Sino-Uzbek relations are at a record high

As part of their efforts to strengthen bilateral cooperation in a number of areas and to improve strategic communication to support regional and global governance, China and Uzbekistan elevated their ties to an all-weather comprehensive strategic partnership for a new age on Wednesday. Following discussions at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, Presidents Xi Jinping and Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan issued a joint statement on the improvement of their bilateral relations. Additionally, they saw the signing of numerous agreements on bilateral cooperation in a variety of areas, such as the collaborative construction of the Belt and Road, the implementation of the Global Development Initiative, mutual connectivity, economic and technological collaboration, and environmental protection.

 

The two presidents came to a broad understanding during their discussions about regional and global issues of shared concern as well as ways to strengthen overall cooperation between their countries. In light of the current challenging international environment, Xi praised the growth of bilateral ties and stated that both sides should firmly support one another, improve strategic communication, and deepen strategic mutual trust. Regarding the two countries’ cooperation, Xi emphasized that they must take advantage of the potential of their long-standing relationship, put medium- and long-term plans for trade, investment, and economic cooperation into action, and add additional policies to ease trade and investment.

 

According to Xi, China is prepared to expand its cooperation with Uzbekistan throughout the whole new energy vehicle industrial chain, undertake significant solar, wind, and hydropower projects, and assist Uzbekistan’s green development policy. According to Mirziyoyev, the foundation of Uzbekistan-China relations is high-level political mutual trust, respect, and help. He expressed complete confidence in the future of the two nations’ relationship. The Uzbek president declared that his country is prepared to stand by China on matters pertaining to its core interests, including the Taiwan dispute, issues involving the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, and human rights. Uzbekistan also firmly adheres to the one-China principle and resolutely opposes external forces meddling in China’s internal affairs.

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