Helen Clark expresses sincere condolencesSep 2, 2016
It is a great sadness that we have learnt of the death of H.E. Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan. On behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, I would like to offer our sincere condolences, and extend our deepest sympathy to the people and the Government of Uzbekistan during this time of sorrow.
The passing of His Excellency President Karimov, the long term leader of your country, will be felt deeply by the citizens of Uzbekistan.
UNDP and I personally wish to place on record our gratitude for the support the late President gave to our work, and his great courtesy in receiving me on each of my visits to Uzbekistan.
Please accept, Excellency, our heartfelt condolences.