Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 25
By Fakhri Vakilov – Trend:
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a meeting today on Apr. 25 in Beijing, Trend reports with reference to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan.
The leaders discussed the diversification and increase in commodity turnover between the two countries up to $10 billion, the prospects for strengthening cooperation in attracting investment, innovation and technology to the economy of Uzbekistan and developing new joint cooperation projects in various fields.
Moreover, special attention was paid to the development of the transit and transport and communication potential of the region.
Mirziyoyev stated that Uzbekistan fully supports the “Belt and Road” initiative, and therefore is ready to make a practical contribution to the implementation of it.
"Dear President, I am pleased to recall your participation in the first forum. In this regard, we see in you one of the founders of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. The attention paid in Uzbekistan to participation in the forum indicates a high level of relations between our countries. Many agreements are reached and consistently implemented. I am sure that Uzbekistan – China cooperation has a bright future. The participation and initiatives of Tashkent will contribute to the comprehensive deepening of mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Uzbekistan and Central Asia," Xi Jinping said.
In response, Mirziyoyev invited Xi Jinping to visit Uzbekistan and congratulated the Chairman of China and all Chinese people on the upcoming significant date - the 70th anniversary of the founding of China.
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will be in China from April 24-27 on a working visit at the invitation of President Xi Jinping. The Uzbek leader will take part in the events of the II International Forum "One Belt - One Way".
More than 40 heads of state and government, heads of international and regional organizations will attend the forum. The parties will discuss issues of economic cooperation, the promotion of a "green" economy and innovations and the implementation of priority infrastructure projects in the region.
It is planned to discuss further strengthening of the Uzbek-Chinese comprehensive strategic partnership, as well as a regional and international agenda.
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