April 7, 2003: Headlines: COS - Uzbekistan: UzReport.com: 48 new US Peace Corps volunteers sworn in Uzbekistan

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48 new US Peace Corps volunteers sworn in Uzbekistan



48 new US Peace Corps volunteers sworn in Uzbekistan

48 new US Peace Corps volunteers sworn in Tashkent

UzReport.com Posted 07.04.2003 00:58

State Conservatory of Uzbekistan hosted a swear in ceremony of the 15th group of volunteers of the US Peace Corps. Deputy head of the US mission in Uzbekistan, David Appleton, swore in the new volunteers on behalf of the US Government.

The group consists of 48 volunteers, who have attended the 11-week training during which they learnt Uzbek language and culture.

Opening the ceremony, training director Daniel Clause said the aim of the Peace Corpsís activity in Uzbekistan was to strengthen understanding between Uzbek and US nations.

Volunteers will start working on all territory of Uzbekistan in such spheres as education, healthcare and SME support, Narodnoye Slovo reported.

Uzbekistan and Peace Corps began cooperation in November 1992, when the Uzbek Foreign Ministry and the Peace Corps signed a Memorandum of Mutual Understanding.

Since then more than 500 US volunteers participated in development of education, healthcare and other spheres in Uzbekistan.




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