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NEWS AND EVENTS
September 7, 2016
VLADIMIR PUTIN PAID TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF ISLAM KARIMOV
Ceremonies dedicated to the blessed memory of the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov are continuing.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on September 6, arrived to Samarkand. At the international airport distinguished guest Samarkand was met by Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev laid flowers at the tomb of the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov and paid a tribute of respect to his memory.

The head of the Russian Federation visited the complex \"Forumlar majmuasi\" in Samarkand and expressed deep condolences to his wife Tatyana Karimova, and his daughter Lola Karimova-Tillayeva.

\"Forumlar majmuasi\" hosted the meeting of Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Cooperation between Uzbekistan and Russia had been developing on the basis of the Strategic Partnership Agreement of June 16, 2004, the Treaty on allied relations on November 14, 2005.

This bilateral cooperation has multifaceted and effective character, intergovernmental and interdepartmental communication serve as an important factor in implementing the agreements reached during the summits. Our countries also cooperate fruitfully within the framework of such international organizations as the UN, SCO, CIS and others.

Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed gratitude to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin for his visit to our country in order to pay tribute to the outstanding son of the Uzbek people, the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, and stressed that this indicates Vladimir Putin\'s high respect for Islam Karimov, the people of Uzbekistan. It was emphasized that Uzbekistan will further continue and will further strengthen the strategic partnership between our countries, which have laid the foundation of Islam Karimov and Vladimir Putin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized that the first President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov has done much for Uzbekistan for the welfare of his people by providing in the most difficult time for the country\'s peace and stability, which was the development of the country. Putin stressed that Russia is in favor of the continuation and development of cooperation between our countries.

During the meeting the sides exchanged views on further strengthening of cooperation between Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation in various spheres.

Hereon the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Uzbekistan ended.

(Souce: IA \"Jahon\")


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