Sun 09 2016 10:38:29

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( -- First President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov was buried in Samarkand city on 3 September 2016. He was buried at Shakhi-Zinda cementry.

Islam Karimov died in Tashkent on 2 September in the result of myocardial infarction cerebrovascular accident (stroke), leading to irreversible changes in the brain and multiple organ failure, the statement of the Uzbek Government and Parliament said.

According to medical certificate, heart of Islam Karimov stopped at 20:15 Tashkent time. Attempted intensive resuscitation did not give results. Biological death was recorded at 20:55.

In line with the wish of the President, he was buried on 3 September in accordance with Muslim customs in his native city of Samarkand, where his parents were buried.

It is worth to mention that hundreds of thousands of citizens of Tashkent and Samarkand walked to streets to see off Islam Karimov to his last journey. They brought flowers with them. Thousands of law enforcement officers ensured the security in the streets.

Motorcade with the body of the First President of Uzbekistan passed through streets to Tashkent Airport. From Tashkent Airport, the body of Islam Karimov was transported to Samarkand. National funeral customs were conducted in the house of Islam Karimov’s parents. Farewell ceremony with Islam Karimov was held at Registan square.

Afterwards, funeral procession headed to historic cemetery, Shakhi-Zinda, where ancient ancestors of the Uzbek people and parents of Islam Karimov were buried. First President of Uzbekistan was buried near his parents.

Delegations from 17 countries participate in the funeral of the First President of Uzbekistan. In particular, Presidents of Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, Prime Ministers of Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as Vice Prime Ministers of China, South Korea and Ukraine took part in the funeral.


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