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Currently, the two countries are actively developing cooperation in the field of education. In the capital, a branch of one of the leading South Korean universities Inha was opened. Korean is one of the most popular languages among the youth of Uzbekistan. It is studied in 28 secondary schools and academic lyceums, as well as 12 universities of the country, including leading ones, such as Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies, University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Uzbek State University of World Languages, Samarkand State University. Today, more than 200 thousand citizens of Korean nationality live in our country. Uzbekistan ranks the 1st among the CIS states and the 4th in the world in terms of the number of the Korean community. From the first years of independence, the Koreans living in Uzbekistan make their full contribution to the development of our country, actively participate in all spheres of life of society and the state without exception. As Nam Gwan-pyo, deputy chief of the National Security Office of the Republic of Korea, emphasized, many Koreans living in Uzbekistan have achieved great success in this country, some of them have high positions, including ministers, legislators and public figures 13 . According to the estimates of the professor of the University of Hanyang Gu Ho Eom, the people of Uzbekistan are very friendly to Korea, which creates great prospects for the development of the current strategic partnership to the level of an ally state 14 . On the whole, a high level of multidimensional cooperation between the two countries, characterized by openness and mutual trust, clearly shows that the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea are long-term, reliable and time-tested strategic partners, the relations between which have become fully mature, systemic and mutually beneficial. The consistent and growing development of the economic component of the Uzbek-South Korean relations allows us to look with optimism at the effective implementation in the future of the rich potential of multi-faceted and comprehensive cooperation in the interests of the two states. «Uzbekistan president arrives for state visit» South Korea online edition «The Korea Times», November 22, 2017, http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2017/11/120_239699.html. 14 Gu Ho Eom, professor of Hanyang University, report: «Strategy for development and deepening of strategic partnership Republic of Korea – Republic of Uzbekistan» at the scientific conference on topic «20 years of mutual cooperation between Uzbekistan and South Korea» held by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Korean University Inha and the ISRS under the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, October 16 2012. 77 13