Days of Azer­bai­jani Cul­ture kick off in Uzbek­istan

Azer News - - Culture & Lifestyle - By Laman Is­may­ilova

Days of Azer­bai­jani Cul­ture kicked off in Sa­markand, Uzbek­istan on June 15. The event was co-or­ga­nized by the Azer­bai­jani Em­bassy in Uzbek­istan, Hey­dar Aliyev Cul­tural Cen­ter, Azer­bai­jani Na­tional Cul­tural Cen­ter and Sa­markand State Univer­sity, Az­er­tac re­ported.

The Days aim to pro­mote Azer­bai­jan's rich cul­ture, as well as to de­velop friendly re­la­tions be­tween Azer­bai­jan and Uzbek­istan.

Var­i­ous events, in­clud­ing con­cert fea­tur­ing Azer­bai­jani and Uzbek folk mu­sic, con­fer­ence and photo ex­hi­bi­tion are or­ga­nized as part of the event.

The photo ex­hi­bi­tion dis­plays Azer­bai­jan’s pic­turesque na­ture. The tra­di­tional Azer­bai­jani house, set in the park, of­fers visi­tors na­tional sou­venirs, car­pets, na­tional mu­si­cal in­stru­ments.

Book­lets in Uzbek lan­guage about Azer­bai­jani his­tory, cul­ture, live and ac­tiv­ity of Azer­bai­jan’s na­tional leader Hey­dar Aliyev was also pre­sented to guests of the event.

The diplo­matic re­la­tions be­tween Azer­bai­jan and Uzbek­istan were es­tab­lished in Oc­to­ber 1995. The two coun­tries have signed over 100 bi­lat­eral doc­u­ments.

The trade turnover be­tween two coun­tries amounted to $19.2 mil­lion in Jan­uary-April 2014. Goods worth $11.67 mil­lion were ex­ported to Uzbek­istan while the im­port from Uzbek­istan amounted to $7.53 mil­lion in the re­ported pe­riod.

The trade turnover be­tween the two coun­tries after the ex­hi­bi­tions al­most dou­bled, and fur­ther work in this di­rec­tion is un­der­way.

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