Culture Days of Uzbekistan are taking place in the capital of Qatar, the city of Doha, from September 24 through October 5.
This major event was organized by the Uzbek Embassy in Kuwait with the assistance of the Hunarmand Association of Uzbekistan and the Qatar Cultural Foundation.
The Culture Days of Uzbekistan are held on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the independence of Uzbekistan and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and Qatar.
As part of the events, an exhibition and sale of products of Uzbek artisans opened in Doha as well.
Director General of the Qatar Cultural Foundation, Professor Khaled bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti, Ambassador of Uzbekistan Bakhrom Aloev, Chairman of the Hunarmand Association Ulugbek Abdullayev and President of the World Council of Craftsmen Sa'ad al-Kaddumi spoke at the opening ceremony.
The speakers noted the high level of organization of the Culture Days of Uzbekistan in Doha. The importance of this major event was emphasized for promoting the rich cultural and scientific heritage, art, and tourism potential of Uzbekistan in the international arena, in particular in the Arab-Muslim world, to familiarize the international community with the creative work carried out in Uzbekistan in all spheres of life.
It was emphasized that national crafts are one of the most important areas of folk art and applied art in Uzbekistan, which is passed down from generation to generation. In recent years. Uzbekistan has paid special attention to the development of crafts, including on the initiative and proposals of the President of the country, a number of decrees and resolutions have been adopted to develop this area.
Particular attention was paid to the fact that holding the Culture Days of Uzbekistan in Qatar is important for the development of friendly relations between Uzbekistan and Qatar, and will also serve to increase the number of foreign tourists visiting Uzbekistan.
Masters representing various areas of handicraft art from different regions of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Karakalpakstan take part in the exhibition with their products. Within the framework of the exhibition, presentations on Uzbek crafts and the tourism potential of Uzbekistan are organized, and master classes of Uzbek craftsmen are being held.
On the opening day of the event, a concert of the Uzbek State Symphony Orchestra under the direction of the famous composer and conductor Kamoliddin Urinboev was organized at the Qatar Opera House. The concert program, consisting of works of world and national music, opera and contemporary pop music, was met with a full house in front of a full auditorium.