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Delegations from 17 countries as well as a number of international organizations have arrived in Samarkand to attend the funeral of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, an official of the Samarkand city administration told local media.
Islam Karimov passed away Sept. 2. Earlier, it was reported that Karimov was hospitalized Aug. 27 after suffering a stroke.
Presidents of Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, prime ministers of Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, deputy prime ministers of China, South Korea and Ukraine have arrived in Uzbekistan to take part in the funeral ceremony.
Russian delegation is headed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Currently, foreign delegations continue to arrive in Samarkand.
Preparations are underway in Samarkand for Karimov’s funeral ceremony.
The Uzbek president’s funeral will be held in accordance with Muslim traditions. The ceremony is expected to start at 12:00 (UTC/GMT +5 hours).
2016.09.03 / 09:46