Islam Karimov expressed condolences over plane crash near Shymkent 27 декабря 2012, 19:11
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Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov. ©RIA Novosti
Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov expressed condolences to Nursultan Nazarbayev over the crash of AN-72 plane of the Border Control Service of Kazakhstan National Security Commission, Tengrinews.kz reports citing the press-service of Uzbekistan Foreign Ministry.
“Dear Nursultan Nazarbayev, it was with deep sorrow that I took the news of the crash of the AN-72 military plane in the south of Kazakhstan that killed the militarymen and the crew. Please pass my sincere condolences to the families of the victims,” the press-service cites Karimov.
Uzbekistan Prime-Minister also expressed condolences to his Kazakhstan colleague. “Dear Serik AKhmetov, please pass my sincere condolences and words of support to the families of the victims,” Shavkat Mirziyayev told Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov.
Earlier the condolences over the plane crash near Shymkent were expressed by presidents of Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Kyrgyzstan.
The AN-72 military plane of the Border Control Service of Kazakhstan National Security Commission crashed at 06:55 p.m. on December 25, 20km from Shymkent airport. The plane had 7 crew members and 20 militarymen onboard, including the acting head of the Border Control Service of Kazakhstan National Security Commission Turganbek Stambekov and his wife Saule.