June 20, 2014
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov and President of the Republic of Korea Park Geun-hye traveled to Samarkand on June 18.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov and President of the Republic of Korea Park Geun-hye traveled to Samarkand on June 18.

The high-ranking guest started her sightseeing tour of the ancient city from the Mirzo Ulughbek Observatory. Built by the great scientist Mirzo Ulughbek who made an enormous input into the evolution of world civilization, the facility is an evidence of the genius of our ancestors and the centuries-old traditions in the development of our science.

President Park Geun-hye got informed about the life and scholarly activities of the outstanding academic and statesman.

“Visiting this observatory, I admire the unique talent of the ingenious scientist Mirzo Ulughbek,” President of the Republic of Korea shared.

The leaders of Uzbekistan and South Korea visited the Afrosiab Museum, reviewed the exhibits that narrate the history of statehood of our people, the crafts and trade advanced from antiquity, and the extensive international ties. One of the rock paintings depicts a ceremony of reception of ambassadors from foreign nations by the ruler of Afrosiab (the ancient Samarkand). Portrayed among them is ambassador Chosona of Korea, which is indicative of the relations between our two peoples that date back to the depth of ages.

The Park “Along the Great Silk Road” created in the area of the Afrosiab Museum also constitutes a bright symbol of the robust friendship between our two countries. A monument stands there to embody the dynamically advancing bonds of friendship and cooperation between Uzbekistan and South Korea.

With keen interest and admiration did the President of the Republic of Korea tour the Registan complex. She gave a high appraisal to the wide-ranging efforts spearheaded under the leadership of President Islam Karimov to study the rich legacy of our great forefathers and perpetuate the historical monuments.

At the Registan complex, Park Geun-hye got familiarized with the exhibition of articles of national crafts and enquired into the process of weaving Samarkand carpets.

South Korea’s leader traveled also to the Amir Temur Mausoleum and paid tribute to the unfading memory of the Sahibkiran.

The high-ranking guest stressed in particular that the extraordinary monuments of Samarkand as a symbol of ancient culture and history of our people’s statehood and the great example of the national architecture art have left a lasting impression on her.

The state visit of President of the Republic of Korea Park Geun-hye to the Republic of Uzbekistan has proved prolific. Mutually advantageous agreements were reached during the visit at the interstate, intergovernmental and interagency levels. It was noted that the signed documents will facilitate further development of strategic partnership between Uzbekistan and South Korea and raise the interaction to a qualitatively new level.

Toward the end of the state visit by the President of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of Uzbekistan, South Korea’s leader underscored the high effectiveness and constructiveness of her stay in Uzbekistan and expressed deep gratitude to President Islam Karimov for a warm reception.

(Source: Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan)


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