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    Learning Uzbekistan’s local customs

    If you happened to be the most respected guest when visiting in Uzbekistan, expect to be seated the farthest from the door. Management and Science University (MSU) learns more of Uzbek local customs at the MSU International Cultural Festival.

    Welcomed on campus recently was Uzbekistan Ambassador to Malaysia His Excellency Ravshan Usmanov, and an Uzbek dance group.

    His Excellency encouraged the students gathered at MSU’s Performing Arts Theatre to study hard, master social skills, and learn other cultures.

    You are the only one who 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 gives me great pleasure to be joining in this showcase of intangible heritage acknowledged by UNESCO.”

    Receiving the entourage in MSU main campus in Shah Alam was MSU President Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid.

    “Malaysia and Uzbekistan share a lot of values and traditions, and strengths that can be combined for the benefit of our two countries and our two peoples. Our purpose at the University is always about building a better future for everyone, and I believe that education is the best change factor,” remarked Professor Tan Sri Dr Mohd Shukri.

    The Republic of Uzbekistan is the world’s only doubly landlocked country other than Liechstenstein. Considered to be of the Caspian region though not immediately bordering the Caspian Sea, its relationship with Malaysia dates back to 1992 with the establishment of a Malaysian embassy in Tashkent. The cultural visit to MSU coincidentally celebrates 30 years of bilateral diplomatic ties between the two countries.

    Promoting international diversity and intercultural competency, the weeklong exchange at MSU embraced learning by sharing. Bahasa Malaysia was learned along with Uzbek, traditional dances were performed, and national costumes worn as well as displayed.

    Across education as well as industry, Management and Science University (MSU) has collaborations in Pharmaceutical and Health Care, Halal Certification, Personnel Training, and Poultry as well as 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.