The Samarkand regional department of Uzbektourism National Company together with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have published a "Guidebook of Samarkand" dedicated to the city’s 2750th anniversary, Jahon reported.
Chinese heritage experts and officials have selected an initial list of 48 sites along the country’s sections of the ancient Silk Road for its joint application with five central Asian countries for world cultural heritage status.
An international art exhibition "The modern art of the Silk Road" opened in Germany. It was organized by the Art Gallery of Berlin together with embassies of the Central Asian countries, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria.
The nationwide contest of the national dance was held at the Uzbek National Academic Dramatic Theater. The Ministry for Culture and Sports and Uzbekraqs Association initiated the event, Jahon reported quoting the local agencies.