16th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan
(September 14, 2007, Brussels)

The celebration of 16th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan took place in Royal Museums of Arts and History in Brussels on September 14, 2007. More than 350 representatives of political, business, and academic circles of Belgium, international organizations and diplomatic corps, as well as journalists, took part at the event.

While opening the event, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan Mr. Isan Mustafoev said that after gaining its independence in 1991, Uzbekistan had chosen its own original and unique way of development the essence of which is the construction of free civil society based on market economy and to create high level life standards for its citizens. The main content and meaning of the chosen reforms is to develop economy in normal, civilized and evolutionary way. It was mentioned that during 16 years of independent development Uzbekistan due to its economic and cultural potential became influential factor in the international politics.

The performance of Samarkand Theater of Historical Costumes “El-Merosi” presented the colorful cultural program, which was warmly received by the audience.

The reception followed by Uzbek national cuisine.