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President of Turkmenistan cancels visit to Kyrgyzstan in connection with Islam Karimov death

The President of Turkmenistan canceled his visit to Kyrgyzstan in connection with the death of Islam Karimov. Russian media reported.

According to them, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has canceled scheduled for September 3-4 visit to the Kyrgyz Republic for participation in the 2nd World Nomad Games. According to journalists, this is connected with the fact that today he leaves for Samarkand to the funeral of the President of Uzbekistan.

 Meanwhile, preparations for the funeral have been completed in Samarkand. The official farewell ceremony is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. local time on the square near the historical monument Shahi Zinda. It is situated near the cemetery, where two brothers and the president's mother have been buried. He will also rest there.

President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov died after a brain attack.