(MENAFN- trend news agency) baku, azerbaijan, august 22. azerbaijani-uzbek
relations in the sphere of culture reach a qualitatively new level,
uzbekistan's minister of culture ozodbek nazarbekov told
journalists, trend reports.
"relations between azerbaijan and uzbekistan have deep
historical roots. azerbaijani poet nizami ganjavi was treated with
special respect by uzbek poet alisher navai. over time these
friendly relations between the two countries strengthened during
the presidency of heydar aliyev. relations between azerbaijan and
uzbekistan developed quite well during this period. today these
relations have reached a new level due to the political will of the
presidents of the two countries," he said.
nazarbekov pointed out that days of culture of uzbekistan in
azerbaijan were organized on august 1-4.
"concerts were held over three days, films, plays were shown,
and the works of uzbek craftsmen were shown. the people of
azerbaijan showed great interest in this. azerbaijani culture,
music and songs are very much loved in uzbekistan. our celebrations
do not take place without azerbaijani music. at the same time,
uzbek songs are very much loved here in azerbaijan. today, a solid
package of documents for expanding cooperation between the two
countries' ministries of culture was signed," the minister
according to him, this document covers such areas as cinema,
theater, museums, literature.
"it is in these areas that cooperation will expand. we hope that
all this will bring our relations to a qualitatively new level," he
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