Paris Meet­ings

In the UN­ESCO Head­quar­ters

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - VISIT -

In ac­cor­dance with the re­cent res­o­lu­tion of the head of our state, per­ma­nent rep­re­sen­ta­tive of­fice of Uzbek­istan has been es­tab­lished at UN­ESCO.

The Pres­i­dent of Uzbek­istan Shavkat Mirziy­oyev, while on an of­fi­cial visit in France, met with Au­drey Azoulay, Direc­tor­Gen­eral of UN­ESCO at this or­ga­ni­za­tion’s head­quar­ters in Paris.

Uzbek­istan’s leader noted the deep sym­bol­ism that the of­fi­cial visit to the French Repub­lic be­gan with a meet­ing at UN­ESCO, and that Uzbek­istan’s co­op­er­a­tion with this or­ga­ni­za­tion has been de­vel­op­ing steadily.

Au­drey Azoulay, sin­cerely wel­com­ing Shavkat Mirziy­oyev, stressed that co­op­er­a­tion with Uzbek­istan and in par­tic­u­lar the cur­rent meet­ing is very im­por­tant for UN­ESCO.

Our coun­try was twice elected to the Ex­ec­u­tive Board of the or­ga­ni­za­tion. The par­ties fruit­fully in­ter­act in the field of restora­tion and in-depth study of the rich spir­i­tual her­itage of Uzbek­istan; they im­ple­ment joint projects in cul­ture, ed­u­ca­tion, sci­ence and other fields. His­tor­i­cal and cul­tural sites in Khiva, Sa­markand, Bukhara and Shahris­abz are in­cluded in the UN­ESCO World Her­itage List. The city of Bukhara was awarded the prize of the or­ga­ni­za­tion “Cities for Peace”.

Uzbek­istan’s co­op­er­a­tion with UN­ESCO also con­trib­utes to the preser­va­tion, de­vel­op­ment and pop­u­lar­iza­tion of the clas­si­cal Uzbek mu­si­cal her­itage. Thus, un­der the aus­pices of UN­ESCO, the in­ter­na­tional fes­ti­val Sharq Taronalari is held ev­ery two years in Sa­markand. In Septem­ber this year, the first In­ter­na­tional Maqom Art Fo­rum was held in Shahris­abz.

Promis­ing is the co­op­er­a­tion in the field of ed­u­ca­tion. Uzbek­istan pur­sues a pol­icy to fos­ter phys­i­cally and spir­i­tu­ally ad­vanced in­di­vid­u­als, based on the prin­ci­ple of “En­light­en­ment against ig­no­rance”.

In Septem­ber 2017, the head of our state ini­ti­ated the adop­tion of the UN Con­ven­tion on the Rights of Youth and the Gen­eral Assem­bly res­o­lu­tion on “En­light­en­ment and Re­li­gious Tol­er­ance”.

The Direc­tor-Gen­eral of UN­ESCO sup­ported the ini­tia­tives of Pres­i­dent Shavkat Mirziy­oyev to set up in Sa­markand, un­der the aus­pices of the or­ga­ni­za­tion, the Mirzo Ulug­bek In­ter­na­tional In­sti­tute for Build­ing a Cul­ture of Peace, Tol­er­ance and Pre­vent­ing Ex­trem­ism, es­tab­lish a re­gional cen­ter for in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nolo­gies in ed­u­ca­tion at the Tashkent Univer­sity of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nolo­gies, open the UN­ESCO Chair at the Silk Road Univer­sity of Tourism in Sa­markand.

The sides reached agree­ment on hold­ing a re­gional fo­rum in Uzbek­istan of young sci­en­tists in Cen­tral Asia, as well as the Asian Fo­rum “In­for­ma­tion Tech­nolo­gies in the Ser­vice of Cul­tural Her­itage Preser­va­tion” in Tashkent in 2019.

The Direc­tor-Gen­eral of

UN­ESCO highly ap­pre­ci­ated Uzbek­istan’s pol­icy to pre­serve the cul­tural and his­tor­i­cal her­itage of its peo­ple, which is the wealth of all mankind.

The meet­ing par­tic­i­pants adopted a Joint Ac­tion Plan for 2018-2021 aimed at tak­ing re­la­tions to a new level, in­no­va­tively solv­ing of joint tasks and strength­en­ing co­op­er­a­tion in all ar­eas.

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