NEWS AND EVENTS
January 9, 2012
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the Oqsaroy January 6 met with Chen Zhili, Vice Chair of Standing Committee at National People’s Congress of China
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the Oqsaroy January 6 met with Chen Zhili, Vice Chair of Standing Committee at National People’s Congress of China, who arrived in Uzbekistan as a special envoy of President of the People’s Republic of China Hu Jintao.
Greeting the guest, the head of our state suggested that from the moment it attained independence, Uzbekistan in its aspiration for development and prosperity has always counted on the firm support from China – a close and reliable partner.
Vice Chair of Standing Committee of National People’s Congress conveyed the Chinese leadership’s sincere congratulations on the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between our two nations marked these days. Chen Zhili expressed China’s willingness to make every effort toward dynamic advancement of multifaceted, mutually advantageous interaction with Uzbekistan in the spirit of the Agreement on Partnership Relations of Friendship and Cooperation signed May 2005, as well as fundamental accords reached during President Islam Karimov’s April 2011 state visit to the PRC.
Uzbekistan and China have been enhancing long-term cooperation built on principles of equality, shared respect and confidence.
An open and prolific political dialogue has been established between our two countries within a historically brief period of time across the whole specter of bilateral and multilateral agenda, including the crucial inter-parliamentary bonds. In addition, steady growth in volumes and diversification has been secured in bilateral trade and investments, the latter being primarily directed to hi-tech industrial sectors. The two sides have been bolstering also cultural and humanitarian, academic and technical exchange.
Uzbekistan and China have fostered diplomatic cooperation to a higher stage. Noteworthy is proximity and concurrence of positions on current issues in regional and international politics. The two nations closely cooperate within the framework of the United Nations, Shanghai Cooperation Organization and other eminent international organizations and financial institutions.
The parties to today’s talks at the Oqsaroy have noted the steadfast trends in the expansion of bilateral trade that has grown fourfold in the last five years to reach – according to data from the Uzbek side – approximately 2.2 billion US dollars in January-November 2011.
More than 380 enterprises with Chinese capital currently operate in our country, including 58 with 100 percent investments from the PRC. Representative offices of China’s 65 major companies in Uzbekistan have been making their input into consolidation of economic ties.
Further enlargement of Uzbek-Chinese cooperation has been discussed during the thorough conversation at the Oqsaroy. (Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan)