Letters with sincere congratulations and warm wishes to Islam Karimov on his election as President of the Republic of Uzbekistan during the vote that took place on 29 March 2015 have been continuing to come from heads of state and government, chiefs of international organizations and notable public figures in foreign nations.
In his note, President of the United States of America Barack Obama, in particular, writes:
His Excellency Islam Karimov,
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Dear Mr. President!
As you begin your next term in office, I wish you and the people of Uzbekistan peace and prosperity. The United States and Uzbekistan share many common interests, which have contributed to our robust and continually evolving relationship, and we have also faced common threats. Working together, our bilateral relationship can continue to expand, and our partnership can grow for the benefit of both our peoples.
In a world of many threats, long-term stability and security cannot be achieved without democratic and accountable governance, including respect for basic rights and freedoms. I look forward to working with you on these important issues during the course of your new term in office. On behalf of the American people, I extend warm greetings to the people of Uzbekistan and fond wishes for Uzbekistan’s peace and prosperity.
President of the United States of America
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Congratulatory letters also have come from:
John Kerry, Secretary of State of the United States of America
Milos Zeman, President of the Czech Republic
Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Prayuth Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand
Georgiy Margvelashvili, President of Georgia
Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia
Mahmoud Abbas, President of Palestine, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization
Valentina Matvienko, Chairperson of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Urban Rusnak, Secretary General of the Energy Charter
Safokhon Jalolkhon Tura Marghiloniy and other compatriots living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ravil Gainutdin, Chairman of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Council of Mufties of Russia
Vikenty, Metropolitan of Tashkent and Uzbekistan, Head of Central Asia Metropolitan District
Hartley Booth, Chairman of the British-Uzbek Society
Professor Siddharth Saxena, Chair of the Cambridge Central Asia Forum
Oleg Deripaska, President of the RUSAL
Congratulatory letters continue to come.