Uzbekistan’s late former president Islam Karimov. Photo: AP
Uzbekistan’s late former president Islam Karimov. Photo: AP

‘The Chinese people have lost a true friend’: Xi Jinping pays tribute to late Uzbek leader Islam Karimov

Uzbekistan is a member of the Chinese and Russia-lead Shanghai Cooperation Organisation security bloc, one of whose key roles is to tackle Islamist violence

Uzbekistan’s late former president Islam Karimov. Photo: AP
Uzbekistan’s late former president Islam Karimov. Photo: AP
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