A Festival of Cultures and Traditions

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May 25, 2014

A Festival of Cultures and Traditions

The Receptions House of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan has hosted a festival of cultural traditions and national cuisines with the participation of representatives of diplomatic corps and international organizations.

It was noted at the occasion that special significance is attached in our country under the leadership of President Islam Karimov to the promotion of international cooperation and enhancement of cultural bonds. The sporting competitions, cultural meetings and festivals held by the officials of embassies and international institutions facilitate the further consolidation of mutual friendship.

“Communication at the festival allows for a closer familiarization with the culture and traditions of various peoples, reinforcement of friendly ties and promotion of dialogue with colleagues,” said Swiss ambassador to our country Nicolas Brul. “At the festival, our embassy presents Swiss cheese – quiche and raclette – as well as sweeties from hazelnut and almond. In Switzerland, cheese is consumed in the winter period, by and large. It is pleasant that this product enjoys demand in this country all year round. I very much like the Uzbek national cuisine, especially palov, which is cooked in diverse regions of the country all in a particular way. I would also like to note in particular that I have never tried such tasty watermelons and melons like those grown in this sunny land. And of course the Uzbek marketplaces are quite charming with the abundance of a great variety of goods round the year and which are always busy.”

The event served to demonstrate the culture, traditions, customs of peoples of diverse nations, and also presented were samples of handicrafts and applied arts. Participants enjoyed classical and modern songs and melodies.