President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on 24 June visited a square in Tashkent, where a monument of the great Russian poet Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin is Iocated.
In our country, where over one hundred and thirty ethnicities live in friendship and accord, all legal bases for careful preservation of traditions and customs of representative of all nationalities are created. Under the leadership of the head of our state, a particular attention is paid to developing literature and arts, as well translating the best works of the world literature into Uzbek.
The peoples of Uzbekistan and Russia know very well each other’s literature and arts. The square, where the monument of Pushkin stands, is one of the favorite places of metropolitan residents and guests. The Russian cultural centre operates in Uzbekistan. Branches of the Moscow state university named after M.Lomonosov, Russian Economics University named after G.Plekhanov, Russian state university of oil and gas named after I.Gubkin function in Tashkent.
A magnificent monument of the great Uzbek poet and thinker Alisher Navoi is installed in the centre of Moscow.
A lot of works on studying and dissemination of the works of the world literature classics, their wide use in educating the younger generation in the spirit of universal human values are carried out, which is also manifested in studying the creative works of A.S.Pushkin. The 217th anniversary of the birthday of the great Russian poet has been celebrated widely this year. Many poetry parties, cultural-enlightenment events were held, dedicated to the works of Pushkin, who glorified the ideas of peace, friendship, love and freedom.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin laid flowers to the monument of Pushkin.
Landscaping and greening works in the square have made a great impression on the high-ranking guest. The President of the Russian Federation noted that veneration for the works of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin, in line with other representatives of the world literature, the monument of Pushkin, are a demonstration of traditionally friendly ties between our peoples.
Vladimir Putin underlined that the visit to Uzbekistan was fruitful and expressed his gratitude to President Islam Karimov for substantive negotiations. The President of Russia highly assessed the efforts of our country during the presidency in the SCO on further bolstering the activity of the organization. The Tashkent summit, held in constructive spirit, will support further development of cooperation among the member-states of the SCO, enriching its substance.
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov accompanied President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to the Tashkent International Airport.