Reception on the occasion of the 22nd Anniversary of the Independence of Uzbekistan in London
On 12 September 2013 the Embassy held a reception dedicated to the 22nd Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan. More than 200 people took part in the event, including representatives of the Parliament, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and other state organizations, expert and business circles, mass media, heads and members of diplomatic missions, as well as an activists of the British-Uzbek Society.
Guests were shown the celebrations of the Independence Day in Tashkent. Special press releases with the text of the speech of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, as well as promotional materials about tourism and investment potential of our country were distributed.
The guests congratulated with achievements of Uzbekistan during the years of Independence, which are recognized by the world community, underlining the effectiveness of domestic and foreign policy of country, and expressing interest in cooperation. They also noted the diversity of the unique Uzbek culture and multinationality of our society.
There was displayed an Exhibition of works by students of the Tashkent Institute of Textile and Light Industry made in the framework of the project cooperation with London College of Fashion supported by British Council (national coats and dresses, shoes, bags). Guests admired the exposed works, noting rich patterns and colour gamma of ornaments, as well as natural materials used in the manufacturing of clothing. The guests also acquainted with the exposition of paintings by the young Uzbek artist Timur D’Vatz inspired by ancient culture, traditions, myths and legends of the peoples of Central Asia. His works impressed by its elegance and imagery, embodying the motives of oriental miniatures and European tapestries.
Representatives of business circles welcomed that in the course of reforms in Uzbekistan a priority is given to such spheres as supporting of small and private entrepreneurship, infrastructure development in rural areas, and improving the educational system, according to international standards. They expressed an intention to attend the 20th anniversary meeting of the Uzbek-British Trade and Industry Council in November in London.
Guests were offered dishes and drinks of Uzbek national cuisine, including plov, somsa, kebab etc.
Ambassador of Uzbekistan Otabek Akbarov (in the middle)and Ambassador of Turkmenistan Yazmurad Seryaev with their spouses
Exhibition of works by students of Tashkent Institute of Textile and Light Industry