The Consular Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas, through the work of member Gary Furlong, Honorary Consul General of Uzbekistan, hosted the visit of His Excellency Ilhom Nematov, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the United States.
A former Ambassador to both Russia and to India, His Excellency is now Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States.
Much of the Mojave Desert environment resembles a great deal of Uzbekistan, a country the size and population of California. While in Las Vegas, the Consular Chamber arranged for the Ambassador to speak at the World Affairs Council October luncheon on October 26, as well as tours of cutting edge power and water facilities, and a meeting with Consular Chamber organizers of the Global PURE Water Expo. Meetings with Southern Nevada Water Authority General Manager Patricia Mulroy and Mayor Oscar Goodman have also been arranged.
On the evening of October 26th, the Ambassador and Mrs. Nematova will be the Guests of Honor at Dine with Dignitaries, a Consular Chamber tradition. Twenty-two participants will join the Ambassador and his wife for a spectacular dinner prepared by renowned Las Vegas chef Andre Roché, at Alizé, at the top of the Palms hotel in Las Vegas. Dine with Dignitaries allows for candid, off-the-record conversation with no speeches, no agenda, no press and no podium. Business discussion is encouraged. Reservations may be made online.