Nur-Sultan, 9 June 2022 (TDI): Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi met with Uzbek Acting Foreign Minister, Vladimir Norov at the third “China+ Central Asia” (C+C5) Foreign Ministers’ meeting.

Chinese Foreign Minister stated that President Xi Jinping and President Shavkat Mirziyoyev have built high-level mutual trust and friendship and provided important strategic guidance for the development of bilateral relations.

China is ready to work with Uzbekistan. China allows Uzbekistan’s products to enter the Chinese market and encourages Chinese enterprises to invest and start businesses in Uzbekistan.

It helps Uzbekistan to accelerate industrialization and it enhances its capacity for independent development. China and Uzbekistan will continue to increase cooperation in various areas in the future such as;

  • Uzbekistan will continue the one-China policy.
  • Strengthen the Belt and Road cooperation.
  • Advance win-win cooperation in such areas as economy, trade and investment, energy production capacity, and green agriculture.
  • Set a good example for state-to-state relations.

Acting Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan, Vladimir Norov said that this year is of great significance for Uzbekistan-China relations.

China and Uzbekistan’s Five-year Plan

Both countries should well implement the five-year plan for inter-governmental economic, trade, and investment cooperation.

Role of the investment cooperation working group, and select several major cooperation projects of strategic significance.

In addition, Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi said that both countries should strengthen cooperation in traditional energy, ensure the safe and stable operation of the China-Central Asia Gas Pipeline, and expand cooperation in civilian nuclear, solar, wind, and other new energy sources.

Moreover, the two countries have agreed to improve connectivity, facilitate customs clearance, and strengthen cooperation on road-rail combined transport.

Likewise, both sides will explore ways to speed up the diversified construction of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway and other transport corridors.

Both countries agreed to implement the memorandum of cooperation on over reduction and share development experiences and promote vaccine cooperation.

Moreover, they agreed to strengthen communication and coordination within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

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