NEWS AND EVENTS
December 13, 2013
Meeting at the Oqsaroy .
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at the Oqsaroy on December 12 received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China Zhang Xiao who is completing his diplomatic mission in our country.
The head of our state conveyed his high appraisal of the ambassador’s activities and the latter’s personal input into the consolidation of Uzbek-Chinese cooperation that currently enjoys a qualitatively new level.
In 2012 and 2013, during meetings and talks at the highest level, the head of two states signed the Joint Declaration on the Establishment of Relations of Strategic Partnership, the Treaty on Friendship and Cooperation, the Joint Declaration on the Intensification and Enhancement of Bilateral Relations of Strategic Partnership. Around 80 trade-economic, investment and financial agreements for more than 20 billion US dollars have been concluded in Beijing and Tashkent within these visits.
Mutual trade has been growing dynamically in recent years. This year’s volume of bilateral turnover is projected to reach 4.5 billion dollars.
Currently, Chinese entrepreneurs are energetic in the implementation of joint, mutually advantageous projects in the Jizzakh Special Industrial Zone and the infrastructure linked to it, as well as in the Industrial Park of High Technologies.
The state of cultural and humanitarian ties has been afforded a high judgment during the meeting, especially those in such areas as higher education, science and technologies, healthcare, arts, tourism and a range of other fields.
In his turn, Zhang Xiao expressed profound gratefulness for a warm reception and the favorable conditions created for his diplomatic mission in Uzbekistan. China’s outgoing ambassador noted that his stay in our country constitutes one of the brightest and most memorable pages in his life, and that he has witnessed with his own eyes the wide-ranging transformation taking place in Uzbekistan, the changes that have allowed the Uzbek people to feel their effects already today and look to the future with confidence.
(Source: Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan)