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Newly Appointed Uzbek Ambassador

Newly Appointed Uzbek Ambassador Presents Credentials to President of Hungary

Budapest, March 27, 2024, The Europe Today: The newly appointed Ambassador of Uzbekistan, Oybek Shakhavdinov, officially presented his credentials to the President of Hungary, Tamash Shuyok, as reported by media sources.

The solemn occasion unfolded at the Presidential Palace, “Sandor Palace,” located on St. George’s Square in Budapest, where an honor guard assembled to welcome the distinguished guest. Following the ceremonial reception, Ambassador Shakhavdinov proceeded to sign the guest book at the President’s residence before laying a wreath at the revered Heroes’ Square in the capital.

In the subsequent dialogue, President Shuyok extended a warm welcome to Ambassador Shakhavdinov, expressing Budapest’s full support for the transformative reforms underway in Uzbekistan under the leadership of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The two leaders engaged in discussions regarding the current state and future prospects of deepening the strategic partnership between their respective nations across various spheres, encompassing political, trade-economic, investment, tourism, and humanitarian domains.

Recognizing the immense potential for further collaboration, both bilaterally and within multilateral frameworks, President Shuyok underscored Hungary’s commitment to fostering robust ties with Uzbekistan.

Concluding the meeting, President Shuyok extended congratulations to Ambassador Shakhavdinov on his appointment to the prestigious position and conveyed his best wishes for success in advancing bilateral relations.

It is worth noting that Ambassador Oybek Shakhavdinov embarked on his official visit to Hungary on March 7, marking a significant milestone as the first ambassador of Uzbekistan to be based in Budapest. A seasoned diplomat, Ambassador Shakhavdinov brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having graduated from Birmingham University (UK), Tashkent State Law University, and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MSIRI). His distinguished career includes roles within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and diplomatic missions abroad, notably serving as the head of the Department of Cooperation with European countries and EU institutions prior to his current appointment.