Cementing Harmony and Cohesion
The official opening ceremony of the House of Friendship was held in Namangan. It was noted that the path of development that had been achieved by our people in the years of independence, the success achieved in economic and social spheres, the increased authority of Uzbekistan in the international community – all became possible due to the policy pursued in our country aimed at strengthening consensus and cohesion among representatives of various nationalities.
-The opening of the House of Friendship is the next embodiment of the norm established in the Constitution that all citizens in the Republic of Uzbekistan have the same rights and freedoms without distinction of gender, race, nationality, language, religion,- said A. Goufurov, the head of the regional Tajik national cultural center. - Currently 230 thousand representatives of Tajik nationality living in the region, using the rights enshrined in the Basic Law, are working hard for the sake of developing a common homeland for us all.
More than 22 thousand Kyrgyz citizens, 12 thousand – Russian, 3 thousand – Korean nationalities live in the region in peace and harmony, they are actively participating in construction of a democratic legal state and strengthening of independence. In the region, all conditions are created for preservation and development of national culture and traditions, education of children in their native language and in the spirit of national values. There are Russian, Korean, Kyrgyz, Tajik national cultural centers.
Two-story building, allocated for the House of Friendship, has acquired a beautiful modern look after the reconstruction. All conditions for the activities of Russian, Korean, Kyrgyz, Tajik national cultural centers are created.
At the event, amateur art groups of national cultural centers, young talents presented a concert program. The participants of the event got acquainted with the creative work carried out in the House of Friendship, exhibitions organized about the history, culture, customs and traditions of various nations.