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Li Keqiang Sends Message of Condolences to Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyayev of Uzbekistan over death of President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan
2016/09/03

On September 3, 2016, Premier Li Keqiang sent a message of condolences to Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyayev of Uzbekistan over the death of President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan due to illness, extending profound condolences to the Uzbek government and people and expressing sincere sympathies to the families of Islam Karimov.

Li Keqiang expressed in the message that President Islam Karimov, the founder of the Republic of Uzbekistan, has been deeply supported and respected by the Uzbek people, and he has also made prominent contributions to the friendly causes between China and Uzbekistan during his lifetime. President Islam Karimov's passing is not only a huge loss to the Uzbek people, but also means that the Chinese people have lost a true friend.

Li Keqiang noted that China pays high attention to the development of China-Uzbekistan relations and treasures the traditional friendship between the two countries. China is willing to work together with Uzbekistan to constantly push forward bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership.

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