Welcome Back Again – H.E Oybek Arif Usmanov – Ambassador Uzbekistan to Pakistan – by – Tazeen Akhtar

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Tazeen Akhtar

 Mr Oybek Arif Usmanov is Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Pakistan. The Senate has approved his appointment on 19 Dec 2020. This is his second appointment to Islamabad as Ambassador. He is in foreign service but he has served as Editor/Journalist as well that is another feather in his cap and that is being seen warmly in journalist circles of Islamabad. Further he is multi lingual personality that makes his person maximum welcoming in different ethnicities and nations.

H.E Usmanov speaks English, Russian, Persian and Pashto. He served in Pakistan from 2006 to Nov 2011. It is a period during which Pakistan observed many big events and incidents, return of exiled political leaders, judiciary movement against Gen Musharraf, Assassination of BB, Elections, transformation to democracy etc. His farewell call in Nov 2011 was onto Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

This tenure  qualifies him to have seen and absorbed as much information and knowledge of a posting country as an Ambassador need to have to deliver the best.

Uz Daily reported yesterday that at the tenth plenary meeting of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis, the issue of appointing the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was considered.

 that the senators adopted a resolution on the appointment of Oybek Usmanov to the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Here it is worth mentioning that Mr. Usmanov has been appointed to Pakistan for the second time. He has already served his country here as Ambassador.

According to state sources of Uzbekistan, Mr. Usmanov has an extensive educational and professional background in military and media. He received his MA from Tashkent State University (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) in 1985. He started his service in the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 1997 working as First Secretary of the Consular Department. Since then he handled several posts in the diplomatic missions working as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (with res. in Cairo).

Mr. Usmanov has been actively involved in the world of media; he worked as the Head of the Broadcasting Section, State TV and Radio Company Uzbekistan and the Senior Editor of the Publishing House for Asian Countries. Moreover, he was a senior expert, Head of the South Asian Division, National Association for International and Cultural Relations of Uzbekistan.

Some memories from Mr Usmanov’s previous working in Pakistan;Farewell call on PM Yousuf Raza Gilani

Gen Tariq Majeed Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee

Meetings and Visits to promote bilateral trade

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