Meetings of the delegation of Uzbekistan in the United Kingdom
The delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan headed by HE Mr Abdulaziz Kamilov, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has paid an official visit to the United Kingdom on 19-22 November 2013.
There were conducted meetings and negotiations with The Rt Hon William Hague MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Senior Minister of State at the FCO, Dr Andrew Murrison, Parliamentary under Secretary of State and Minister for International Security Strategy at the Ministry of Defence, Mr Neil Crompton, Deputy Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as Baroness Elizabeth Symons, Vice-Chair of the Britain-Uzbekistan All-Party Parliamentary Group. The delegation also met with the leading British experts specialized on Central Asia.
During these meetings a wide range of issues of bilateral relations with a focus on perspective directions of deepening cooperation in different spheres, as well as regional topics were discussed.
The delegation also attended the 20th session of the Uzbek-British Trade and Industry Council (UBTIC) where the practical issues of further deepening investment, trade and economic interaction, implementing of joint projects were considered.
In the framework of the visit the British Library the Uzbek side was demonstrated the unique manuscripts of Babur-name and Zafar-name of XV-XVI centuries related to the rich historical and spiritual heritage of the Uzbek people, which are kept in its funds. The delegation was presented a copy of Ghara’ib al-Sighar manuscript written in Chaghatay (old Uzbek) language, which represents the first of three divans of Alisher Navoi. The manuscript is an example of calligraphy and miniature art of XVI century.
Also the delegation visited the exhibition titled «The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination», displayed in the Brunei Gallery of the School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of London, where the historical artifacts from Uzbekistan took a central place.