23 February 2024

Minister of Culture Opens Uzbekistan Cultural Week at Darb Al Saai

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Doha, February 22 (QNA) - HE Minister of Culture Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al-Thani opened the cultural week of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the State of Qatar, at Darb Al Saai, Umm Salal Mohammed, on Thursday.

HE Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Uzbekistan Nazarbekov Ozodbek Ahmadovich and HE Assistant to the President of the Republic 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 Their Excellencies ministers, senior officials, and a number of ambassadors accredited to the State of Qatar.

The associated activities of the Uzbekistan Cultural Week showcase unique examples of intangible cultural heritage, national arts and folk traditions of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

HE Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al-Thani welcomed the attendees, explaining that the activities of the Cultural Week of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the State of Qatar come within the framework of strengthening cultural 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, His Excellency 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, HE 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 cooperation between Qatar and Uzbekistan, expressing his deep gratitude to the Qatari Ministry of Culture for their continued support and cooperation throughout the planning and implementation of this event.

The Cultural Week of the Republic 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. (QNA)


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