Friendship and Spiritual Proximity
Namangan has played host to the Korean Festival 2017 occasioned to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea and the 80th anniversary of ethnic Koreans residing in our country.
Representatives of educational and cultural institutions, national cultural centers, students and students, young talents, cultural and art figures took part in the opening ceremony of the event organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in our country together with the Namangan regional hokimiyat.
The festival started with a competition of drawings «Friendship of Uzbekistan and Korea», organized in the Namangan children's center «Barkamol avlod», among pupils of general education schools and children's schools of music and art.
“This contest was somewhat different from the usual ones because it was presented not with previously prepared compositions, but with improvisations on the subject,” says Erkin Azizov, a member of the Namangan branch of the Creative Association of Artists of Uzbekistan of the Academy of Arts, a holder of the Dustlik Order. “The creative approach and skills of such participants as Sergey Kurbonov, Sevara Isayeva, Diyora Karimboeva, Anastasia Shegay, Karamina Babinova, Said Tukhtasinov received a special evaluation from the jury.”
A concert program of Korean national and contemporary songs and dances performed by the South Korean “Last For One” B-boy group and “Koryo” ensemble was presented at the Namangan regional theater of musical drama, as well as a display of South Korean feature films.
«I am very glad that the first such event is held in Namangan,» said Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to our country, Kwon Yong Woo. “The Uzbek and Korean peoples have a similar culture. Such qualities as diligence, generosity, respect for elders and concern for the younger are inherent in both our peoples. At this festival once again found their vivid reflection of the strength of friendship between our peoples and spiritual closeness.”