Uzbek President arrives in India

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NEW DELHI, (DNA) – President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has arrived in India with a state visit.The Uzbek leader started his visit to India with a tour to Agra. Shavkat Mirziyoyev and his spouse visited Taj Mahal complex in Agra.

Taj Mahal, one of the 7 Wonders of the World, was built between 1632 and 1653 at the behest of Shah Jahan. The construction, which is the heritage of the Baburid dynasty, testifies to the common history of Uzbek and Indian people, a solid foundation for close bilateral relations.1

As it is known, majestic mausoleums, palaces, fortresses and cities were built in India by Zahiriddin Muhammad Babur and his descendants, trade, science, culture and architecture flourished under their patronage. Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra.

The complex represents the finest architectural and artistic achievement through perfect harmony and excellent craftsmanship in a whole range of Indo-Islamic architecture. The world-famous architectural monument is visited annually by almost 5 million visitors, making it the most visited monument in India. The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

Surahs from the Quran were read during the visit to the mausoleum.

In conversation with officials of India, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted that Uzbekistan also has many historical monuments and shrines, it is necessary to expand the tourist exchange between the two countries.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev left a note in the Book of honored guests of the complex.

The Head of the state departed for New Delhi. Government officials of the Republic of India met the President of Uzbekistan at Palam airport according to Indian hospitality traditions.

The delegation of Uzbekistan left for the residence allocated for them.

Large-scale preparation activity is carried out in India for the visit of the President of Uzbekistan.

During the visit, it is planned to hold meetings and negotiations with President of India Ram Nath Kovind, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders of India.

The official events within the state visit will kick off on 1 October.