On March 27, 2017 the Uzbek Foreign Minister, Abdulaziz Kamilov received the special representative of the President of Russia for International Cultural Cooperation, co-chairman of the board of the Interstate Humanitarian Cooperation Fund (IHCF) of the CIS member-states, Mikhail Shvydkoi, a statement of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.
At the Uzbekistan Museum of Art of was held a donating ceremony of a collection of paintings from Israel. The paintings have been donated to the museum as part of the international project- "Sun’s Earth: From Israel to Uzbekistan"
The Days of Israeli documentary films will be held from January 23 to 25 in Tashkent, a statement of the press office of Israeli Embassy to Uzbekistan said.
The President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on January 12 signed a decree "On creation of the commission for the development of publication and distribution of books, and promoting reading." The text of the document is published by UzA.
On January 5 a meeting was held between the Chairman of the State Committee for Tourism Development, Mr. Anvar Sharapov and Her Excellency, Ms. Violaine de Villeumeur, Ambassador of France in Uzbekistan.
The Islam Karimov Foundation has announced the launch of the 2017 scholarships for master’s degree programmes which will provide young people from Uzbekistan with the opportunity to pursue their education at some of the best universities in Europe and the USA.
Uzbekistan was 2nd in the list of hot destinations for 2017, according to the Financial Times. The FT rating has been prepared on the data from a panel of travel industry leaders such as Singita, Wild Frontiers, KE Adventure Travel, Discover the World, Butterfield & Robinson, Ampersand Travel, Steppes Travel and others who picked the hottest destinations for the coming year.
On December 2, Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a Presidential decree on the organization of the International Competition for design of monument to the First President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.