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10 May 2023, 09:13

Ambassador: Uzbek people fought for Great Victory together with Belarusians

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MINSK, 10 May (BelTA) - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Uzbekistan Leonid Marinich and the embassy staff took part in the opening ceremony of the photo exhibition of archival documents “Memory is eternal, the human value is sacred” at the State Museum of History of Uzbekistan, BelTA learned from the Belarusian diplomatic mission in Tashkent.

The exhibition is dedicated to the contribution of the Uzbek people to the victory in World War II and timed to the 78th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War and the memorable date celebrated in Uzbekistan on 9 May - the Day of Remembrance and Honoring. Ulugbek Yusupov, director of the Uzarkhiv agency in Uzbekistan, presented an album of letters, documents and photographs from the Second World War kept in the archives of Uzbekistan.

In his speech, Leonid Marinich emphasized the contribution of the Uzbek people who shoulder to shoulder with Belarusians and representatives of other ethnicities forged the victory at the fronts of the Great Patriotic War and brought freedom and independence to our homeland at the cost of their lives and health. He also drew attention to the important contribution of Uzbek home front workers who provided the front with everything necessary and who hospitably opened the doors for hundreds of thousands of people who were in Uzbekistan in evacuation.

The Belarusian ambassador expressed gratitude to the leadership of Uzarkhiv for the important contribution to the preservation of historical memory.

The event was attended by representatives of the government bodies of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the diplomatic corps, veterans, as well as youth organizations and school students.

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