Nursultan Nazarbayev pays a tribute of respect to the memory of Islam Karimov
12.09.2016

The First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov as an outstanding politician of modernity, a great leader with far sighted and strategic thinking, has won the high respect and authority throughout the world. State and political figures, many citizens of foreign countries have been deeply saddened by the news of the death of Islam Karimov and have expressed their condolences to our people.

President of the Republic of Kazakhstan arrived on 12 September in Samarkand in order to pay a tribute of respect to the memory of the First President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov. Acting President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev greeted the guest at the Samarkand International Airport.

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President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Acting President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev laid flowers to the tomb of the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov and paid tribute to his memory.

Nursultan Nazarbayev noted that Islam Karimov was his close friend, they always found mutual understanding and supported each other, strengthened together the cooperation between our peoples, the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan has ensured the current peaceful and prosperous life of Uzbekistan. President of Kazakhstan underlined that the death of Islam Karimov has been a big log for the whole region, including for the people of Kazakhstan.

He also visited the Complex of Forums in Samarkand and expressed deep condolences to Tatyana Karimova, wife of Islam Karimov.

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A meeting of Acting President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev took place at the Complex of Forums.

The cooperation between our countries have been developing on the basis of the Treaty on eternal friendship between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan in 1998, the Treaty on strategic partnership between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2013 and several other documents.

Our countries are productively cooperation within such international organizations as the UN, SCO, CIS, Islamic Cooperation Organization and many others.

Acting President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev conveyed gratitude to President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev for his visit to our country in order to pay a tribute of respect to the memory of a great son of the Uzbek people, the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov. It was particularly noted that this visit, happening on Kurban hayit days- a holiday of kindness and solidary, demonstrates the special relations of friendship and trust between Islam Karimov and Nursultan Nazarbayev. These relations have embodied the friendship of the two nations, good neighbourliness and cooperation and these close links will be steadily pursued in the future.

President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev underscored that the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov was a great public figure, a founder of the independence of Uzbekistan, having determined its political, socio-economic development, an outstanding son of the Uzbek nation and a world-scale leader. Islam Karimov has been a key figure in international fora, ensured peace and stability even in the most difficult situations, largely contributed to the development of cooperation between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Nursultan Nazarbayev underlined that a steady elevation of the high level of relations between our countries has an important significance.

The parties also exchanged view on further developing cooperation between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in different spheres.


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