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The Uzbekistan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Image Credit: Courtesy: Suneesh Sudhakaran/Expo 2020 Dubai

Dubai: A variety of cultural shows, tourism attractions and investment opportunities have been unveiled by Uzbekistan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Saida Mirziyoyeva, deputy chairperson of Uzbekistan Council of the Arts and Culture Development Foundation, said: “We are laying a new foundation for the effective promotion of Uzbekistan’s cultural potential in the international arena. In 2022, we will mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and the UAE. These have been three fruitful decades that taught us to trust each other, inspire each other for new achievements and interact at different levels and in different spheres.”

She added: “Uzbekistan’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai is an important event that will give additional impetus to a high-level dialogue with UAE, the organising country, as well as with other countries represented at the Expo.” Session on role of women

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Saida Mirziyoyeva, deputy chairperson of Uzbekistan Council of the Arts and Culture Development Foundation. Image Credit: Supplied

On November 29, the Republic of Uzbekistan will present ‘The Role of Women in the Modernisation of Social Life’ as part of the Women’s Pavilion programme. Also, in the coming months, the Foundation for the Development of Culture and Art will organise a session on ‘The Role of Women in Culture’.

Classical pianist

Pianist Bekhzod Abduraimov will have a concert at the Jubilee Park on November 30. He will perform a programme of popular classical works by Liszt, Beethoven, Chopin, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky.

Abduraimov is a prize-winner at the International Piano Competition in London and has recently performed with philharmonic orchestras in London, Los Angeles and Munich.

Uzbekistan Art and Culture Development Foundation will also participate in ‘Al Burda’ festival from December 19 to 21. Al Burda is a multidisciplinary platform operating under the auspices of the UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth. Classical ballet

Meanwhile, on November 27, ‘Lazgi – Dance of Soul and Love’ will have its international premiere at the Dubai Opera. Organisers say the international and local audience will be presented with a new interpretation of the Khorezmian dance with a demonstration of the original traditions of the Uzbek people.

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Showing heritage

Gayane Umerova, executive director of the Art and Culture Development Foundation, said: “This is the first time the World Expo is taking place in the Middle East and the participation of Art and Culture Development Foundation at the expo is a unique opportunity to tell the whole world about Uzbekistan’s invaluable heritage. We also recall the rich cultural ties between our country and the Arab world and the entire Islamic civilisation that have been formed over the centuries.”