President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Samarkand on 30 January on the occasion of the birthday of First President of our country Islam Karimov.

The Head of our state paid a tribute of respect to the memory of Islam Karimov at his burial place. The Quran verses were recited. 

Currently, Samarkand is being acknowledged as the city, where, along with world-famous, must-see Registan, Bibikhonim, Shakhi zinda, Khazrati Khirzr sites, the eternal resting place of the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the founder of our independence Islam Karimov is located. 

Nowadays this place is turned into a revered site with non-stop flow of visitors. Our compatriots, arriving from different parts of the country, are paying a tribute of respect to the memory of Islam Karimov and remembering his noble deeds for the sake of the Motherland and the people. 

Under the initiative of the First President, wide-scale works were accomplished in our country. Samarkand region, having undergone remarkable restoration and improvements, is attracting the interest of guests and tourists from all over the world. The creative efforts at the Imam Bukhari complex has received favorable feedback, attention and respect of many statespersons and public figures of the Islamic countries, thousands of visitors. 

These noble deeds are continued steadily under the guidance President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. 

In this regard, the resolution of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev “On perpetuation of the memory of First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov” on 25 January 2017 was a vivid demonstration of the wish of our people. The resolution envisages naming different sites in our country after our Great Leader, installing his monuments in Tashkent, Samarkand and Karshi cities. On the occasion of 30 January- the birthday of Islam Karimov, commemoration events are being held at educational institutions, military units, labor collectives and communities. 

On the same day, the capital Tashkent, the Republic of Karakalpakstan and all regions have hosted charitable plov ceremonies. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev attended the events in Samarkand and Tashkent.