Feruza Makhmudova became Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Uzbekistan to Israel. Her candidacy was approved by the Senate in plenary session on Friday.
Feruza Makhmudova, 45, holds undergraduate degree in the International Relations of the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (1996) and graduate degree in Humanities from Eberhard and Karl University (Germany, 2009).
She worked in various positions in the central office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1996−2006), participated in the organization of high-level visits. In addition, she worked at the Institute for Strategic and Interregional Studies under the President (2014−2018).
Prior to that, she held the post of head of the Main Directorate for Bilateral Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2018−2020).
Deputy Foreign Minister Ilkhom Nematov, introducing the candidacy of Feruza Makhmudova, named her appointment as “historic” in the personnel policy of Uzbekistan.
“Today, for the first time in the history of independent diplomacy of Uzbekistan, the candidacy among our esteemed women has been presented for the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,” he said.
Chairman of the upper house of parliament, Tanzila Narbaeva, noted that despite the establishment of diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and more than 130 states, a woman has never been appointed ambassador.