its initial form, protect the flora and fauna and ensure rational use of natural resources.

At present, a large number of projects is being implemented to pursue the tasks set out in the intergovernmental treaty, ratified by 160 countries, including Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan ratified the Ramsar Convention in 2001, and has carried out a widescale work to implement the document.

In particular, Dengizkul lake in Bukhara region was included in the list of wetlands of international importance. The basins of Aidarkul-Arnasay lakes were included in the system of internationally protected lakes.

The event participants listened to reports on implementing international norms in using natural resources and protecting the environment, ensuring ecological safety in the country and other issues.

UZBEK-US BUSINESS FORUM HELD

The Uzbek-US business forum was held in Tashkent on 18 February in the framework of the visit to Uzbekistan of Robert Blake, US Assistant State Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs.
Opening the forum, Galina Saidova, Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade, said cooperation between Uzbekistan and the United States was developing in all areas, including trade and economy.
Last year, the trade turnover between the two countries made up UZS 181 million. More than 240 joint ventures set up with American capital operate in Uzbekistan, along with representative offices of 63 US companies.
The work in the areas like car building, oil and gas, textile, food industry, construction materials, tourism, trade, services and others.
The US highly value their relations with Uzbekistan, Robert Blake said. Uzbekistan is a country with rich resources. Even in the conditions of the global economic crisis, Uzbekistan has maintained macroeconomic stability and high growth rates, he noted.
The US Assistant State Secretary stressed that Uzbekistan was taking an active part in the socioeconomic recovery of Afghanistan, providing this country with humanitarian aid, electricity, construction materials, and assisting in building transport communications.
Among the US companies present at the business forum were General Electric Energy, Sikorsky Aircraft, Boeing, ExxonMobil, Honeywell, Zeppelin International, Case New Holland and others.
The delegations of the two countries discussed expansion of mutual trade, increasing the number of joint ventures and implementing projects in Navoi free industrial zone.
The representatives of the US business also held talks at various ministries and departments of Uzbekistan.

UZBEK-TURKMEN JOINT COMMISSION MEETS IN TASHKENT

The Uzbek-Turkmen joint commission for trade-economic, scientific-technical and cultural cooperation held a session in Tashkent on 22 February. 

Opening the meeting, Vice Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Elyor Ganiev said the relations between the two countries were successfully developing in all areas. 

Both Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan are interested in expansion of mutual cooperation, which is proved by the regular meetings at the highest level. 

The two states have huge potential for development of relations in the economic sector, including oil and gas, international cargo transit, and other fields. 

The volume of mutual trade between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan made up USD 195.5 million last year. The sides agreed to use all opportunities to increase this figure in the future. 

Minister of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations of Turkmenistan Bayar Abayev expressed satisfaction with the results of cooperation in various areas. 

“The relations between our countries are developing dynamically in the spirit of mutual trust, respect and interest,” he said at the session.

DEVELOPMENT OF ARAL SEA AREA IN 2010 CONSIDERED

The session of the Joqargy Kenes (Supreme Council) of Karakalpakstan held in Nukus considered the results of the region’s development in 2010 and tasks for the year 2011.
It was noted at the session that the gross regional product of Karakalpakstan increased by 10% last year, industrial production by 9.4%, consumer goods production by 9.2%, agricultural production by 7%, retail trade by 21.3% and service sector by 10.5%.
The share of small businesses and private entrepreneurs in the region’s economy reached 63.6%, more than doubling over the past 10 years from 26.9% in 2000.
Over 48,300 new workplaces were created in 2010 in Karakalpakstan, of which 75% were in the small business and farming sectors.
In Karauzak district, construction of the cement plant is continuing. The plant is expected to produce 1 million tons of cement per year.
At Surgil deposit on the Ustyurt plateau, construction of the gas-chemical complex will start soon. The complex will have a capacity to process 4 billion cubic meters of gas annually.
Nukus Textile, Turtkul Asaka Textile, Astra Textile, Khojayli Textile and Amudaryo Textile companies are undergoing modernization.

ALISHER NAVOI’S 570TH ANNIVERSARY MARKED

Various events devoted to the 570th anniversary of the great poet and thinker Alisher Navoi are being held across Uzbekistan.
The conference on the role of Alisher Navoi’s heritage in upbringing young people was held in Navoi.
The event, organized by the Republican spirituality center, Navoi smelting combine and Navoi mountain college, gathered professors and students of the region’s universities and secondary education institutions.
The participants at the forum spoke about the life and work of Navoi and stressed that his literaru heritage has a great importance in upbringing the youth.
“The works of Navoi occupy a special place in the Oriental literature and namely Uzbek classic literature,” dean of Uzbek philology faculty of Navoi state pedagogical institute Botir Zaripov said.
UzA

KASYMJANOV AMONG LEADERS AT AEROFLOT OPEN

Rustam Kasymjanov of Uzbekistan, who is participating in the group A of the international chess festival Aeroflot Open 2011 in Moscow, is one of the main contenders for the top prize.
In the fifth round, Kasymjanov defeated the FIDE master from Russia Ivan Bukavshin.
In the sixth round, Kasymjanov faced Le Quang Lem of Vietnam. Last November, Kasimjanov defeated his Vietnamese opponent twice during the Guangzhou Asian Games.
This time, the meeting with Le Quang Lem ended in a draw.
In the seventh round, Kasymjanov, who is among leaders with 4.5 points, will play against Russian grandmaster Nikita Vityugov.

IMAGES OF OUTSTANDING ANCESTORS

IN THE CREATIVITY OF MODERN ARTISTS

Every February, the people of Uzbekistan widely celebrate two events - the birthdays of two famous and respected poets - Alisher Navoi and Zahiriddin Muhammad Bobur. In this respect, the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan opens the personal exhibition of Temur Sa’dulla entitled as “Recollecting Our Ancestors”.
Patriotism, buoyancy, ability to understand and value cultural and spiritual heritage - these qualities are felt in each works of the gifted artist who imbibed them from his tutors. The well- known Uzbek artist Chingiz Ahmarov and expert in Navoiy lyrics Professor Khamid Suleymanov have played a considerable role in the artist’s creativity. Being a teacher and instructor for the young artist, Chingiz Ahmarov subsequently made some joint creative compositions with him - wall paintings that now decorate the Abu Rayhon Beruniy Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, the Abu Ali ibn Sino Palace of Culture in Bukhoro, and others. Chingiz Ahmarov has made a major influence on the formation of Temur Sa’dulla’s creative path, favoring the revelation of the artist’s talent. According to his master’s advice, the young artist entered the Art Graphics Faculty of the Tashkent Pedagogical University. When the promising artist chose “Navoi Lyrics” as the theme of his diploma, Chingiz Ahmarov acquainted him with Khamid Suleymanov, a well-known expert, connoisseur of the great poet’s creativity who later offered Temur Sa’dulla a job in the Alisher Navoi State Museum of Literature.
“I was inspired with the life and creativity of Alisher Navoi and Zahiriddin Bobur since long time,” admitted Temur Sa’dulla. “They are a worthy example for the youth. Their creativity will always be of a great importance in spiritual-ethical education of the growing generation.”
Temur Sa’dulla is a member of the Creative Association of Uzbekistan of the Academy of Arts, the winner of the “Ofarin” Prize, awarded for his high artistic talent in embodying the images of outstanding historic figures of our country. He was also decorated with the silver medal of the Academy of Arts for the contribution to the modern art of Uzbekistan. His awesome works take a worthy place in the State Museum of Arts and in the Alisher Navoi State Museum of Literature. Temur Sa’dulla is the participant of many republican, regional and foreign exhibitions.
The current exposition of the artist consists of 26 products, as well as several books of Alisher Navoi and Zahirriddin Muhammad Bobur illustrated by the author. Pieces from the literary works of the prominent poets could be seen there, as well as works informing about their lives.
Paying tribute to the great figures of the past, we understand, that to our today’s successes we are obliged to their achievements, and keep on seeking inspiration from the rich heritage left by them.

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