Today, March 2, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev received a delegation of China, led by Yang Jiechi, Chief of the Office on Foreign Affairs.
“Uzbekistan and China are firmly tied by friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership today,” said President Mirziyoyev greeting the guest.
It is noted during the talks that regular meetings of the two leaders have allowed the sides to raise the bilateral cooperation to a qualitatively new level and fill it with solid content.
“Thanks to joint efforts, there has been a dynamic growth in the volume of mutual trade turnover. Major investment projects are implemented in Uzbekistan with the participation of leading companies and financial institutions of China. Cultural and humanitarian exchange has been expanding,” the presidential press service said in a statement.
The distinguished guest, expressing sincere gratitude for the warm welcome, conveyed a personal message from President Xi Jinping to President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The letter read deep satisfaction with the achieved high level of bilateral cooperation in recent years and gratitude for the support provided in countering the spread of a new type of coronavirus.
The conversation served to discuss topical issues in the Uzbek-Chinese multifaceted partnership.
Particular attention was paid to the need to continue joint preparation and implementation of priority projects in the energy, hydrocarbon, chemical, textile, agricultural and other sectors of the economy, to modernize infrastructure in Uzbekistan.
Views were exchanged on pressing issues of the international and regional agenda, on the enhancement of constructive dialogue within the United Nations, the SCO and other institutions, as well as cooperation in the framework of promoting the Belt and Road initiative.