Uzbekistan inspires California
A series of events about Uzbekistan were held in Monterey, California.
Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) hosted a workshop, a cultural presentation and a reception during which the attendees could sample Uzbek national meal pilaf. Organized by the Fund Forum and the Permanent Mission of Uzbekistan to the UN, the event was attended by around 100 people, including MIIS staff, students, scholars as well as members of Monterey City Council.
The workshop focusing on Uzbekistan’s contemporary development was organized for young specialists studying international relations and provided information about Uzbekistan’s role in maintaining security and stability in Central Asia as well as the country’s achievements over independence years. The information provided piqued the participants’ interest, which was seen in the many questions they asked toward the end of the event.
The workshop was given the goal of providing detailed information about Uzbekistan’s unique cultural legacy and modern trends in Uzbek arts. Several video were shown during the presentation about Uzbekistan’s contribution to world civilization as well as its ancient cities and architectural monuments. Those gathered also had the opportunity to watch a film about the Fund Forum’s broad activities, its major projects and initiatives to support culture and art, children’s artistic endeavors, talented youngsters, education, sports, science and charity. They also showed a keen interest in the Foundation’s activities in promoting Uzbek culture and art abroad.