2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Uzbekistan. The postal departments of the two countries jointly issued stamps and postal folders based on the joint archaeological achievements of China and Uzbekistan along the silk road. On November 4th, the issuance ceremony of the stamp and folders of China-Uzbekistan Silk Road Archaeological achievements was held in Chang’an Campus of Northwest University in a hybrid online and offline model.
Chinese Ambassador to Uzbekistan Jiang Yan, Uzbek Ambassador to China Arziev Farhod, Cultural Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Uzbekistan Chi Runlin, Director of the National Archaeological Center of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan Maksudov Farhod, Production Director of Uzbekistan Post Company Noila Garifovna, Head of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Xu Ruijun, Chairman of NWU Council Wang Yajie, President Guo Lihong and other guests attended the ceremony.
The “China-Uzbekistan Silk Road Archaeology” stamps, featuring the joint archaeological achievements of China and Uzbekistan, are composed of seven stamps issued by the Uzbekistan Postal Corporation and six stamps issued by the China Postal Corporation entitled “One Belt, One Road, Win-Win Development”. The postal folder, which is composed of these two sets of stamps, features the stamps of the Uzbekistan side on the left main part, the stamps of the Chinese side on the right main part, and in the center is the “Scenic Sites of the Northwest Corridor” created in the 1940s by Prof. Wang Ziyun, the pioneer of Chinese art archaeology and former professor of the history department of NWU.
In his video message, Ambassador Arziev Farhod expressed his warm congratulations to Northwest University on its 120th anniversary and to all students and faculty. He said that the stamp initiated by Northwest University to promote the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and China is unique and symbolizes the friendly relations and history of the two countries going back a thousand years. It is hoped that the collaborations among higher education institutions of Uzbekistan and NWU will be further strengthened in the near future.
In her speech, Noila Garifovna introduced the process of launching the “China-Uzbekistan Silk Road Archaeology Stamp”, which would be produced by the Uzbek Postal Service and launched by the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications Development of Uzbekistan on October 7, 2022.
Congratulatory video from the Chinese Ambassador to Uzbekistan Jiang Yan
Congratulatory video from the Uzbek Ambassador to China Arziev Farhod
Address of the Chairman of NWU Council Wang Yajie
Address of NWU President Guo Lihong
Prof. Wang Jianxin, Chief Experts from Collaborative Research Center for Achaeology of the Silk Roads
Director of the National Archaeological Center of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan Maksudov Farhod