On 6 September at the flagpole in front of the UN headquarters in New York UN flag was lowered as a sign of mourning for the death of the first President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov. This was reported by the news agency “Jahon.”

Earlier, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said that he deeply saddened by the passing away of President Islam Karimov. He expressed his condolences to the bereaved family, the Government and the people of Uzbekistan.