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NEWS AND EVENTS
January 16, 2007
The President of Uzbekistan receives congratulations
On 9 January, Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, has been announced by the International Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) a world Islamic culture capital in 2007 to represent the entire Asian continent.

On such occasion the world dignitaries and other renowned officials are addressing their messages of congratulations to the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.

The message by Secretary General of the Islamic Conference Organization Ekmelliddin Ihsan oglu read: \"Tashkent received such high and honorable title thanks to the outstanding merits of Uzbekistan before the Islamic culture and science, careful preservation of monuments and enrichment of Islamic heritage\".

The letter further continued that the \"ISESCO choice is also explained by the fact that the rich history and culture of the pearl of Asia ? Tashkent takes a special place in science, arts and world civilization\".

According to the message, the Organization of Islamic Conference highly assesses the efforts of the leadership of the Republic of Uzbekistan aimed at reviving the spiritual and national values, studying and preserving the rich historical, science, educational, and cultural heritage.

Another letter of congratulation arrived from the Director of the International Institute for Intercultural and Civilization Dialog, the former president of Iran Sayeed Muhammad Hatami.

\"Granting the dear Tashkent a title of the cultural capital of the Islamic world is an evidence of the fact that this city as well as the great Uzbekistan and Uzbek people occupy a leading place not o?nly in Islamic civilization, but also in culture and arts of an entire Orient,\" ? the message by former Iranian president has said.


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