INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 232 November 24, 2017

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State visit of the President of Uzbekistan to the Republic of Korea.. 1

Uzbekistan – South Korea: New stage of the strategic partnership. 1

Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with Ban Ki-moon. 4

President of Uzbekistan visited the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea. 4

Shavkat Mirziyoyev was awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of Seoul 4

President of Uzbekistan met with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea. 5

Uzavtosanoat set to start production of Chevrolet Tracker 5

Investments. 5

JV MAN Auto-Uzbekistan to launch production of MAN CLA trucks on LNG.. 5

In FEZ “Kokand” have begun implementation of 18 projects. 6

EXHIBITIONS. 6

The 13th international exhibitions “UzAgroExpo” and “UzProdExpo” have started at Uzexpocentre  6

CULTURE.. 7

Masterpieces Return to Uzbekistan. 7

 

State visit of the President of Uzbekistan to the Republic of Korea

Uzbekistan – South Korea: New stage of the strategic partnership

As previously reported, on November 22, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in the Republic of Korea with a state visit at the invitation of President Moon Jae-in.

The main events of the visit were held on November 23.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev took part in South Korea – Uzbekistan business forum with participation of heads of economic and financial structures, leading businessmen of the two countries.

A welcome message of the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in was read at the opening ceremony of the forum with participation of more than 700 people.

The President of our country in his speech noted the dynamic development of trade-economic relations of the two countries, the conditions and opportunities for doing business in Uzbekistan, the interest of our country in further development of cooperation with South Korean entrepreneurs.

The Head of our state proposed to establish a Korean business center in Uzbekistan.

Representatives of financial and business circles of South Korea highly appreciated the conditions created in Uzbekistan for active business and expressed their readiness to further develop trade-economic cooperation.

Presentation of the book “President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev” in the Korean language, published in circulation of 50 thousand copies and dedicated to the first anniversary of activity of Shavkat Mirziyoyev as President of Uzbekistan, was also held here.

The President of our country visited the National Memorial Complex, where almost 170 thousand people who sacrificed their lives for the independence of the Republic of Korea are buried, paid tribute to the memory of the fallen and laid a wreath at the Memorial column.

The official meeting of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan was held at the residence of the President of the Republic of Korea, Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House). A guard of honor was lined up in honor of the honored guest. National anthems of the two countries have sounded. The Presidents passed the guard of honor.

During the negotiations in a narrow format, Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Moon Jae-in exchanged views on priority areas of further development of bilateral cooperation for the long term, as well as current regional and international issues of mutual interest.

People of Uzbekistan and South Korea are bound by a long-term friendship, they have similar culture and mentality. Koreans, who by the will of fate found themselves in Uzbekistan, have become full and active members of our society. Our compatriots of Korean nationality sit in the Legislative Chamber and the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, local Kengashes of people’s deputies, work in the state governing bodies, in all branches of socio-economic life.

The large Korean diaspora plays an important role in supporting friendly relations between our states and further rapprochement of our people. This diaspora is the largest in the CIS (more than 180 thousand people), by number is on the fourth place in the world. This year, our country widely celebrated the 80th anniversary of the ethnic Koreans living in Uzbekistan.

Relations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea are consistently developing on the basis of the Joint Declaration on strategic partnership signed in 2006, the Joint Declaration on further development and deepening of the strategic partnership adopted in 2014. These relations contribute to raising bilateral relations in political, trade-economic, investment, cultural-humanitarian spheres to a qualitatively new level.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed gratitude for the warm welcome and noted that friendly relations between our people are consistently strengthening.

The Republic of Korea and the Republic of Uzbekistan are strategic partners. South Korea is well known throughout the world as a highly developed state with high economic, scientific-technical, innovative and intellectual potential. We highly value our cooperation based on openness, mutual understanding and respect for interests, said the Head of our state.

Moon Jae-in warmly welcomed Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who arrived with a state visit, and expressed readiness to continue and further develop traditional contacts at the highest level.

We are glad that Uzbekistan is one of our leading partners, and our relations in various spheres are consistently developing. South Korea now seeks to pursue new policy that aims to promote peace and prosperity in Eurasia. At the center of this plan, there is Uzbekistan, which is a key nation in Central Asia, noted the President of the Republic of Korea.

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries, 14 meetings have been held at the level of heads of states. In recent years, these contacts have become even more active, which finds its expression in the most important sectors of the economy and humanitarian sphere.

Political relations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea are developing in the spirit of mutual support in the international arena. The positions of the sides on issues of global and regional importance are similar or close.

Presidents continued the dialogue at the meeting with participation of official delegations of the two countries. The sides discussed issues of expanding cooperation in trade-economic, investment and cultural-humanitarian spheres.

Today, close contacts between governments, ministries, departments, financial, banking institutions and business structures of our countries are constantly strengthening. Inter-parliamentary relations are developing, consultations between the ministries of foreign affairs are regularly held.

The Republic of Korea is one of the leading trade, economic and investment partners of Uzbekistan in the Asia-Pacific region. Following the results of 2016, the trade turnover between our countries exceeded one billion US dollars. The share of Uzbekistan in South Korea’s trade with the countries of Central Asia is almost 50 percent.

During the high-level meeting, it was noted that the existing potential and opportunities for the development of mutually beneficial cooperation are not fully used, in the coming years new steps will be taken for further improvement of indicators in this area.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted that the successive reforms that are being implemented in Uzbekistan are based on the noble idea, according to which people must not serve the Government bodies, rather the Government bodies must serve the people, drawing attention to the fact that it is consonant with the main idea in South Korea – people are true owners of the state.

The President of the Republic of Korea noted that Uzbekistan pursues a wise people-oriented policy, their interests, which serves as an important factor in the dynamic development of the country.

Cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea has acquired a wide scale. The volume of investments of South Korea attracted into the economy of Uzbekistan exceeded 7 billion US dollars. There are 461 enterprises with participation of South Korean capital in our country, including 386 joint ventures and 75 enterprises with 100% South Korean capital. These enterprises are successfully operating in the oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical, mechanical engineering, electrotechnical and textile industries, spheres of information and communication technologies, transport, logistics and tourism.

Relations in the energy sphere are developing dynamically. In 2016, the Ustyurt Gas Chemical Complex was built in cooperation with South Korea. 4 billion dollars were invested in this large project, which is a vivid example of trade, economic and investment partnership of our countries.

There are highly developed and investment-attractive free economic zones in South Korea. This country is helping in organization and development of such zones in Uzbekistan. There are 20 enterprises with participation of South Korea, China, Italy, Singapore, India, the UAE and other countries in the FEZ “Navoi”. In addition, Korean Air has been carrying out cargo transportation through the Navoi airport since 2008, introducing advanced technologies and effective control systems in this air harbor.

In May this year, a plant on production of cosmetic products was launched in the FEZ “Navoi” jointly with “CNP Dream” company, which is currently exported to the countries of Central Asia.

Extensive cooperation has been established in order to use best practices of South Korea in city management, development of the transport system, housing and communal services based on widespread use of modern technologies.

The delegation led by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of South Korea Kim Hyun-mee, consisting of representatives of such large companies as “Korea Eximbank”, “Korea Expressway”, “Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd.”, “POSCO Engineering and Construction”, “HSnK Architects Group”, visited our country on October 24 of this year for becoming acquainted with the project of the international business center “Tashkent City”. Investors, having given priority to modern technologies and construction of “smart cities”, noted the favorable conditions created in our country for doing business, especially the measures taken on liberalization of foreign exchange policy.

Korea International Cooperation Agency and Export-Import Bank of Korea are implementing a number of projects, such large corporations as “Samsung” and “LG” are creating joint ventures in our country. In particular, “Samsung” has established the production of household appliances in cooperation with “Artel” company.

Cultural and humanitarian relations further strengthen the cooperation between our countries. Days of culture of the Republic of Korea were held in Uzbekistan.

Relations are developing dynamically in the sphere of education. The universities of our country are cooperating with more than 30 scientific research institutions of South Korea. Centers of Korean language and culture are opened in a number of educational institutions. In 2014, Inha University was opened in Tashkent, which raised cooperation in this direction to a new level. This higher educational institution is the first foreign university that prepares highly qualified IT specialists at the level of international standards. Today, more than thousand students are studying at the university on information technologies, engineering and logistics.

During the negotiations, the sides expressed their readiness to consistently continue the dialogue at the highest level, to further intensify cooperation in such spheres as economy, energy, finance, investment, high technologies, increase the volume of mutual trade, expand humanitarian ties.

Following the negotiations, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in signed the Joint Statement on comprehensive deepening of relations of the strategic partnership.

More than 60 documents, such as the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Ministry of Personnel Management of the Republic of Korea, the Memorandum of Cooperation between the ministries of justice of the two countries, the Agreement of cooperation on implementation of the National electronic commerce platform in Uzbekistan between the Ministry for Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea, the Intergovernmental Memorandum of Cooperation on accession of Uzbekistan to the World Trade Organization, the Cooperation Program for 2018-2020 between the ministries of foreign affairs of the two countries, the Memorandum of Understanding on the Knowledge sharing Program between the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of the Republic of Korea, the Intergovernmental Framework Agreement on loans of the Economic Development Co-operation Fund for 2018-2020 and the Agreement on financial cooperation between the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan and the Export-Import Bank of Korea, were signed.

The state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Republic of Korea continues.

(Source: UzA)

Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with Ban Ki-moon

On November 24, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, in Seoul.

At the meeting, held in the spirit of a sincere and open exchange of views, the Head of our state recalled fruitful joint projects between Uzbekistan and the UN that were implemented during the period of activity of Ban Ki-moon as Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Ban Ki-moon highly appreciated the state visit of the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Republic of Korea and noted that this will become an important step towards further development of cooperation of the two countries based on traditional friendship and mutual trust.

The relevance of the issues raised at the international conference on “Central Asia: one past and a common future, cooperation for sustainable development and mutual prosperity” held in Tashkent on November 10 this year, the importance of initiatives of Uzbekistan for transforming the Central Asia into a stable, economically developed and prosperous region were noted.

Ban Ki-moon expressed gratitude to Shavkat Mirziyoyev for his contribution to strengthening Uzbekistan – South Korea relations.

(Source:UzA)

President of Uzbekistan visited the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Chung Sye-kyun.

Welcoming the Head of our state, the Speaker noted that relations of friendship and strategic partnership between South Korea and Uzbekistan play an important role in expanding the full-scale cooperation of our countries.

Important agreements were reached on development of inter-parliamentary cooperation, further expansion of contacts in this direction during the negotiation that were held on September 26, in Tashkent. Today’s meeting, which is the logical continuation of those negotiations, also took place in the spirit of mutual trust and sincerity.

The President of our country got acquainted with the activities of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea.

(Source: UzA)

Shavkat Mirziyoyev was awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of Seoul

The President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the Mayor’s Office of the capital of the Republic of Korea. The Mayor of Seoul Park Won-soon met the Head of our state.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev left a record in the Book of honored guests.

At the meeting it was emphasized that Uzbekistan and South Korea are firmly bound by traditional friendship, relations of mutually beneficial cooperation and strategic partnership.

Dozens of major projects with participation of large banks and companies of South Korea have been implemented and continue to be realized in various sectors of the economy of Uzbekistan. Official Seoul has traditionally been a leading investment and technology partner in implementing priority programs on diversification and modernization of industry and infrastructure of our country.

The Head of our state, on July 3 of this year, received the Mayor of Seoul Park Won-soon in Tashkent. Issues of development of practical cooperation between the sister cities – Tashkent and Seoul, were discussed during the meeting.

At the current meeting, special attention was paid to the use of advanced experience of South Korea in the field of city management, development of the transport system, housing and communal services on the basis of modern technologies. The importance of active interaction in the spheres of urban planning, architecture and landscape design was noted.

The ceremony of awarding the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev the title of Honorary Citizen of Seoul was held. Speakers at the ceremony noted the dynamic development of cooperation between Uzbekistan and South Korea, the state visit of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is of great importance for further strengthening friendly relations between the two countries.

The Head of our state proposed to name one of the streets of the city of Tashkent in honor of Seoul as a sign of friendship between our people.

The President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev was solemnly awarded the badge of Honorary Citizen of Seoul.

(Source: UzA )

President of Uzbekistan met with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, during the state visit to South Korea, met with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Lee Nak-yon.

In recent years, cooperation between Uzbekistan and South Korea has acquired a wide scale. During the state visit of the President of our country to this country, agreements were reached on cooperation in the spheres of trade, fuel and energy, chemical, transport and transport-communications, logistics, automotive, mining, light and food industries, agriculture, information technologies and telecommunications, medicine, tourism, science, education and culture.

During the meeting, Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Lee Nak-yon discussed issues of consistent implementation of the reached agreements, further improvement of joint activity on new projects.

(Source: UzA )

Uzavtosanoat set to start production of Chevrolet Tracker

In the framework of the state visit of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the Republic of Korea, JSC Uzavtosanoat reached an agreement on the organization of serial production of “Tracker”, the upgraded model of "Cobalt", as well as motorcycles and scooters.

In the framework of the state visit of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the Republic of Korea, JSC Uzavtosanoat reached an agreement on the organization of serial production of “Tracker”, the upgraded model of "Cobalt", as well as motorcycles and scooters.

The agreements provide for the organization of serial production of SUV "Chevrolet Tracker" of the new generation. The car will be equipped with a 1.8 l engine producing 140 HP, while fuel consumption per 100 km will be 8.1 L. The production is set to be carried out on a full cycle (stamping, welding, painting, assembly), the localization level of the car will be more than 50%.

(Source: UzReport.uz)

investments

JV MAN Auto-Uzbekistan to launch production of MAN CLA trucks on LNG

JV MAN Auto-Uzbekistan will launch production of MAN CLA trucks, running on compressed liquefied natural gas (LNG), the company said in a statement.

Uzavtosanoat and MAN Truck & Bus AG signed an agreement on the organization of production of MAN CLA trucks.

The agreement was signed within the official visit of the government delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Uzbek-German business forum/

According to the agreement, MAN CLA trucks with an engine operating on LNG and a MAN CLA dump truck with a total mass of 50 tons and an engine capacity of 440 hp will be produced in the existing capacities of JV MAN Auto-Uzbekistan.

The project is planned to be implemented in 2019-2020.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

In FEZ “Kokand” have begun implementation of 18 projects

Activities on implementation of 18 prospective projects have begun in “Kokand” free economic zone.

The free economic zones operating in our country play an important role in organizing high-tech industries, stimulating the production of modern industrial products, expanding the attraction of foreign direct investment.

The decree of the President of our country “On establishment of free economic zones “Urgut”, “Gijduvan”, “Kokand” and “Khazarasp” of January 12, 2017 serves as an important guide to action in this direction.

All conditions for implementation of new projects of entrepreneurs have been created on the area of more than 700 hectares of “Kokand” free economic zone. Specific measures on accelerated development of production, engineering, communication, road-transport and social infrastructure, provision of qualitative logistics services have been identified. Entrepreneurs planning to work in the economic zone, business representatives intending to invest in production, are studying with interest the provided benefits and preferences.

10 thousand units of household appliances, 6 thousand sewing, weaving equipment and 2 million pieces of energy-efficient LED lamps are produced in “Staffing Plus Kokand” LLC, a year.

“Kokand bicycles” LLC, on production of bicycles and spare parts for them, was established in 2015. It was granted 2 hectares of territory in the free economic zone. Equipment for 740 million sums was imported. 6240 children’s bicycles and 3129 bicycles for adults will be produced here a year. “Vodiy Evro textile” LLC proposes a project on painting and manufacturing of cotton products. 25 billion sums will be directed to this activity and 150 specialists will be employed. The products will mainly be exported.

In general, effective use of production and resource potential in the territory of “Kokand” free economic zone, creation of new workplaces on this basis will ultimately provide the population with permanent sources of income, will make a worthy contribution to the stable development of the economy and welfare of our people.

(Source: UzA)

EXHIBITIONS

The 13th international exhibitions “UzAgroExpo” and “UzProdExpo” have started at Uzexpocentre

The exhibitions, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan, the Council of Farmers, Dehkans and Owners of Household Lands, “Uzbekozikovkatholding” holding company and Tashkent city khokimiyat together with the international exhibition company “IEG Uzbekistan”, are being attended by representatives of 120 companies from such countries as Belarus, China, Finland, Germany, Holland, India, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, the Republic of Korea, Latvia, Russia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Products of enterprises and organizations specialized in production and sale of modern agricultural machinery and spare parts, equipment, technologies and materials for agriculture, plant growing, livestock, poultry, veterinary science, processing, transportation and storage of products are widely represented at “UzAgroExpo – 2017” exhibition. The wide exposition of agricultural machinery and equipment is also of great interest. Owners of lands are becoming acquainted with new agricultural machinery from leading manufacturers of Germany, Russia, Belarus.

The results of reforms implemented in the economy of our country are also evidenced by a noticeable growth in the number of domestic companies-participants. They occupy 40 percent of the total exposition of the exhibition. Uzbekistan – Belarus joint venture “Amkodor-Agrotexmash” LLC on production of new types of machinery for road construction, agricultural, communal and other spheres, “Imkon Premix” enterprise on production of premixes and feed additives, “Agrotechsystem” – on the sale of agricultural machinery, “Mirta investment consulting service” – on manufacturing innovative veterinary drugs, vaccines, antibiotics, vitamins and disinfectants are among them.

In our country, large-scale activity is being implemented on laying intensive gardens. Within the framework of the exhibition, samples of fruit and ornamental tree seedlings for intensive gardens are presented on the stands of the companies of Holland, Turkey and Kazakhstan.

Poultry equipment is also widely represented at the exhibition. Thus, “Tavsan Poultry Equipment” company (Turkey) offers the latest equipment on poultry farming, “Zucami poultry equipment” (Spain) – cell equipment for chickens and quails, “Van der Ploeg International B.V.” (Holland) – equipment for growing breeding stock, processing milk, as well as equipment for factories on production of eggs and broilers.

Equipment for all branches of food and processing industry is widely represented at “UzProdExpo – 2017” exhibition. In “Equipment and technologies for the food industry” section you can become acquainted with the equipment presented by Turkish companies for freezing, drying and canning fresh vegetables and fruits, lines for packaging products, as well as equipment on production of oil and fat products from Chinese manufacturers.

Scientific-practical seminars on “Technologies from the leading companies of Novosibirsk region for effective business in agriculture and food industry”, “Development of walnut cultivation in Uzbekistan” will be held within the framework of the exhibitions. Issues of development of new technologies in horticulture, olericulture and beekeeping will be discussed at these events.

(Source:UzA )

CULTURE

Masterpieces Return to Uzbekistan

The time, which famous scientists dreamed of, has come. Today we are witnesses of how a grandiose project is implemented in Uzbekistan, which has no analogues in the world. The chance to get acquainted with its results will be presented on November 28-29, 2017.

The leading foreign and domestic scientists, heads of museums and libraries of Great Britain, Russia, Turkey, France, Czech Republic, Japan and other international organizations will gather in Tashkent these days. They will become participants of unique events that will unfold within the framework of the International Media Forum "Crossroads of Times: The Great Legacy of the Past Is the Basis of an Enlightened Future".

Probably, the reader could easily guess the consonance of this name, with the theses and appeals repeatedly put forward by the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev: "Education and enlightenment are the way to peace and creation"; "Education and Religious Tolerance"; "Enlightenment against ignorance"; "Today, as never before, attention to education is important"; "Enlightenment and education lead people to good deeds, goodness, tolerance" - all these ideas are naturally in harmony with the famous hadith, which reads: "Strive for knowledge from birth to death."

Such a policy of the country's leadership inspired the organizers - the National Association of Electronic Mass Media of Uzbekistan (NAEMM) and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan - to touch an unchanged peculiar and important layer of the artistic memory of the people. This is a precedent, which ideally should bring something completely new to the scientific world and, undoubtedly, become a common human property.

Socially significant messages of the media forum resulted in his rich and very informative agenda.

HOW CAN YOU SURPRISE?

One of the main events will be the presentation of the project "Masterpieces of written monuments of the East", within the framework of which facsimile copies of priceless ancient manuscripts stored in foreign collections are published for their transfer to the collection of Uzbekistan. The first in this series were "The Koran from Katta Langar", "The Divan of Sultan Husayn Bayqara", "Rauzat-as-Safa" ("Garden of Purity"), "Miragename", "Temur's Code".

Facsimile copies of these masterpieces kept at the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation and the National Library of France are made in a well-known printing house in Austria using a unique technology. They are created on the most close to the original types of paper with the use of natural gold inclusions. Copies are so luxurious that they are difficult to distinguish from genuine folios.

RETURN OF VALUABLES

The humanitarian event will be the transfer of these copies to the government and the people of Uzbekistan.

Also within the framework of the forum there will be a presentation and a solemn transfer to 136 museums and libraries from 49 countries of the next five books-albums published within the framework of the project "Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan". The sixth volume is dedicated to the unique samples of musical instruments and musical notes in the Collection of the Glinka Museum,

volume VII - to the most valuable monuments of the written heritage of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences,

volume VIII - to the collections of the State Hermitage, X volume - to the collections of the State Historical Museum and the All-Russian Museum of Decorative and Applied and Folk Art. For the first time in the series included an album dedicated to the cultural heritage, stored in the Savitsky State Museum of Art (volume IX), which will feature unique works of the Turkestan avant-garde.

FOR A WIDE AUDIENCE

In May 2017, the first five volumes of books were presented at the international congress "Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan - the way to dialogue between nations and countries".

The next five volumes from this series with applications in the form of documentary films will be presented during the media forum. Let us briefly dwell on their content.

The sixth volume is devoted to the musical heritage of Uzbekistan. The basis of this book-album is the description of the collection of musical instruments from the collection of A.F. Eichhorn is a military conductor and musical ethnographer. In addition, the book gives a description of the history of musical instruments in Uzbekistan, beginning with the Bronze Age (III millennium BC) and up to the present day. A unique application to the book will be a CD with rare records of national Uzbek classical music.

The seventh volume is about the meeting of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts. It presents one of the oldest lists of the famous work of Al-Biruni, "Monuments of past generations", collections of poems - divans of poets such as Agahi, Bisati Samarkandi, Bedil, Hafiz Shirazi, Sayido Nasafi, eight lists of Shavkat divan by Muhammad Iskhak Bukhari, divans by Shams Tabrizi and other authors.

The eighth volume is a well of unique finds from the collection of the State Hermitage. The album included the famous Ayrtam frieze - the stone relief of the 1st century A.D. Today, a fragment of the frieze, which once adorned a temple in northern Bactria, is kept in the State Hermitage. This volume presents the rarest works of medieval monumental and decorative art found in Toprak-kala and Varakhsha.

The ninth volume includes the collection of the State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan named after I.V. Savitsky. It contains archaeological finds from ancient and medieval fortresses and fortifications located in the territory of Karakalpakstan, which are the objects of material and artistic cultures of the ancient Khorezm.

The tenth volume presented a collection of artifacts of Uzbekistan, stored in museums in Moscow. The book was based on exhibits of the State Historical Museum and the All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art in Moscow.

Combining the pleasant with the useful, the organizers decided to donate the sets of these books to the largest libraries, museums and educational institutions of the world and Uzbekistan. The forum guests will leave with a valuable acquisition.

TALK ABOUT PLANS

What is planned for 2018? One of the items of the program of the media forum will be discussion of albums and films, the publication of which is planned next year. These will be unique publications devoted to artifacts from Uzbekistan, stored in Britain, Russia, France, Turkey and Japan.

As the organizers noted, work on them will begin right within the framework of the media forum. The creative group of the project will discuss with the Russian art critics the planned publications about the collections of the State Museum of the History of Religion, the Russian National Library, the State Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography named after Peter the Great.

The plans include such book-albums as "Numismatic collection of the British Museum", "Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan in the collections of the Louvre and other museums in France", "Book Art of Maverannahr" and others.

"MUSIC HAS TIED US"

Within the framework of the media forum, the documentary film "Uzbekistan: Newly Found Revelations", created jointly by NAEMM and "Russia-Culture" TV channel will be screened.The culmination of the program will be "Evening of the musical art of Uzbekistan", which should leave unforgettable impressions. After all, they will be the first listeners of rare archival records stored on rolls in the funds of the Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkin House) of the Russian Academy of Sciences in

St. Petersburg, which were recorded by Russian researchers on the Edison phonograph back in the 1920s.For more than a century this collection has been kept in Russia. Now almost all the records are decoded and translated into digital format. A video version of this collection will be shown at the evening.

ABOUT THE KORAN OF KATTA LANGAR:

The collection of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences holds 81 sheets of one of the earliest lists of the Koran, dating from the last quarter of the 8th century and made by an unknown calligrapher.The manuscript was purchased by Academician I.Y. Krachkovsky in 1936 for the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Soviet Academy of Sciences.

A fundamental study of the unique list was conducted by Professor E.A. Rezvan. During the study of the manuscript it was established that the sheets of the St. Petersburg fragment contained almost 40% of the Koranic text. These texts are 44 surahs, of which the total is 22. The list of sheets as a whole is well preserved, but there are also severely damaged sheets, with lost fragments.

In addition to the general cultural value of these documents, their enormous scientific importance should be noted. Paleographic analysis of the text allows, in particular, to trace the history of the development of styles of calligraphic writing and the book culture of the Muslim East as a whole.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

 

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