The participants of the 5th International Congress "Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan - the Foundation of a New Renaissance", members of the World Society for the Study, Preservation and Promotion of the Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan from more than 40 countries of the world adopted a traditional address to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Scientists noted their commitment to the position of the Head of State, aimed at large-scale and fundamental reforms implemented in the country, including in the field of science and culture.
“The national idea aimed at creating conditions for the third Renaissance in Uzbekistan is based primarily on a well-balanced cultural policy. It is culture that is the basis for the revival of the country, the rise of the spirituality in society, fostering patriotism in people, especially the younger generation. Thanks to systemic reforms in the field of national culture, Uzbekistan is undergoing a large-scale restoration and study of ancient monuments, scientific and educational work is gaining new momentum, folk art is being supported at the state level, and intangible heritage is being preserved. The country's policy aimed at preserving this heritage is truly admirable. In recent years, it has undergone dramatic changes, which required a truly titanic effort on Your part. Your personal attention and careful attitude to the achievements of ancestors, preservation and enhancement of their experience is an example for all of us,” the address says.
The scientists also spoke about the results of the Society's work.
As Irina Popova, Director of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia), noted, “Special respect is given to the fact that the work of scientific and cultural institutions in the country is fully supported by the state and the political will of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.”
“In recent years, our Society has implemented hundreds of publishing, research, media and scientific and educational projects, including a large-scale project to publish fifty illustrated books-albums of the Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan series. Thanks to state support, these volumes are published in a circulation of ten thousand copies each and distributed free of charge to scientific and educational institutions in Uzbekistan, including secondary schools. The work on this series, which tells about the cultural legacy of Uzbekistan in the museums of the world, production of documentaries and feature films, holding of scientific forums, implementation of projects in other areas related to the study of heritage monuments, continues. We assure you that we are ready, as before, to contribute to the preservation of the cultural legacy of Your country,” the address says.
“We, specialists from different countries of the world - Europe, Asia and America, are ready to support your unique initiatives in this field in every possible way. Working in the field of studying the cultural heritage of Uzbekistan, each of us is convinced of the lasting value of the richest culture that has developed on the territory of Uzbekistan since ancient times, starting from the Bronze Age. The richest spiritual and material heritage of this country is of permanent value for the world civilization,” stressed Frederic Beaupertuis-Bressand, President and co-founder of the Association for the Study of Art and History of the Timurids (France).
In conclusion, the Congress participants and members of the World Society expressed their readiness to fully support the initiatives and efforts of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to preserve the cultural legacy of Uzbekistan.