Promotion of Uzbekistan's tourism potential

Uzbek ambassador to UNESCO Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva in her welcoming speech said: “Uzbekistan being a cradle of human civilization, since ancient times has served as a “bridge” between East and West. The ancient Uzbek cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva were a part of “The Great Silk Road”, which promoted not only exchange of goods, but also interaction of cultures, languages, customs and traditions”.