The Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the United Kingdom with a great sorrow learned about the premature demise of the outstanding British scholar, Dr Shirin Akiner.
A wonderful person who sincerely loved Central Asia and devoted her life to studying the history and culture of its people, and the development of the modern states of the region passed away from life.
Shirin Akiner was a big friend of Uzbekistan. As a scholar and chairperson of the British-Uzbek Society she made a significant contribution to the development of scientific and cultural ties, strengthening people to people contacts between Uzbekistan and the UK.
The Embassy expresses its sincere condolences to the family and closed ones of Dr Shirin Akiner.