Islam KarimovIslom Karimov Ислам Каримов
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1st President of Uzbekistan
In office 1 September 1991 – 2 September 2016
Prime Minister
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Nigmatilla Yuldashev (Acting)
President of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic
In office 24 March 1990 – 1 September 1991
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
First Secretary of the Communist Party of Uzbekistan
In office 23 June 1989 – 1 September 1991
Preceded by Rafiq Nishonov
Succeeded by Position abolished
Personal details
Born Islom Abdugʻaniyevich Karimov(1938-01-30)30 January 1938Samarkand, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union(now Samarkand, Uzbekistan)
Died 2 September 2016(2016-09-02) (aged 78)Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Cause of death Stroke[2]
Resting place Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Political party
Spouse(s) Natalya Petrovna Kuchmi (1964–196?, divorced)Tatyana Karimova (1967–2016, his death)


Your Excellency MR President,

I thank you first for giving us option to hear our issues,
My largest request is - please kindly revise our educational policies. I have earned my MA in abroad in International Education sphere. I was offered a job in one of the universities in capital city. I was required to go through certefication process which is called " Nostrefikatsiya" I have compiled my supporting documents from my university approximately 6 months, spending out of my pocket for legalizations, and without being hired to jobs. Then about 4 months DTM- the government testing center is keeping my documents and not approving it with different kind of administrative reasons. They are not even picking up phones and they, most of the times, are unavailable to answer. I have MA from abroad, also the program is based on according to mutual agreemnt between Uzbek Government and the USA (I was a Fulbright scholar) and almost 1 year I could not work because of this DTM's irresponsibility to serve to nation. I am still awaiting and hoping for good. I am deeply grateful that in your leadership that type of mutual beneficial programs are applied in Uzbekistan; and youth, who can't afford themselves to study abroad are studying and earning highest degrees. It is a blessing job. However, not renwed staff of DTM, Higher Ministry, and some other universities are hindering the prosperity of education. The transparency in education is lacking especially in DTM center. With all respect and regards to your governance, please if you could closely monitor or revise the DTM's and related educational matters would be your next great assistance to whole nation. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Madina Kakharova

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