On the afternoon June 25 UNICA visited the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Brussels, where Secretary-General Kris Dejonckheere and Project & Communication Manager Aurelie Duchateau were welcomed by the Ambassador, Mr Dilyor Khakimov.
Dejonckheere and Duchateau met the Ambassador to exchange ideas on the Higher Education system in Uzbekistan as well as on the UZDOC 2.0 project, which is coming to an end later on this year.
This meeting preceded the workshop on Supervision of PhD Candidates which will take place on July 3 – 4 in Namangan State University in Uzbekistan. The following week the Uzbek partners will then travel to Brussels where they will learn about writing guidelines for the virtual doctoral centre, which is one of the project’s outcomes. During their period in Brussels, the Embassy of Uzbekistan will host a reception to the participants, allowing further discussion on cooperation in the area of Higher Education between Europe and Uzbekistan.
Dilyor Khakimov (Tashkent, 1969) is the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Belgium since 2017. Before being appointed as Ambassador, Khakimov served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan. His professional experience also includes positions as permanent representative of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the UN between 2011 and 2013; Head of the Department for Cooperation with the US and American countries of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan in the same period; and First Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the USA between 2009 and 2011.
He holds an MBA in International Economic Relations.