President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov died, Reuters reported, citing three diplomatic source.
Earlier, the Uzbek media have published the message of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic on the state of President Islam Karimov. It was noted that the status of the Uzbek leader, in recent days has deteriorated dramatically. Cabinet also confirmed the reports that Karimov suffered a stroke.
In addition, on Friday Reuters reported that Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev will suspend its participation in the summit of G20 in China and will make an emergency visit to Uzbekistan. According to the Agency, an urgent visit to Tashkent means that the government Nazarbayev is preparing for the official announcement of the death of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.