On the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the independence of our country heads of states and governments of foreign countries, heads of international organizations, prominent public figures and businessmen sent warm congratulations, which were addressed to the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, with best wishes of peace, happiness, prosperity and well-being our people and the President of Uzbekistan.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov has delivered a greeting speech at the festive ceremony to celebrate the 24th anniversary of national independence. Following is the text of the address.
Extensive endeavors were embarked on in Uzbekistan under the leadership of President Islam Karimov from the very first days of national independence to restore the names of our forefathers who had given their lives for the freedom of the Motherland and to perpetuate memory of them.
“Music is capable of uniting peoples in the name of a common goal. I would like to stress that cementing the friendship among the peoples of the world and further enriching the intercultural dialogue is contributed also by the festival “Sharq Taronalari”. Praiseworthy is Uzbekistan’s noble endeavors toward the development of music art, preservation of the traditions of classical national music for future generations.
The international academic conference entitled “Community of Musical Culture of the Peoples of the East” has taken place in Samarkand within the frameworks of the 10th Sharq Taronalari International Music Festival.
On the eve of the 24th Anniversary of State Independence of Uzbekistan, UzA correspondent talked to the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Uzbekistan Pamela Spratlen.
The Public Fund for the Support and Development of Independent Print Mass Media and Information Agencies of Uzbekistan has held a panel discussion in Tashkent to address issues related to bolstering the professional mastery of the personnel of information services of public and social organizations, as well as the outcomes of the training seminar aimed at the consolidation of their mutual cooperation with mass media.
On August 22, just a few days ahead of the celebrations of the 24th anniversary of our country’s independence, the high-speed electric train Afrosiyob carried out its maiden course from Tashkent to Karshi.
A special significance is attached under the leadership of President Islam Karimov to the further advancement of national arts, the discovery and stimulation of young talents, familiarization of our people with their creative endeavors.
A few days are left for the jubilee 10th Sharq Taronalari (Melodies of the East) International Music Festival. The music event is organized at the initiative of President Islam Karimov and serves for the advancement of culture and arts, consolidation of peace and friendship among peoples. The Unique atmosphere and prestige of the festival inspire the artists for novel creative sought.