Russia's proposal to build a school in Uzbekistan is misinterpreted



On September 18th, the 4th meeting of the Joint Commission at the level of heads of government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation was held in Moscow. During this meeting, Russia's Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, proposed constructing several schools in Uzbekistan that would offer education based on the Russian language and curriculum. Abdulla Aripov's acceptance of these proposals sparked significant public discussion.

Subsequently, Bekzod Khidoyatov, the press secretary of the Prime Minister, clarified the nature of this specific proposal on cultural-humanitarian cooperation at the Joint Commission meeting, urging against misinterpretation.

Khidoyatov explained that the tradition of building schools and similar social facilities in another country, funded by one country based on mutual official agreements between nations, is a common practice in the world. Such initiatives fall under the category of mutual social assistance.

"It's important to note that the educational programs of schools constructed by foreign countries undergo rigorous examination by experts in the field, considering our national customs, values, traditions, history, existing legal documents, and educational standards," stated the Prime Minister's press secretary.

Khidoyatov further elaborated that if the proposed school and its curriculum meet the aforementioned criteria, a license for the operation of this educational institution will be issued following the established procedure.

Considering these aspects, Khidoyatov appealed to social media users not to spread unfounded information.

It's worth mentioning that there were misinterpretations regarding the details of a special meeting held on September 10th of this year at the Cabinet of Ministers' building. The meeting included heads of state and public organizations under the leadership of Abdulla Aripov. There were reports on social media suggesting that Aripov told officials at this meeting that they had to choose between religion or working in the state.


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