Islam Karimov dedicates life to Uzbekistan’s formation
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Sept. 3
By Demir Azizov– Trend:
Islam Karimov dedicated his life to Uzbekistan’s formation, Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev said at a farewell ceremony for the country’s first president Sept. 3.
Mirziyoyev recalled the first, the most difficult stages of Uzbekistan’s formation, extremists and terrorists who were trying to destabilize the country.
"Our nation remembers and will never forget the courage shown by the president to preserve the independence of Uzbekistan, peaceful life, happy future of our children," he added.
Mirziyoyev stressed that President Karimov was able to see the prospects, took people’s problems, hopes and dreams to heart.
“The president made decisions in the most crucial moments to ensure the development of the country’s priority directions," he added.
The farewell ceremony is being held in the presidential residence in Samarkand.
Government and parliament officials, representatives of public, foreign delegations have gathered in the hall hosting the ceremony.
Delegations from more than 20 countries as well as a number of international organizations have arrived in Samarkand for the Uzbek president’s funeral.
Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov passed away Sept. 2 after suffering a stroke.