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Acting President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan Meets with Wang Yi
2016/11/13

On November 12, 2016 local time, Acting President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan met with Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Tashkent.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev first asked Wang Yi to convey his warm greetings and best wishes to President Xi Jinping, and thanked Wang Yi for visiting Samarkand first to mourn President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, the first president of the country, upon arrival. Shavkat Mirziyoyev spoke highly of Islam Karimov’s historic contribution to the consolidation of national independence and development of Uzbekistan, and sincerely appreciated the support and concern of President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders to Uzbekistan at critical moments. He noted that Uzbekistan regards China as a great neighbor, and appreciates China’s firm support to Uzbekistan in following a development path fitting its own national conditions, which fully embodies the high-level political mutual trust and mutual support between Uzbekistan and China. Taking the joint construction of the “Belt and Road”initiative as an opportunity, Uzbekistan stands ready to further cement and develop Uzbekistan-China comprehensive strategic partnership. Uzbekistan unswervingly backs the one-China policy, supports China to safeguard its core interests and major concerns and supports China’s stance regarding cracking down on the “three evil forces”. The country stands ready to, together with China, enhance coordination and cooperation within such multilateral frameworks as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), so as to elevate bilateral relations to a new level.

Wang Yi conveyed warm regards from President Xi Jinping to Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Wang Yi expressed that Islam Karimov is the founding President of Uzbekistan and a good friend of the Chinese people. China speaks highly of President Islam Karimov’s historic contribution to the development of China-Uzbekistan relations. Mr. Acting President, since taking office, has repeatedly expressed the willingness to further develop China-Uzbekistan comprehensive strategic partnership. One important mission of my visit this time is to implement the important consensus reached by leaders of the two countries, and discuss how to further promote the in-depth development of China-Uzbekistan relations under the new situation.

Wang Yi noted that attaching great importance to developing China-Uzbekistan relations, China stands ready to make joint efforts with Uzbekistan to comprehensively carry out the important consensus reached by the two heads of state during their meeting in Tashkent this June. Uzbekistan will enter a new stage of continuing with the past and opening up the future after the general election. Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Uzbekistan, and China-Uzbekistan relations will also enter a new era that links the past and the future. At this crucial historical point, China is willing to, together with Uzbekistan, seize the opportunities, forge ahead and enhance mutual support and strategic docking guided by the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” initiative, so as to push China-Uzbekistan comprehensive strategic partnership for more new achievements in the new period.

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