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Brussels, 2 July 2011
Message of condolences from President Barroso to Mr Islam Karimov, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan
"I was saddened to have learnt about the earthquake that struck East of Uzbekistan on 20 July having caused deaths of many people, injuries and damage to their houses.
On behalf of the European Commission, I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to you and to the people of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Our sympathy and solidarity are with the families of the victims."