President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain arrived in Uzbekistan on 22 June to take part at the meeting of the Heads of State Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Tashkent.
Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoev welcomed the high-level guest at the Tashkent International Airport.
After a brief conversation, the delegation of Pakistan has left for a designated residence.
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The visit of the President of Pakistan started with a tour of ancient Samarkand. The high-level guest visited the Imam Bukhari complex, built on the initiative of President Islam Karimov. Mamnoon Hussain was acquainted with the rich spiritual heritage of the great scientist Imam Bukhari, works on studying and wide dissemination of his invaluable masterpieces, history of the construction of the complex, colossal creative works, carried out here in the years of independence.
Embodying unique traditions of the Eastern architecture, the mausoleum, the porch and magnificent mosque have left a lasting impression in the guests. Mamnoon Hussain highly assessed the consistent works, carried out under the leadership of President Islam Karimov, on profound studying and wide distribution of the heritage of our great ancestors, and noted that this place is one of sacred sites for the whole Muslim world.
During the visit to the Amir Temur mausoleum, the guest was informed about the life and activities of Sokhibqiron (his title, meaning the Possessor of the World), his efforts on developing science and culture.
A tour of the Registan architectural ensemble and the exhibition of national handicraft products also made a huge impression on the President of Pakistan. It was underlined that Mirzo Ulugbek, Sherdor and Tillakori madrassas testify to the rich culture of our people, great creative genious of our ancestors.