The mourning ceremony in tribute to the Hero of Uzbekistan Musa Erniyazov has taken place in the city of Nukus, Karakalpakstan.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev took part in the occasion and expressed deep condolences to the family of the deceased and our nation.
The head of state noted that Musa Erniyazov, for his almost a half-century activity, earned the respect of people as an outstanding leader and personality, selflessly working to uplift Karakalpakstan’s economic potential, improve the living standards in cities and villages.
“To live and work in Karakalpakstan, the place of the Aral catastrophe, is a great chivalry. Musa Erniyazov was a heroic leader of such a heroic people. Quite suggestive of this was his activity in a very responsible and honorable position as Chairman of the Jokargy Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan for 18 years,” the head of our state told those gathered for the event.
The President noted that Musa Erniyazov made a significant contribution to the elaboration and implementation of laws crucial for the development of all regions of our country while serving as Deputy Chairman of Uzbekistan’s Senate.
“By the grace of Allah the Almighty, Musa-ogha left this world on the bright days of Eid al-Adha, on Friday. This person, dear to all of us, has left a good name, a gracious legacy and memories of himself. The wisdom has it that to die for the sake of the people is not death, but a new birth. The name of Musa Erniyazov, the fond memory of his will forever be inscribed in history,” stated Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan Kahraman Sariyev, Deputy Minister for the Support of Mahalla and Family of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, member of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan Sharap Usnatdinov, Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper “Korakalpok Adabiyoti” (Karalpak Literature), member of the Senate of Uzbekistan Gulistan Annaklycheva, head of the Karakalpakstan department of the Agency for Youth Affairs of Uzbekistan, member of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis Abatbai Daniyarov recalled with warmth the multifaceted activities of Musa Erniyazov for the benefit of the people and his noble deeds.
Members of the Senate, deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, representatives of the Presidential Administration and the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, deputies of the Jokargy Kenes, members of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and representatives of the general public paid tribute to the memory of the deceased, laid flowers at his portrait.
Suras from the Koran were recited.
The memory of the Hero of Uzbekistan, a prominent statesman and public figure, a sincere and selfless person Musa Tazhetdinovich Erniyazov will forever remain in the heart of our people.