A dance troupe animates the cultural festival of the university
STUDENTS of the Management and Science University (MSU) got a taste of Uzbek customs during the institution’s week-long International Cultural Festival.
Uzbekistan’s Ambassador to Malaysia Ravshan Usmanov showed up on campus with an Uzbek dance troupe.
Usmanov encouraged the students gathered at MSU’s Performing Arts Theater to study hard, master social skills and learn about other cultures.
“Only you can make this world a better place, with more knowledge and more friends.
“Uzbekistan welcomes MSU in this effort to strengthen ties between our nations.
“It is a great pleasure for me to participate in this showcase of intangible heritage recognized by Unesco.”
MSU President Prof. Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid received the entourage at MSU Main Campus in Shah Alam.
“Malaysia and Uzbekistan share many values and traditions, as well as strengths that can be combined for the benefit of our two countries and our people,” said Professor Mohd Shukri.
Uzbekistan is the only doubly landlocked country in the world other than Liechtenstein.
Its relations with Malaysia date back to 1992 with the establishment of a Malaysian embassy in Tashkent.
The cultural visit to MSU coincidentally celebrates 30 years of bilateral diplomatic relations between the two countries.
MSU has collaborations in pharmaceutical and healthcare, halal certification, staff training, and poultry and agriculture with Uzbekistan.
MSU also collaborates with Navoi State Pedagogical Institute, Bukhara State University, Bukhara State Medical Institute and Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages.