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10 April 2009 / 11:18

For over the years of independence on the initiative of President Islam Karimov the look of the ancient cities – Tashkent (pictured at left), Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Termez, Shakhrisabz, Karshi and Marghilan have changed a lot. The substantial work has been accomplished at these cities with the ancient monuments to have been restored and new modern constructions erected.

The Uzbekistan National News Agency spoke to the foreign ambassadors to Uzbekistan and asked them what they thought of Uzbekistan’s capital city of Tashkent.

Joseph Macishak, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to Uzbekistan:

“For the first time I visited Uzbekistan in 1995. Having arrived in here on my official business trip some years later, I was surprised. Tashkent had changed so much. A huge creative and improvement works were accomplished at this beautiful city. The capital city is getting better day by day. The number of buildings that combine national and modern architectural styles increases. I am delighted to see such scale of transformations.”

Soltan Pirmuhamedov, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Uzbekistan:

“For fourteen years of work in Uzbekistan I have witnessed the considerable growth of well-being of the Uzbek people. Tashkent changes from year to year. The considerable creative work has been carried out here for over the short period of time. This beautiful city is one of the largest centers of culture and enlightenment in the world. It surprises all with its architectural monuments, generous and hospitable people. Under the leadership of President Islam Karimov the people of Uzbekistan carry out consistent reforms in all spheres of life and especially in the economy, while securing the profound results. I am sure that such a well thought-out and long-sighted policy will bear even more positive results in the future.

The 2200th anniversary of Tashkent is a holiday not only for Uzbekistan, but also for all friendly states. Marking the city’s anniversary will open up the new pages in the history of humankind.

Igors Apokins, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to Uzbekistan:

“As I see the active preparations to the 2200th anniversary of Tashkent I would like to underscore the work now underway in Uzbekistan under the leadership of President Islam Karimov to revive and propagate the national and spiritual values, preserve the cultural and historical monuments and sacred places of worship for forthcoming generations.”

“Uzbekistan as one of the cradles of civilization attracts attention of the entire world community. Uzbekistan’s ancient and eternally young cities play an important role in this. One of them is wonderful Tashkent. I am sure that profound work, which is now being accomplished on the occasion of the upcoming jubilee, will even more alter the city.”

Constantine Aleksa, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to Uzbekistan:

“The celebration of Tashkent’s jubilee is worth special attention. The look of the capital city, which is getting more beautiful, has changed beyond recognition. The ancient and eternally young Tashkent at all times linked the East with West, always delighted the people, aroused amazement with its rich history, universally well-known places of sightseeing and sacred venues of worship.”

Richard Norland, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Uzbekistan:

“I know Tashkent very well. I like very much its historical monuments, museums and art galleries. I am interested in sports and therefore I have already visited several sports complexes based in Tashkent. I would like to note that in Uzbekistan a special attention is being paid to developing the physical culture and sports. A vivid example to it is the reconstruction of many sporting facilities, construction of the new complexes and their equipment with modern sports inventories.”

Kobil Babaev and Lola Bekmuratova for the Information Agency “Jahon” in English