DAILY NEWS HERALD #58 Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan March 26, 2018

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President.. 1

Condolences to the President and people of Russia. 1

An international conference on Afghanistan “The Peace Process, Interaction towards Security, and Regional Cooperation”. 1

President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan arrives in Tashkent 1

Meeting with the US Under Secretary of State. 1

CULTURE.. 1

Uzbekistan: Cultural Heritage Roadmap. 1

Ecotourism... 3

Three Different Nuratas. 3

 

president

Condolences to the President and people of Russia

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev sent a letter of condolences to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in connection with numerous human casualties as a result of a fire in the city of Kemerovo. The Head of the state expressed sincere sympathy and support to people of Russia, families and relatives of the deceased.

(Source: UzA)

An international conference on Afghanistan “The Peace Process, Interaction towards Security, and Regional Cooperation”

President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan arrives in Tashkent

On March 26, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani arrived in Uzbekistan on a working visit at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov met the distinguished guest at Tashkent International Airport named after Islam Karimov.

After a short conversation, the delegation of Afghanistan left for the residence allocated for them.

As previously reported, on March 27, the heads of the two states will take part and deliver speeches at the International Conference on Afghanistan “Peace process, security cooperation and regional collaboration”.

The program of the visit also includes bilateral negotiations between the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and the President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.

(Source: UzA)

Meeting with the US Under Secretary of State

On March 26, 2018, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov met with the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs of the United States Thomas Shannon, who arrived in Tashkent to participate in the international conference on Afghanistan “Peace process, security cooperation and regional collaboration”.

The sides discussed the state and prospects for the development of Uzbekistan-American cooperation in various fields, as well as international and regional issues in the context of the agenda of the high-level Tashkent Forum that opens on March 27.

The U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan Pamela Leora Spratlen took part at the meeting.

(Source: UzA)

CULTURE

Uzbekistan: Cultural Heritage Roadmap

Tashkent has hosted an international media forum, “Roadmap of the project ‘Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan in collections around the world’ for 2018”.

Representatives of public and social organizations, academic institutions of our country, diplomatic missions and offices of international organizations accredited in Uzbekistan, national and foreign experts took part in the media forum.

At the opening session, it was stressed that Uzbekistan has entered a qualitatively new stage of its development. Adopted at the initiative of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and successfully being implemented, the Strategy of Actions has steered the way for radical reforms across all walks of life, including science and culture, and helped raise the efforts on this front to a qualitatively new level.

“Initiatives of the leadership of Uzbekistan to preserve the culture and identity of the people are unprecedented and large-scale and evoke a wide public response,” said the project manager, Honored Journalist of Uzbekistan Firdavs Abdukhalikov. “That is why civil institutions, public organizations, expert community, mass media are joining forces to address issues of preservation and enhancement of the cultural wealth of Uzbekistan. The conditions created by the country’s leader for the development of science, culture and arts, began to afford tangible outcomes.”

Within the framework of the project “Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan in collections around the world” a great work is being done to research and publish unique collections in books and albums related to Uzbekistan that are stored in celebrated museums, libraries and scientific centers of the planet. In 2017, ten volumes of the series were published, telling about the artifacts related to our country in the collections of Russia and Germany.

At the media forum, the future plans of the project, the so-called roadmap for 2018 were described in detail. It is planned to publish regular book-albums dedicated to museum collections in Russia, Germany, India, Great Britain, Turkey, France, the Czech Republic, the United States, and two albums dedicated to the collections of Uzbekistan - the State Museum of Arts and the State Museum of the History of Uzbekistan in Samarkand.

Thus, the 11th volume will be prepared under the guidance of German scholars - Annette Kremer (Linden Museum in Stuttgart), Christophe Rauch from the State Library of Berlin, Nora von Achenbach from the East Asian and Islamic Art Department of the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Hamburg and others.

The next volume will be devoted to the St. Petersburg Collection of the Museum of the History of Religions. The 13th volume will be titled “Carpet weaving in Uzbekistan: a tradition coming from centuries”. Above him are currently working specialists of the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography.

The 14th volume is dedicated to a unique collection of Sogdian numismatics in the collection of the British Museum, and the next album is the collections of the State Hermitage.

Some more new volumes will tell about the cultural heritage of Uzbekistan in the meetings of Great Britain, India, France, Turkey and other countries. For example, one book will be devoted to the collections of Uzbekistan, stored in Prague museums.

Along with the creation of books, it is planned to produce documentary films about the collections of the above-mentioned museums and libraries. Another important facet of the project is the work on the reproduction of ancient manuscripts in the form of facsimile editions and their donation to the government and people of Uzbekistan. It is implemented with the support of the Austrian publishing house Mueller and Schindler, as well as museums and libraries of the world and is designed to make Uzbekistan’s written heritage samples available for further study. In 2017, during the November final forum, five editions were presented: the Kattalangar Koran, the Temur Tempus, the Garden of Purity, the Hussein Baikaro Divan and the Miragename.

In 2018 this work will continue, and facsimile copies of Alisher Navoi’s lifetime manuscripts stored in the British Library, the Russian National Library, the National Library of Paris and the Windsor Royal Library, a collection with amazing miniatures Zafarname, a manuscript of Ambassador Rui Gonzalez Clavijo on the journey to Amir Temur’s court and others.

At the same time, a number of events are planned for this year, among which the II International Congress “Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan”, which will be held in June 2018 in St. Petersburg, will be the main one. It will bring together more than 300 scientists and experts on its site, new series albums will be presented, as well as facsimile copies of manuscripts. Along with official events, an unprecedented event will take place on the days of the congress: exhibitions of Uzbek art will be opened in the best museums of the city. For the exposition, the sites of the Russian Ethnographic Museum, the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the State Hermitage, the Kunstkamera and other famous museums are involved.

The final event in 2018 will be the holding of the final forum of the project “Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan in collections of the world” in Tashkent and Bukhara, during which the results of the work will be summed up, presentation and discussion of the next albums, presentations and discussions,

Head of the UNESCO Office in Uzbekistan Dendev Badarch, OSCE Project Co-ordinator in our country John MacGregor, British Ambassador to Uzbekistan Christopher Allan and others stressed that the project is aimed at the future, as the study of the cultural heritage of the people and the educational goal of the project will be transferred to the following generations, and that history will give a high appraisal to this colossal and important cause.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

ecotourism

Three Different Nuratas

Domestic tour agents have more and more offers for ecotourism every day. As a result, one and the same point on the map can be seen today in different ways. Here, for example, Nurata Reserve. We offer you an overview of the three most popular routes.

Route 1. Upper Hayat - Hayatsai - Tykchasai - Upper Uhum - Upper Hayat.

One-day walking route of average complexity with a length of 8 km (the duration of the excursion is about five hours). It should be borne in mind that hiking and descent on steep slopes create considerable physical stress, so this route should be offered to young or middle-aged people who are in good sports form.

The optimal number of the group is 4 people (three tourists and a local guide).

The purpose of the route: acquaintance with the natural and cultural landscapes of Khayatsai and Tykchasai, with the plant and animal world of the middle mountains of the Nuratau Ridge, observation of various species of birds - typical inhabitants of walnut forests, bushwood and mountain steppe, familiarizing with the traditional way of life of the local Tajik population.

Necessary equipment: binoculars or a telescope, jars for water.

Route 2. Upper Hayat - Uhum - Karysai - Mazar Eshon-Bobo - Uhum - Upper Hayat.

An uncomplicated one-day horse or pedestrian route with a length of 10.5 km (duration of the excursion is 4-4.5 hours).

The purpose of the route: acquaintance with the natural and cultural landscapes of Karysai, the plant and animal world of the middle mountains of the Nuratau Ridge, observation of various species of birds - typical inhabitants of walnut forests, shrublands and mountain steppe, inspection of the village of Uhum - one of the oldest settlements of the Nuratau Ridge, traditional way of life of the local population.

Equipment: cavalry saddles, saddlebags (hurjin), binoculars, camp utensils.

Route 3. Sentyab - Lake Fazilman - Ustuksai - Sob.

A simple two-day horse or foot ethnoecological route with a length of about 44 km (2 days on the route, 1 night in tents). The best time of year is May-June.

The purpose of the route: acquaintance with the natural and cultural landscapes of Sentobsai, Ustuksai and Sobsai, flora and fauna, bird watching - typical inhabitants of different biotopes of the Nuratau Ridge, sightseeing of Sentyabsai historical monuments, familiarization with the traditional way of life of the local Tajik population.

The optimal strength of the group is 2-4 tourists and two local guides for the equestrian group or one guide for walking.

Necessary equipment: sleeping bags and foam plastic mats (or inflatable mattresses) - according to the number of members of the group, single or double tents, binoculars, cooking utensils (kettle, bowler, bowls, mugs, spoons), primus. For the cavalry group - cavalry saddles (local wooden saddles with short stirrups are very inconvenient for foreigners), saddle bags (hurjin). For the pedestrian group, it is advisable to hire one or two donkeys for carrying luggage, especially if tourists are people who are untrained.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

  

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