A square in the center of Moscow will be named in honor of the first President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, the office of the Russian capital’s mayor said.

The unnamed square is located in close proximity to Uzbekistan’s consular department and guest house in Yakimanka district.

According to the mayor’s office, the proposal to name the square near the consulate after Islam Karimov, who died in early September, came from representatives of science, politics and art of Russia and Uzbekistan.

Moscow city administration will consider the proposal at its meeting on 1 November.

Earlier, city commission in charge of naming territorial units supported the proposal to establish a memorial square in honor of Islam Karimov.