October 20, 2018

Uzbekistan Diplomats Meet & Greet: Cultural Hospitality at its Best















Holding a magnificent piece of adras, the Uzbek silk,  H.E. Konstantine Surguladze,  Ambassador of Georgia, H.E. Mr. Dilyor Khakimov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan H.E. Heidemaria Gurer, Ambassador of Austria, H.E. Vjosa Dobruna, Ambassador of Kosovo, H.E. Andrea Gustovic Ercegovac, Ambassador of Croatia and  H.E. Mr Youn Yun Lee, Ambassador of Korea.  

The Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Brussels, surprised The Hague’s diplomat community with a grandiose reception to celebrate its 26th Anniversary, an example of the traditional Uzbek hospitality.

On the picture H.E. Mr Youn Yun Lee, Ambassador of Korea and H.E. Mr. Dilyor Khakimov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan.

The Senator Room of Carlton Ambassador was filled with an abundance of ambassadors, diplomats and judges from embassies and International organisations. Additionally, business people, Dutch officials, parliamentarians, academics and friends of Eurasia came from different Dutch Ministries and universities to celebrate and meet the Ambassador-designate H.E. Mr. Dilyor Khakimov, who would soon present credentials to King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands.

Ambassador Khakimov took office in Brussels early September and is also credited to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Early in the morning, the Uzbek team from the embassy in Brussels arrived to Carlton to start the preparation of the venue under the direction of Ambassador Khakimov. Uzbek diplomats and their spouses, artist, dancers and the chef transformed the elegant Senator Room in a welcoming place full of colors, flowers and music.

Mr. Karomiddin Gadoev, Counsellor and Charge d’affaires, presented the audience with a detailed speech on Uzbek economy and the already 26-year-old diplomatic relations established between Uzbekistan and the Netherlands. Mr. Azim Mukhamedjanov, second Secretary, Press Official and the driving force of this Meet and Greet, initially planned for this event to take place last autumn but cancelled due to President Islam Karimov’s passing.

Ambassador Khakimov, H.E. Heidemaria Gurer, Ambassador of Austria and H.E. Vjosa Dobruna, Ambassador of Kosovo wearing typical Uzbek adras, H.E. Andrea Gustovic Ercegovac, Ambassador of Croatia and the Ambassador of Korea, H.E. Yun Young Lee.


The Ambassador of Georgia, H.E. Konstantine Surguladze, H.E. Soraya Elena Alvarez Nuñez and Ambassador Khakimov.

The Embassy of Uzbekistan in Brussels maintains its presence in the Netherlands by regularly attending lectures at Leiden University, meetings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Diplomat Magazine events in The Hague, and business conferences in Amsterdam.

The Embassy actively participated in the Hanos Gastronomic Festival in Delft and organised media trips. Diplomat Magazine has been invited recently twice to visit Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara, first as part of the international team of observers for the presidential elections and secondly to cover the International music festival XI Sharq Taronalari.

H.E. Vjosa Dobruna, Ambassador of Kosovo, H.E. Heidemaria Gurer, Ambassador of Austria, H.E. Mr. Dilyor Khakimov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan, Dr Mayelinne De Lara, Publisher of Diplomat Magazine, H.E. Mr. Magzhan Ilyassov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Ms. Dziunik Aghajanian, Ambassador of Armenia, H.E. Mr Mikalai Barysevich, Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus and Mr Boris Zhilko, Minister Counsellor.

After greetings and speeches, the famous Uzbek singer Botir Qodirov entertained the audience with warm melodies that captivated the attention of all, irregardless of the language barrier.

Then, Maryam Agisheva, a professional dancer studying choreography in Paris concluded the entertainment engagingly, as many joined her dancing. Immediately after, a wonderful traditional buffet of delicious food was presented. This buffet featured rice prepared in Kazahstan, mouton, patir-non, and various sorts of stuffed pockets of dough, salads, and sweets.

Uzbekistan Diplomats Meet & Greet was organised with the support of Diplomatic Card, Carlton Ambassador and Diplomat Magazine.

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