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Exhibition showcases best of Uzbekistan culture
December 23, 2017, 4:30 pm

The Embassy of Uzbekistan in association with the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) launched the three-day Uzbekistan cultural exhibition at the Ahmed Al Adwani Art Gallery in Abdullah Al-Salem on Sunday, 17 December. The event was inaugurated by Uzbekistan’s Minister of Culture and Sports in the presence of NCCAL Secretary General Ali Al-Youha, the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Kuwait H.E. Dr. Bakhromjon Aloev, diplomats, Kuwaiti officials and special invitees.

In his speech on the occasion Ambassador Aloev pointed out that this is the first-ever ‘Uzbek Week’ in Kuwait and added, “It is with great satisfaction that we launch this initiative this year when Kuwait is the capital of the Islamic culture, and thanks to the vision of His Highness the Amir, great importance is being given to the development of cultural relations.”  He noted that the event aims to bring Uzbek culture to Kuwait and thereby help enhance the excellent relations between Uzbekistan and Kuwait.

For her part, popular newspaper columnist and academician, Dr. Haila Al Mekaimi pointed out the since the advent of Islam in the 7th-century, cities in Uzbekistan were the centers of scholarship in religious and natural sciences. The country was also the birthplace of several prominent religious scholars who played a significant role in the development of hadiths and Quranic sciences. “Uzbekistan and surrounding regions helped the development of scientific and religious sciences in an environment of intercultural tolerance,” she added.

The exhibition showcased the vivid imagination of Uzbekistan artists through textiles, handicrafts and other accessories. On display were a variety of traditional and contemporary artworks such as miniature paintings, wall-hangings, special ornamental boxes and decorative plates adorned with motifs and décor. An Arabic calligraphy workshop was another highlight of the event.


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