INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN
INFORMATION DIGEST OF
PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 195
October 4, 2017
On the state visit of the President of Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan. 1
Issues of further development of tourism are discussed. 1
In 2017-2022, Uzbekistan intends to invest more than $227.8 million in livestock development 3
International cooperation.. 4
Uzbekistan – Russia business forum.. 4
Tashkent has hosted a meeting of the High-level working group on information society development (HLWG) of the Regional commonwealth in the field of communications. 4
GE Aviation is said to deliver four GEnx-1B aircraft engines to Uzbekistan Airways to outfit new Boeing 787 Dreamliners. 5
Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan: on the path of friendship, cohesion and harmony. 6
Direct dialogue: what has found its solution?. 6
The 23rd Tashkent International Tourism Fair “Tourism on the Silk Road”. 8
On 3 October, the 23rd Tashkent International Tourism Fair “Tourism on the Silk Road” has started at Uzexpocentre. 8
On the state visit of the President of Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan
On October 5-6, 2017, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev will pay a state visit to our country at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
In continuation of Uzbekistan – Kyrgyzstan dialogue at the highest level that was held on September 5-6 during the state visit of the President of Uzbekistan to Kyrgyzstan, the heads of the two states will discuss prospects for further development of bilateral cooperation in areas of mutual interest, as well as exchange views on current issues of regional and international policy.
The heads of the two countries will visit the exhibition of industrial products of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan in Tashkent.
It is planned to adopt the Joint Declaration between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Kyrgyz Republic, by the Presidents.
Within the framework of the visit, it is also planned to sign a number of bilateral documents on deepening cooperation in various spheres.
Issues of further development of tourism are discussed
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting dedicated to prospects of further development of tourism in our country, analysis of activities on the effective use of tourism facilities, improving the quality of provided services, increasing the flow of tourists to our country.
It was attended by Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan, heads of relevant ministries and departments.
The main goal of large-scale reforms carried out in all spheres is further development of the country’s economy, improvement of the standard of living and welfare of our people.
Tourism is one of the important branches of the economy. It is necessary to further improve this sector with the effective use of existing opportunities, this is required by the time itself, said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Uzbekistan is an attractive country for traveling and pilgrimage. Outstanding scientists and thinkers, known to the whole world, have found eternal peace on our sacred land. Their rich spiritual and cultural heritage is still of great interest all over the world. First of all, necessary infrastructure should be improved for further development of the sphere. Firstly, it is transport, and secondly – logistics, emphasized the President of our country.
As it was noted at the meeting, about 1 million 800 thousand tourists visited our country in 9 months of 2017, which is 17% more compared to the same period in 2016. The export of tourism services grew by 17 percent and amounted to 1 billion 86 million dollars. According to forecasts, by the end of the year the number of tourists arriving in our country will exceed 2,5 million people.
In our country, the prospects for the development of tourism are constantly expanding, and large-scale projects are being implemented in various areas. In particular, such new tourism destinations as mountaineering, horses, camels and bicycles traveling, off-road tours, fishing, rafting, heli-skiing, geotourism, educational tourism, medical tourism and others are becoming popular in recent years.
The decree of the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev “On measures of ensuring accelerated development of the tourism industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan” of December 2, 2016, serves as an important factor in ensuring further development of the tourism sector, granting tourism the status of strategic sector of economy, effectively using tourism potential in the regions.
The State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Tourism Development was organized in order to identify and coordinate the implementation of targets and priority areas outlined in the decree.
Over the past short period, 16 normative legal acts aimed at comprehensive development of tourism potential of Uzbekistan have been adopted. On the basis of these documents, the entities of the tourism industry are granted significant tax and customs privileges and preferences.
Two new state standards have been developed and registered on terminology of tourism and requirements for the safety of hotel facilities in order to bring the tourism sphere of our country in line with the requirements of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
In addition, posts of deputy khokims of Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khorezm regions, as well as cities of Khiva and Shakhrisabz dealing with tourism issues are introduced by the corresponding resolution of the President of our country for the purpose of further improvement of the management system in the sphere of tourism in the regions.
Over the past period, in accordance with the instructions of the Head of our state, programs aimed at improving the tourism infrastructure in Khorezm, Bukhara, Samarkand, Surkhandarya, Kashkadarya, Jizzakh and Fergana regions, the organization of new tourist routes and wide promotion of tourism potential of the regions have been adopted. In particular, activities are being held on creation of round-the-clock tourist zones “Ancient Bukhara” and “Samarkand-City” in Bukhara and Samarkand with an area of 10 hectares each, which will be engaged in serving tourists.
Complex measures have been developed and are being implemented on organizing guest houses in Bostanlyk, Parkent and Akhangaran – Angren tourism clusters in Tashkent region.
The resolution of the President of our country “On priority measures of development of the sphere of tourism for 2018-2019” of August 16, 2017 has raised the level of activities in this direction to a new level.
In accordance with this resolution, a special program aimed at addressing important issues facing the sphere for 2018-2019 has been approved, Coordination council for tourism development has been established in order to ensure its full implementation and interdepartmental coordination in the sphere.
Based on this program, organization of similar individual tourism zones in the cities of Tashkent, Urgench and Fergana region is planned.
It is also envisaged to adopt separate programs in such areas of tourism as medical, recreational, agro- and ecotourism, within the framework of the program.
One of the most important factors in the development of modern tourism is the unique nature of our country. Uzbekistan is the leading state in Central Asia, where ecotourism is most developed. Our country attracts tourists with its rich flora and fauna, unique landscapes, national traditions and diverse cuisine. Significant work is carried out within the framework of solving issues of tourism development in Uzbekistan in Ugam-Chatkal state natural national park, Chatkal state biosphere reserve in its constituent, the Aidar-Arnasai lakes system and Chimgan-Charvak resort and recreation zone.
The Head of our state, at the meeting, emphasized the need to develop special programs for tourists in every direction, that is, from Europe, Asia and other continents, increase the number of charter flights and trips by rail, in-depth study of the experience of foreign countries with developed tourism, promote domestic tourism, improve tourism facilities and the quality of service.
There are five higher educational institutions in our country on training specialists in the field of tourism, including the Management Development Institute of Singapore in Tashkent, as well as more than ten specialized secondary educational institutions. The State Committee for Tourism Development promotes the development of qualifications of youth, receiving education in the tourism sector and industry specialists in major tourism centers and educational institutions of Europe and Asia.
Another important aspect in development of the sphere is creation of a unified database of all objects of historical and cultural heritage, natural and local lore, national protected areas, improvement of the normative legal framework of tourism sphere, integration of efforts of local authorities and the public for development of tourism in the regions. A firm legal basis has been established in our country, special programs for the regions have been developed, and this process is consistently continuing with a view to carrying out activities in this direction.
Provision of priority participation of the private sector also plays an important role in the dynamic development of the tourism industry of our country. Currently, hundreds of entrepreneurs and artisans are involved in tourism, they are engaged in production of souvenirs, hotel facilities, provision of services to tourists.
Tourism exhibitions that are held abroad are important. Tourism organizations of our country are organizing relevant events and participating in international exhibitions in such large cities of the world as Berlin, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Riga, Tokyo and others in order to popularize our national cultural heritage, further attract foreign tourists and develop domestic tourism. This, of course, gives its results, contributes to the growth of the flow of foreign tourists to our country.
At the meeting, issues of further expanding the participation of private sector in accelerated development of tourism industry, providing benefits, training and improving qualifications of the personnel in the sphere, expanding the range of new touristic products were also considered.
The Head of our state instructed the heads of relevant committees, ministries and departments on turning tourism into not only a seasonal but also a year-round source of income, strengthening relations with foreign partners, effectively applying new methods and approaches in attracting tourists, drafting relevant decisions on the considered issues.
In 2017-2022, Uzbekistan intends to invest more than $227.8 million in livestock development
It is envisaged to improve veterinary services, and provide credit support to livestock farms for the purchase of advanced technologies.
The other day, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has approved the feasibility study for this initiative. The document stipulates that it will be funded through a $30 million loan of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and a $120 million loan of the International Development Association. The Board of Directors of the World Bank has already approved the provision of these funds with a maturity of 25 years, including a five-year grace period.
In six years, the contribution of Uzbekistan will total $77.82 million, including $39.74 million of granted benefits for taxes and customs payments, financial charges during the investment period, and other costs, as well as $38.08 million of contributions of stakeholders.
The project will cover all regions of the country, including Karakalpakstan. The Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources was appointed as the executive body, which will be responsible for its timely and complete implementation, as well as monitoring.
The head of state has released goods, works, services and vehicles, which are procured for the funds of international institutes, from customs duties, value added tax, mandatory deductions and fees to state target funds.
Moreover, these benefits also apply to goods, works and services purchased by farms and agricultural organizations for refinanced funds. The released funds will be the country’s contribution to the project.
Non-resident participants of the project are exempted from personal income tax. At the request of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic should ensure the registration of entry visas for them without levying consular and other fees. Foreign specialists are also released from paying a state duty for registration of a temporary residence permit in the country.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)
Uzbekistan – Russia business forum
Within the framework of the visit of the delegation of the Russian Federation led by the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov to our country, a business forum was held in Tashkent with participation of Uzbekistan and Russia businessmen.
At the event, which was attended by the heads of ministries, companies of the two countries in the sphere of trade and industry, investments and other business sectors, issues of further development of perspective relations between Uzbekistan and Russia in the trade, economic and investment spheres were discussed.
Our countries as reliable strategic partners are paying special attention to further development of mutually beneficial cooperation. These aspects were reflected in the course of effective negotiations within the framework of the state visit of the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Russian Federation on April 4-5, 2017.
Trade and economic relations between Uzbekistan and Russia are strengthening in accordance with the Economic Cooperation Program for 2013-2017, the Intergovernmental agreement on the main areas of development and deepening of economic cooperation in 2015-2019.
There are about 1000 enterprises in our country created jointly with Russian entrepreneurs. Representative offices of more than 60 companies of Russia are operating in Uzbekistan. There are 569 business entities established jointly with partners from Uzbekistan, in Russia. In 2016, the trade turnover between the two countries amounted to about 4 billion 200 million dollars, exceeded 3 billion dollars in January-August this year.
During the business forum, businessmen discussed the projects that interest them. Perspective agreements on further development of cooperation in petrochemical industry, transport communications, agriculture, medicine, and industrial production have been reached.
Tashkent has hosted a meeting of the High-level working group on information society development (HLWG) of the Regional commonwealth in the field of communications.
The event spotlighted the relevant issues of the further development of the IT industry and the software industry, the prospects and opportunities of the ‘e-government’ system and the digital economy.
Organized by the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistan and the Regional Commonwealth in the Field of Communications, the meeting brought together representatives of interested ministries from Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Russia and Kyrgyzstan.
As noted at the event, international cooperation proves key in the integration of modern telecommunication technologies, which build the ground for major IT projects in the financial and banking sectors, economy and industry. The extensive informational infrastructure in Uzbekistan sustains the rapid development of high-tech industries and effective implementation of advanced technical solutions. At the same time, a particular attention has been paid to the development of opportunities and provision of high-quality high-speed mobile communications and data transmission using LTE standard technologies.
There are five mobile operators in Uzbekistan today. This promotes free competition and a decrease in the cost of their services. Their customer network numbers over 21 million people, most of whom are active Internet users. This year alone, domestic mobile operators intend to install over 450 mobile LTE standard base stations in different regions of Uzbekistan. Scaled measures are underway to expand the coverage of the country’s population with high-speed Internet access by laying new fiber optic lines.
At the meeting, foreign experts talked about the experience of implementation of IT projects, the opportunities and features of the technical solutions and equipment used. The participants pointed out to the need to develop common approaches, models and concepts for the development of modern technologies, including the Internet of Things ‘IoT’, open and large data, artificial intelligence. They drew attention to the concept of the digital economy, its impact on small business and private entrepreneurship.
The event also highlighted the prospects of further international cooperation in the implementation of IT projects.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)
GE Aviation is said to deliver four GEnx-1B aircraft engines to Uzbekistan Airways to outfit new Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
The parties signed a memorandum to expand the cooperation. In addition, within the framework of the agreements reached, the national air carrier will purchase another spare engine GEnx-1B from the American manufacturer. All deliveries will be carried out in 2018.
“We are glad to expand the strategic cooperation, aiming to provide the Uzbekistan Airways aircraft fleet with advanced GE technologies. The choice of GEnx-1B engines for new Boeing 787 aircrafts proves their high reliability and efficiency,” said Sheker Shahrur, Sales Vice President at GE Aviation.
Within the framework of the memorandum, the US company awarded the TRUEngine rank to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts of the NAC Uzbekistan Airways, which are equipped with GEnx engines. The TRUEngine certification status guarantees the owners, operators and potential purchasers the conformity of the engine configuration with the manufacturer’s requirements, confirms the history of its maintenance and allows prompt assessment of the market value of the aircraft engine.
According to Andrei Margachyov, Deputy Director for Operation of Aviation Equipment at Uzbekistan Airways Technics, the cooperation with GE Aviation as the world’s leading provider of aircraft engines for civil aircrafts, has become another important step for the national air carrier of Uzbekistan in expanding its international business relations.
“We feel pride that the National Air Company is the first operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner with high-performance GEnx-1B engines in Central Asia. In the follow up of our cooperation, we hope that the environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient GE aviation engines will allow us taking the maximum benefits from their operation,” Margachyov added.
The parties have also agreed to start negotiations on maintenance and repair of GEnx-1B engines installed on Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts of the Uzbek airline. To date, over 1,600 GEnx-1B engines have been sold throughout the world. Unlike the CF6 engine, the GEnx engine provides better fuel efficiency, resulting in a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions. The innovative combustion chamber TAPS ensures 55% less nitrogen oxide emissions than the current standards, and almost 90% less other gases. With regard to the noise level ratio against the thrust, the engine is the quietest in the line of GE aircraft engines due to improved fan blades that rotate at a slower speed, thereby reducing noise by 40%. NAC launched the commercial operation of Boeing 787 Dreamliner since September, 2016.
Today, there are two crafts of this kind in its fleet. The company concluded contracts with Boeing for another four Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts, the delivery of which is expected in 2019. Today, the ‘dream liners’ successfully fly to Dubai, Delhi, Amritsar, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Seoul, Frankfurt, Moscow, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore. Since this summer, the air carrier has launched non-stop flights on the route Tashkent - New York - Tashkent.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)
Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan: on the path of friendship, cohesion and harmony
Friendship and fraternity bring people and countries closer together. This clearly found expression in a meeting at the “Vodil” border post between representatives of Fergana region of Uzbekistan and Batken region of Kyrgyzstan.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s state visit to the Kyrgyz Republic on September 5-6, 2017 created broad possibilities for strengthening links of friendship between the two fraternal nations.
The scale of cooperation between the two states is increasing in all spheres. Specifically, people are very glad about the intensification of links between border areas.
Border relations are of very important strategic significance to Fergana region, which has a 447.4 km long borderline. It was somewhat difficult for people of Sokh district and the villages of Shohimardon and Yordon of Fergana district to visit the neighboring country. The solving of this problem as a result of the above visit was a historic event towards closer relations and friendship between the Uzbek and Kyrgyz people.
Festive atmosphere reigned at this meeting of representatives of the two fraternal nations. It was attended by visitors from the Kyrgyz Republic, representatives of state and public organizations, ethnic Kyrgyz people living in Uzbekistan and youth.
The khokim (governor) of Fergana region, Sh.Ganiyev, the governor of Batken region, A.Khalmurzayev and others noted that political, trade-economic, cultural and humanitarian relations between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan are expanding and that many problems in the border areas are being solved.
Unnecessary formalities and obstacles for visiting the neighboring state have been removed at the “Vodil” border checkpoint. People of the two countries who have been living in harmony for centuries and who have religious and linguistic similarities are very glad about this.
“Our people have been living side by side since ancient times. Today they are very glad about the opening of the border. This is really a historic event. These kinds of meetings and reciprocal visits serve to further strengthen our friendship”, says Tokhtakhon Ilyasova, deputy governor of Kadamjay district of Batken region.
“Our village is famous for its beautiful nature, clean air and tourist attractions. Tourism can be developed here. However, due to problems at the border, few visited our village. Now the obstacles have been removed, and there is a greater opportunity to develop tourism”, says Rustamjon Tojiboyev, the chairman of “Shohimardon” neighborhood.
During the meeting, a concert by artistic groups and young artistes was held.
Direct dialogue: what has found its solution?
The direct dialogue between the head of the Foreign Affairs Ministry Abdulaziz Kamilov and fellow citizens, which took place on July 5, 2017, raised a number of problems and proposals awaiting immediate consideration. What have you managed to do so far, what problems of yours have found solution? These were the issues discussed at a briefing organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The purpose of the meeting is to bring to the attention of the public of the Republic of Uzbekistan information on the goals and tasks of the Interagency Working Group on Solving Problems and Implementing the Proposals Produced in Accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan signed 12 September 2017, announced during the affairs with compatriots. The Interdepartmental Working Group included representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Prosecutor General’s Office, the National Security Service, the Ministry of Labor and others.
The event was addressed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdurahim Khodjaev, Deputy Head of the Main Department for Migration and Registration of Citizenship of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Ulugbek Tashkhodjaev and Director of the State Center for Personalization under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan Najmiddin Turakhodjaev.
As reported by the speakers, on July 6, 2017, following the results of the dialogue, the Minister of Foreign Affairs held a working meeting at which he gave specific instructions for the prompt consideration jointly with other authorities of all appeals received. He stressed that no letter should remain without attention, not a single question.
On July 8 this year, for a comprehensive study of the results of the Direct Dialogue and the definition of tasks in this direction, a meeting was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the participation of representatives of interested ministries and departments. The meeting at the interagency level showed that most of the issues can not be solved only within the competence of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For example, among them - registration of a certificate for return to the homeland, a sticker of an authorization record for travelling abroad to citizens who are abroad, the exchange of passports, the issuance of citizenship, the receipt by citizens residing abroad of a license to work, and a number of others. To solve certain problems, it is necessary to amend relevant regulations.
Taking into account these moments, the issue of creating a permanent interagency working group was worked out, the purpose of which is the organization on a systematic basis of effective interdepartmental work on the comprehensive study of citizens’ appeals on consular and legal issues, the adoption on them of objective and timely decisions aimed at restoring and protecting violated rights and legitimate interests of citizens.
Focusing on the measures taken by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs within the framework of the implementation of the items of the Work Plan of the Interdepartmental Working Group, A.Khodjaev noted: “Responses to citizens are given specific answers with well-founded explanations and comments, and special attention is paid to the real solution of problematic issues.”
Since the day of the Direct Dialogue to date, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs received 662 (as of September 16, 2017) appeals from citizens.
They were considered in accordance with the provisions of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On applications of individuals and legal entities” and within the terms established by the working group of the Virtual Reception of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
To date, our citizens through the web portal “Interactive Consular Services” are provided with services for 12 types of consular activities.
Also, the draft of the Consular Charter in the new edition was submitted for consideration to the Cabinet of Ministers. The new edition of the charter includes such innovations as providing citizens of Uzbekistan who have found themselves abroad without means of subsistence, financial and material assistance at the expense of diplomatic missions of Uzbekistan, increasing the personal responsibility of a consular officer for improper and untimely consideration of citizens’ appeals.
In order to create more favorable conditions and amenities for the citizens of the republic who are abroad, as well as to reduce distances and save time for citizens on appeal on consular and legal issues, work is underway to expand the network of consulate institutions of Uzbekistan abroad, primarily in the CIS countries. For example, the Ministry is considering the organization of the activities of the Consulate General of Uzbekistan in St. Petersburg, including the staffing, placement and arrangement of the Consulate General, as well as other issues related to ensuring the beginning of its functioning.
To date, the official consent of the Russian side for the opening of three more consular establishments of Uzbekistan has been received in such cities of Russia as Yekaterinburg, Vladivostok and Kazan.
The Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan No.UP-5156 was adopted on August 16, 2017, that provides for the introduction of a biometric passport of a citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan for traveling abroad.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)
The 23rd Tashkent International Tourism Fair “Tourism on the Silk Road”
On 3 October, the 23rd Tashkent International Tourism Fair “Tourism on the Silk Road” has started at Uzexpocentre
The event, organized by the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Tourism Development and the World Tourism Organization in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent city khokimiyat and other organizations, is being attended by representatives of domestic and foreign tourism companies, hotels, specialists of the sphere and representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in our country.
Uzbekistan has huge tourism potential. As a result of constant attention paid by the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev, tourism is becoming a strategic branch of the economy. In accordance with the Decree of the Head of our state “On measures of ensuring accelerated development of tourism industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan” of December 2, 2016, favorable economic, organizational and legal conditions for the development of the sphere are being created.
The Decree defines a number of tasks for an even broader and more effective use of the huge tourism potential of the regions, creation and promotion of the national tourism product to world markets. Tashkent International Tourism Fair is an important event for achieving these goals.
Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Tourism Development A.Abdukhakimov, Project Coordinator of the World Tourism Organization D.Ilin and others particularly noted the consistent development of the tourism infrastructure of Uzbekistan, expansion of the industry through new projects and directions, created broad conditions for attracting tourists.
Tourism ranks the third place by profitability after the oil and chemical industry in the world economy. But the tourism product, unlike natural resources, is not limited in volumes and in due course becomes more and more claimed, and hence, profitable.
The traditional Tashkent International Tourism Fair contributes to the expansion of the scale of activities carried out in this direction, acquainting the international community with the rich and diverse culture, the art of our country, transport and logistics services, informing foreign companies and organizations about the created incentives and preferences for investors.
This fair is distinguished by its scale, the number of participants, the content and diversity of national stands. Representatives of more than 50 companies from 32 countries, including Azerbaijan, China, Egypt, Great Britain, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand are attending the fair.
Large industry hotel complexes and private hotels, sanatoriums, resorts, logistics and transport companies, railway and air carriers, tour operators, travel agencies, travel software and tourism services, museums, as well as services of cultural and leisure industry enterprises are presented at the fair. The fair covered all modern directions of the tourism industry, including cultural and historical, business, sports and environmental tours, services, medical and gastronomic tourism.
Stands showing the tourism potential and reflecting the unique culture of each region of our country are presented in the national pavilion.
Eastern cuisine is well known for its variety. “Taste of the Silk Road” festival is being held within the framework of the fair, which demonstrates the process of cooking traditional dishes. This event promotes further popularization of gastronomic tourism in our country.
“Eastern Bazaar” exposition is full of visitors. It reflects the culture of trade, national spirituality, creativity, hospitality and other noble qualities of our people.
During meetings within the framework of “Hosted Buyers” program, heads and managers of foreign companies have an opportunity to become familiarized with tourist routes in our country, visit Samarkand and Khiva, establish partnership and conclude beneficial contracts.
The tourism fair will last until October 5.