President of India condoles the passing away of President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan

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President of India - Pranab Mukherjee
President of India - Pranab Mukherjee

President of India condoles the passing away of President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the passing away of H. E. Mr Islam Karimov, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In a condolence message addressed to H.E. Mr. Nigmatilla Yuldashev Acting President andChairman of the Senate of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan, the President has said, “I am deeply grieved to hear of the sad demise of H. E. Mr Islam Karimov, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. I offer my heartfelt condolences to the family members, Government and the people of Uzbekistan.

Late President Karimov was highly regarded in India. During his visit to India in 2011, our bilateral relationship was upgraded to a strategic partnership. Under his leadership, Uzbekistan made tremendous economic and social progress and ensured safety and security for its people”.