New Delhi: A 16-member delegation of journalists from Uzbekistan, an important Central Asian country, was on a 7-day official visit to India. The delegation visited Agra, Jaipur, and other places. A reception was given to the Uzbek journalists at the Press Club of India. The visiting delegation signed a Memorandum on Mutual Partnership and Experience Exchange with the Press Club of India.
Mr. Aziz Baratov, the Charge d’Affaires of Uzbekistan in Delhi, Muhammadjon Obidov, the Chairman of the Fergana regional branch of the Union of Journalists of Uzbekistan, Honored Journalist of Uzbekistan, head of the delegation, Mr. Farmon Toshev, the Member of the Senate of the Oliy
Majlis (Parliament) of Uzbekistan, Editor-in-Chief of the “Zarafshon” newspaper of the Samarkand region, and the Honored Journalist of Uzbekistan spoke about the consistently developing cooperation between India and Uzbekistan.
Speaking with Islamic Voice, Mr. Anvar Ikramov, head of the Directorate for Protect and Research of Akhsikent Archaeological Heritage Site, said that after its freedom from the USSR, Uzbekistan is on the road of progress and restoring its identity. He said we have 99 percent literacy, and women are part of the work force.
Mr. Aziz Baratov said in recent years that the results of large-scale reforms being implemented in various aspects of life in Uzbekistan Particular attention was paid to the legal framework for media activities, which was created on the basis of advanced international experience, ensuring freedom of speech in Uzbekistan, strengthening the place of non-state sources of information and social networks in the lives of society, and the importance of international cooperation in this area.
Mr. Manoranjan Bharati, the Vice President of the Press Club of India, and other speakers stated that the historical relations between the Uzbek and Indian peoples have today reached a qualitatively new level. The parties emphasized that the media occupy a special place in the process of conveying the content and importance of today’s high level of Uzbek-Indian relations to the peoples of the two countries and the international community, and expressed a unanimous opinion on the development of cooperation in this direction.
As a result of the negotiations, Mr. Bharati and Mr. Muhammadjon Obidov, the Chairman of the Fergana branch of the Union of Journalists of Uzbekistan, signed a Memorandum on Mutual
Partnership, Experience, and Exchange. The document states that the Press Club of India and the Fergana, the regional branch of the Union of Journalists of Uzbekistan, have established partnerships with equal rights. The sides will assist each other in terms of information exchange between the media of the two countries, organize mutual media tours, and exchange experiences among journalists. They will jointly hold forums and conferences and mutually invite journalists from the two countries to creative competitions and other important events.