MINSK, 27 June (BelTA) – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Uzbekistan Leonid Marinich took part in the solemn ceremony of presenting diplomas to the first graduates of the Uzbekistan-Belarus faculty Innovative Pedagogy at Nizami Tashkent State Pedagogical University, BelTA learned from the Belarusian embassy in Uzbekistan.
Addressing the graduates, Leonid Marinich noted that the establishment of the faculty was the result of strong partnerships and successful cooperation between Tashkent State Pedagogical University and Belarusian State Pedagogical University. The ambassador emphasized that every year Belarusian universities welcome thousands of foreign students. Among them there are many young people from Uzbekistan.
According to the diplomat, the example of the joint faculty demonstrates that Belarus' relations with Uzbekistan can be even closer, and training in joint programs more accessible. “I think that Belarus has now become closer and more understandable to you, and you were able to discover something about it, find new friends. We see real, sincere friends of Belarus in you,” Leonid Marinich said addressing the graduates.
He also noted that cooperation between the universities of the two countries is an important factor in the efforts to promote Belarus-Uzbekistan humanitarian ties.
The graduation ceremony was also attended by teachers and curators of the joint project from Belarusian State Pedagogical University, representatives of the Belarusian diaspora in Uzbekistan.
The Uzbekistan-Belarus faculty Innovative Pedagogy opened at Tashkent State Pedagogical University in 2018 as part of a cooperation agreement between Belarusian State Pedagogical University and Tashkent State Pedagogical University. The joint faculty provides training based on the 3+1 formula in speech therapy, psychology and preschool education. Graduates receive two diplomas.