Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
On 21 January, President of Israel Shimon Peres received the credentials of new ambassador from Uzbekistan Oybek Eshonov in an official ceremony at the President’s Residence.
President Peres discussed with the ambassador the strengthening of cooperation between Israel and Uzbekistan in the fields of politics, commerce, agriculture, technology, and tourism. He told the ambassador that the President’s Residence is open to them and prepared to work for the advancement of said cooperation.
The Ambassador of Uzbekistan, His Excellency Mr. Oybek Eshonov, recalled the Jewish history of Uzbekistan and Uzbek efforts to save Jews during the Holocaust.
President Peres replied that, "The good relations between Israel and Uzbekistan, 77% of which is Muslim, can serve as a model for good relations between the Jewish world and the Christian and Muslim worlds."