MINSK, 22 March (BelTA) – Uzbekistan has long had special, good relations with Belarus, Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said as he visited an exhibition of the Belarusian cultural center Svitanak during Navruz celebrations in Tashkent, BelTA has learned.
At an event in Yangi Oʻzbekiston, a major park in Tashkent, the Uzbek leader talked to chair of the Belarusian cultural center Svitanak Galina Tatarenko.
“We love Belarusians very much. We have had special, good relations with Belarus for a long time. You probably see, feel this,” Shavkat Mirziyoyev emphasized addressing the Belarusian diaspora representatives.
The president of Uzbekistan drew attention to the importance of peace: “The most important thing is to have peace all over the world. In this difficult time, we must support each other, live in peace and tranquility. And I will do everything to make sure that we in Uzbekistan live in peace, as one family.”
“I wish you good health and Happy Navruz,” the Uzbek leader said addressing the Belarusians.
Representatives of the Belarusian diaspora greeted the president of Uzbekistan with bread and salt and a Belarusian song.
Navruz celebrations were held in Tashkent and throughout Uzbekistan on 21 March. The festive event in Yangi Oʻzbekiston was attended by Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. He toured the stands of diasporas and centers of folk crafts.