On 18 December 2007, a founding conference of the China Central Asia Friendship Association (CCAFA) was held at the hall of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC). Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi sent a congratulation letter to the conference. Assistant Foreign Minister Li Hui gave a speech at the meeting upon invitation and read out Yang’s congratulation letter.
"The centre of Uzbek culture in the Chuvash Republic" public organization has been set up in Chuvashia [of Russia], a correspondent of the Regnum news agency has learnt at the Chuvash Ministry of Culture.
The Altyn Asyr TV, Turkmenistan’s main official TV channel, at 1440 gmt 18 October, on the day of the official visit by the Uzbek president, Islam Karimov, aired a recorded concert by prominent Uzbek pop singers.
Today the United Nations Office in Uzbekistan announced a poster contest on the theme “UN Contribution to Human Development through the Language of Contemporary Design”. It is organized jointly with the UN Development Programme in Uzbekistan, the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia and the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan.