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Bachelor of Science (1976) and Master of Science in Economics from the Tashkent State University, where he has also completed doctoral work on Problems of labour productivity in the industry in 1984.

As well as he was a visiting scholar at the Harvard University Institute for International Development (1990-1991) and has numerous publications on issues of economy, security and international relations.

Fluent in Russian and English

The owner of orders “Mehnat Shuhrati” (2004), “Dustlik” (2011) and “Fidokorona xizmatlari uchun” (2019).

Work activity

Chief of the Foreign Economic Relations Department at the Office of the President (1991-1992)

Deputy Minister of Foreign Economic Relations (1992-1993)

The Minister of Foreign Affairs (2003-2005; 1993-1993)

The Ambassador to Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, as well as the Representative of Uzbekistan to OSCE (1993-1996)

The State Counselor to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan (1996)

The Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the USA and Canada (1996-2001)

First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs-Special Representative of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Afghanistan (2001-2003)

Rector of the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (2005)

Chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Relations at the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan (2005-2016)

Since 2016, the First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan

On July 23, 2021 he has been appointed acting rector of the University of World Economy and Diplomacy.



Ambassador Abdusamat Khaydarov is currently serving as director of the Diplomatic Academy at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, MFA of Uzbekistan.

He was Head of the Political Affairs Division, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) since early 2014 up to the end of 2016. From 2007 to 2014 he served as Head of UNAMA Western and Southern Regional offices.

Before joining UNAMA, A.Khaydarov had a long career as diplomat and expert оn the Central and South Asian regions. After Uzbekistan’s independence in 1991, he served in the MFA and later as Chief Consultant to the Office of the President of Uzbekistan on interstate and foreign economic relations.

From 1996 – 1999, he served as Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Iran and thereafter returned to Tashkent where he served as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan (1999-2000).

He has authored more than 70 publications, monographs and books on international affairs and security issues, including studies on Afghanistan, Iran, Central and South Asia.

A.Khaydarov is fluent in Dari, Farsi, Russian, and English.




Timur Rakhimov is currently serving as Deputy Director of the Diplomatic academy at the University of world economy and diplomacy, MFA of Uzbekistan.

From the beginning of 2021 to November 2022, he headed the Department, and was the Chief Scientific Specialist of the Department of Political Studies of the International Institute of Central Asia.

Since 1991 he worked in the system of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan. He worked in various positions in the Consular Department, Departments for Cooperation with European countries, as well as for Department  of Cooperation with the countries of America.

Several times he was sent to the Embassies of the Republic of Uzbekistan in foreign countries for diplomatic missions in the BeNeLux countries (1997-1999), Italy (2002-2005), the Mission of the Republic of Uzbekistan to NATO (2010-2012), as well as in the Republic of Kazakhstan (2016-2020). He was the plenipotentiary representative of the National Information and Analytical Center for Drug Control under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the Central Asian Regional Information Coordination Center on combating illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors in Almaty (2016-2018).

Participated in the preparation of materials for visits at the Highest and High levels, has a number of publications in the media of Uzbekistan and Foreign Countries on international relations and countries of Central Asia.

He has the Diplomatic Rank of First Class Counselor.

Speaks English, Italian, Russian and Arabic.