The Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Malaysia Ravshan Usmanov met with the Vice Chancellor of MARA University of Technology (UiTM) Mohd Azraai Kassim.
At the meeting, the Malaysian side was acquainted with the ongoing reforms in Uzbekistan in education, health, youth policy, socio-economic development and training of qualified personnel. Information was presented on 13 new higher education institutions opened in the country, including the Silk Road International University of Tourism in Samarkand, as well as cooperation with leading Malaysian universities on launching franchise programs and campuses in Uzbekistan. It was noted that the leadership of Uzbekistan set the task to create a regional educational hub for the whole of Central Asia in the country.
UiTM Vice Chancellor emphasized that establishment of cooperation between the universities of the two countries has great potential and the Malaysian side is ready to establish contacts with Uzbekistan partners, in particular with the Silk Road International University of Tourism and El-Yurt Umidi Foundation