Indian Minister of State for External Affairs visited Samarkand
12:35 / 03.11.2016

Minister of State for External Affairs of the Republic of India Mobashar Jawad Akbar visited Samarkand on 31 October within his trip to our country. 

The guest laid flowers to a burial site of the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Khazrati Khizr complex and paid a tribute of respect to his memory. 

It was noted that Islam Karimov was a great statesman, who was a founder of independent Uzbekistan statehood and carried out unprecedented works on the way of its development, a great politician, who defended the interests of our country and Central Asian region in the international arena. 

– The death of the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov deeply saddened the Government and people of India, Mobashar Jawad Akbar said. – He was not only the leader of Uzbekistan, but also a wise politician with a high authority in the international arena. Islam Karimov has contributed greatly to strengthening cooperation in trade-economic, cultural-humanitarian spheres between India and Uzbekistan. We are willing to continue these relations consistently. 

The Indian guests watched rare expositions and world-known wall pictures at the Afrosiyob museum, which tells the story of three-millennia history of Samarkand. A documentary about the city history had a lasting impression on the guests. 

During a visit to the Imam Bukhari complex, the guests were informed about a history of construction of this complex, the works, carried out under the leadership of the First President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov during the years of independence. 

The Mirzo Ulugbek memorial complex and other historical monuments in the city, an exposition of national artisans impressed the guests as well. The guests highly appraised the wisdom of our great ancestors, who built such magnificent buildings, and the attitude to the history of contemporary Uzbek people, who preserve these buildings with care for future generations.