Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 3
Uzbekistan’s embassy in Azerbaijan will open a book of condolences over the death of Uzbek President Islam Karimov.
Uzbekistan’s flag is flying at half-mast at the embassy’s building to mourn the passing of Islam Karimov.
The book of condolences will be open Sept. 3 from 14:00 to 16:00 (UTC/GMT + 4 hours), Sept. 4, from 14:00 to 16:00, Sept. 5 from 11:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00, Sept. 6 from 11:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00.
Uzbekistan’s embassy has also canceled the official reception dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the country’s Independence Day, which was scheduled for Sept. 6.
Uzbekistan has declared three-day mourning over Islam Karimov’s death.
Karimov passed away Sept. 2.
Earlier, it was reported that Islam Karimov was hospitalized Aug. 27 after suffering a stroke.
Karimov was born January 30, 1938 in the city of Samarkand, Uzbekistan. He was the first president of Uzbekistan since the country gained independence in 1991.
In the Soviet period, Karimov served as first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic from 1989 to 1991.
He also served as the head of Uzbek government in 1990-1992.