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Uzbek president passes away

Uzbekistan Materials 2 September 2016 20:52 (UTC +04:00)
Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov has passed away.
Uzbek president passes away

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Sept. 2

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Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov has passed away.

Earlier, it was reported that Islam Karimov was hospitalized Aug. 27 after having suffered 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 the Uzbek government in 1990-1992.

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