MOSCOW: Uzbek leader in Moscow

Uzbek leader in Moscow

ITAR-TASS news agency
7 May 05

Moscow, 7 May: The Uzbek president, Islom Karimov, has arrived in
Moscow to celebrate Victory Day and attend a CIS summit. His aircraft
landed at Vnukovo-2 airport following the planes of the Kyrgyz and
Armenian leaders.

Karimov’s Moscow programme includes taking part in the informal CIS
summit on 8 May, meeting Great Fatherland War veterans and laying
a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Uzbek leader will
also be at the 9 May parade in Red Square.

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Karimov paid his previous visit to Moscow about a year ago, in
April 2004.

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