Paris (France)
UNESCO supported Uzbekistan's initiative to create the Khiva Process platform
On 20th of October, the regular session of the UNESCO Executive Council ended. At this action, a historic decision was made for Uzbekistan. The draft decision "Khiva process: Promotion of international cooperation in Central Asia" was adopted. This draft is the first document of the Uzbek side, which was approved by the Executive Council.

The document proposes to create a new platform for interaction called the Khiva Process, which was launched following the results of the International Cultural Forum "Central Asia at the Crossroads of World Civilizations", organized on 14th - 16th September this year in Khiva on the initiative of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sh.M.Mirziyoyev.

This unique platform will facilitate regional and global cooperation to advance UNESCO's mandate.

It is worth noting that many countries have supported this project. The official co-authorship of this initiative was confirmed by such countries as Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, UAE, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, etc. In total, the initiative was supported by 23 countries.

Uzbekistan, with the support of proponents of this initiative, has begun work to promote the resolution of the same name, which will be submitted for consideration and approval at the 41st session of the UNESCO General Conference (it will be held on 9th - 24th of November in Paris).