Uzbekistan Ambassador at the Embassy

HE Mr Alisher Shaykhov

Ambassador Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Uzbekistan

His Excellency Mr. Alisher SHAYKHOV Date of Birth: November 7, 1956 Education: Tashkent State University of Oriental Studies (History), Moscow State Institute (Oriental Studies), 1979 Candidate of Economic Sciences, 1983 Career: 1979-1992 Researcher, Deputy Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Academy of Science 1987-1988 Internship at the University of Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt 1992-1993 Chief of the Department for management of prospects and analysis of Foreign Trade Activities, Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan 1993-1994 Head of the Department for the Coordination of Foreign Economic Activities, Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan 1994-1995 First Deputy Minister of Foreign Economic Relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan 1995-1996 Head of the Department for the Coordination of Foreign Economic Activities, Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan 1996-1998 Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Germany and Austria, Head of the Mission of Uzbekistan to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe 1998-2001 Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Japan 2001-2004 Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Benelux countries, Head of the Missions of Uzbekistan to the EU and NATO 2004-2005 Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Uzbekistan 2005-2006 Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment, and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan 2006 – June 2017 Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Uzbekistan From July 2017 Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

"Uzbekistan is a very rich country with the largest deposit of gold in the world"  Uzbekistan Ambassador Designate

The population is 33m. It has no access to the sea. The country is welcoming, tolerant of all faiths, stable.  It has the youngest population in the world, at 24.5 average age. 

Political modernisation is a priority. The UN and other world institutions are important to Uzbekistan. Previously they did not intervene, but now are interacting more to help, for instance with Afghanistan.

Russia is a strategic partner in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and there is therefore an incentive for co-operation.  Economic diplomacy - Israel is one of its strongest partners and visas have been waived for Israelis. Need to make friendships with Iran.  Strategic partnership with US is important. 

There are now direct flights to Uzbekistan. It is a thriving developing country.