President of Uzbekistan met with the Head of ChinaPresident Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping within the framework of the SCO Summit in Qingdao. This was reported by the Press Service of the President.
Xi Jinping, welcoming Shavkat Mirziyoyev, noted that he attaches great importance to full-scale strategic partnership and multi-format cooperation with Uzbekistan. The President of Uzbekistan congratulated the Head of China on successful chairmanship in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Qingdao Summit, organized at a high-level.
Relations between Uzbekistan and China have risen to the level of comprehensive strategic partnership. Mutually beneficial cooperation is consistently developing in all important areas. In 2017, the trade turnover between the two countries amounted to $5 billion.
There are more than 700 enterprises with participation of Chinese capital, representative offices of a number of companies in Uzbekistan. A number of joint projects are being implemented in such sectors as industry, high technologies, oil and gas, chemical, transport and logistics, textiles, and agriculture.
At the meeting, the current state of Uzbekistan – China cooperation was comprehensively analyzed. Issues of further expansion of interaction in economy, trade, investment, transport communications, high technologies and other spheres were discussed. The importance of developing links between the regions of the two countries for further expansion of this cooperation was emphasized.
At the same time, cooperation within the framework of the UN, the SCO and other organizations, current issues of the regional and international agenda were discussed.
The sides reaffirmed their readiness to further expand and strengthen the full-scale strategic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the People's Republic of China for the benefit of the two countries and people.