On the website of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov came the greetings of the people of Uzbekistan with the 25th anniversary of independence.
“Sincerely, with all my heart I congratulate all of you, our entire people on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the state independence of Uzbekistan, which opened a new page in the long history of our country, freed her from the shackles of the totalitarian regime, has given us the opportunity to build a free and prosperous life,” – said, in particular, in the text of the appeal.
28 Aug 2016 78-year-old President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov was hospitalized and since then is allegedly hospitalized.
August 29, his daughter Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva said in Facebook that Karimov was hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage. In the evening edition of the Fergana reported citing its sources that Karimov died in hospital about 13-14 hours in Kiev. In the office of the President of Uzbekistan still does not confirm reports of the death of the President.