On march 7, 2017 the monument dedicated to first President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, whose name was given to one of the streets of administration centres of Lebap velayat, was opened in Turkmenabat. President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev took part in the opening ceremony.
Speaking to the participants, the President of Turkmenistan highlighted special role of Islam Karimov in the development of interstate Turkmen – Uzbek relations, which always rested on traditional ties of friendship and brotherhood of the peoples.
The monument to the first President of the Republic of Uzbekistan is worthy continuation of his activity, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said, having expressed the confidence that high level of understanding and common historical roots would continue serving as strong foundation of constructive interstate cooperation.
Turkmen and Uzbek Leaders laid flowers to the monument of Islam Karimov.