According to the department for tourism development of Samarkand region, over the past period this year, 1 million 560 thousand local and more than 239 thousand foreign tourists visited Samarkand.
Large-scale activities are being held in Kokand to hold the International Festival of Applied Arts at the highest level. A working group has been formed, which has begun to implement tasks for developing tourism and widely promoting the ancient history and culture of Uzbekistan people, and national handicrafts.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has awarded U.S. ambassador Pamela Spratlen Order of Friendship on Monday.
For 8 months of 2018 the number of foreign visitors amounted to 3.4 million people against 1.5 million (+ 226%) for the same period in 2017. It is forecasted that the number of foreign citizens visiting Uzbekistan by the end of the year will amount to 4.8 million people (instead of 3.3 million of previously planned).
On July 17, a meeting devoted to issues of reforming and developing the system of general secondary education was held under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan got acquainted with Poi-Kalan Complex near the Ark Fortress.
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued negotiations with the participation of official delegations of the two countries.