Gulnara Karimova

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Gulnara Karimova
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Gulnara Karimova, photographed in 2009
Uzbekistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva
In office
2008–2017
Succeeded byBakhtiyor Ibragimov[1]
Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Spain
Succeeded byDilshod Akhatov[2]
Personal details
Born (1972-07-08) 8 July 1972 (age 49)
Fergana, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union
Spouse(s)Mansur Maqsudi (div.)
Children2
ParentsIslam Karimov
Tatyana Karimova
RelativesLola Karimova-Tillyaeva (sister)
Alma materTashkent State University
Harvard University

Gulnara Islamovna Karimova (Cyrillic Uzbek: Гулнора Исломовна Каримова; Russian: Гульнара Исламовна Каримова, Gul'nara Islamovna Karimova; born 8 July 1972) is an Uzbekistani diplomat and the elder daughter of Islam Karimov, the leader of Uzbekistan from 1989 to his death in 2016.

Karimova is the founder of the Forum of Culture and Arts of Uzbekistan Foundation. Many believed that she would have replaced her father as President of Uzbekistan, however, after 2013, Gulnara had conflict with her father, and she began to rapidly lose influence in Uzbekistan.[3][4]

Karimova was placed under house arrest in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in November 2014 because of money laundering.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. New Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to United Nations
  2. "New Uzbek ambassador presents credentials to King of Spain". East Time. 3 July 2012.
  3. Дочь Каримова «доросла» до должности замглавы МИД Узбекистана Izvestia, 2011-04-18
  4. feuding first family and the mystery of the president's missing daughter[permanent dead link] The Guardian, 16 Jul 2014
  5. Gauthier-Villars, David (January 15, 2017). "Former Uzbek President's Daughter Questioned by Swiss Prosecutors". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved May 22, 2017.