Monument to Alisher Navoi was opened in Seoul
On the eve of the official visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to South Korea, a monument to the great Uzbek poet and thinker Alisher Navoi was erected in Seoul.
The opening of the monument was timed to coincide with the 580th anniversary of the birth of the great poet and the visit of our President to South Korea.
The opening of the monument was attended by representatives of the Parlament of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as representatives of the public of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea.
The participants of the opening ceremony of the monument laid flowers at the foot of the bust of the great poet.
South Korea and Uzbekistan officially established diplomatic relations in January 1992. Soon after, South Korea opened its embassy in Tashkent, and Uzbekistan opened its embassy in Seoul.
For the first time as President of the Republic in 2017, Shavkat Mirziyoyev paid a four-day visit to South Korea, where he met with South Korean President Moon Jae-In. During his visit, Sh. Mirziyoyev was also awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of Seoul by Mayor Park Wonsun.
In April 2019, South Korean President Moon Jae-In paid a four-day state visit to Uzbekistan, where he met with our President. During his visit, President Moon Jae-In also spoke at a meeting of the Oliy Majlis and took part in the opening ceremony of the House of Korean Culture and Art in Tashkent.