HE the Minister of Culture Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad al-Thani opened the cultural week of Uzbekistan in Qatar, at Darb Al Saai, Umm Salal Mohammed. Minister of Culture and Tourism of Uzbekistan Nazarbekov Ozodbek Ahmadovich and Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan, Anar Alakbarov, who is visiting the country on the occasion of holding the Azerbaijan Cultural Week in Doha, attended the opening. Also in attendance were a number of ministers, senior officials, and a number of ambassadors accredited to Qatar.
The associated activities of the Uzbekistan Cultural Week showcase unique examples of intangible cultural heritage, national arts and folk traditions of Uzbekistan. HE Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al-Thani welcomed the attendees, explaining that the activities of the cultural week come within the framework of strengthening relations between the two countries and introducing the cultures of the friendly country.
These distinguished events preserve and introduce the countries' heritage, especially since they are held in Darb Al Saai, given its place in the hearts of Qataris, he said, calling on visitors to learn about the monuments that express the history of the Uzbek people, their traditions and their ancient cultural heritage.
For his part, Uzbek Culture Minister Ahmadovich expressed his happiness at the launch of Week of Culture, Crafts and Tourism of Uzbekistan in Doha, calling on everyone to immerse themselves in the rich fabric of Uzbek culture, and to follow the activities organized by a delegation composed of over 100 distinguished professionals in culture and art.
He further hailed the event as a testimony to the strong bilateral co-operation between Qatar and Uzbekistan, expressing his deep gratitude to the Qatari Ministry of Culture for their continued support and co-operation throughout the planning and implementation of this event.
The Cultural Week of Uzbekistan includes many activities that highlight the rich diversity of Uzbek classical and folk arts and the distinguished Uzbek cuisine, as well as national songs, dances, traditions and customs specific to Uzbek culture. The activities also include an exhibition of Uzbek decorative arts and many traditional musical instruments, some of whom are included in Unesco's Intangible Cultural Heritage in Uzbekistan.
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