Dmitry Danilov, press secretary of the Russian Embassy in Uzbekistan, commented on this.
According to him, this issue is now being actively discussed, and
was chosen for this purpose not by chance.
This is not only the second largest city in the country, the world's famous tourist center, and a city with a centuries-old history enjoying great interest from Russian and foreign tourists. It has recently become an important event hub for various international forums," the press secretary of the diplomatic mission emphasized.
It should be noted that Samarkand is becoming an increasingly vivid transport hub, with direct flights from Moscow, Istanbul, and many other world capitals and cities.
Earlier, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Ivanov said that Russia plans to open consulates in the Maldives, Indonesian Bali, as well as Belarusian Grodno, Kazakh Aktau and Uzbek Samarkand.