AKIPRESS.COM - President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of China Xi Jinping held talks on Thursday in Xi'an city, northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
Xi welcomed Mirziyoyev to China for the China-Central Asia Summit and a state visit. He recalled his state visit to Uzbekistan last September and the hospitality of Mirziyoyev.
He congratulated Mirziyoyev on Uzbekistan's recent referendum and the adoption of the new Constitution.
The Chinese side also expressed readiness to work with Uzbekistan to deepen cooperation and build a China-Uzbekistan community with a shared future.
The parties agreed to expand economic, trade and investment cooperation, deepen connectivity construction, and enhance cooperation in energy and medical and health care. China and Uzbekistan also noted the need to promote cooperation in countering terrorism and interference to contribute their share to regional security and stability.
Noting that Uzbekistan is China's reliable strategic partner, Mirziyoyev said Uzbekistan is willing to learn from China's experience in poverty reduction, deepen cooperation in various fields, and strengthen people-to-people exchanges.
The country will actively implement the Global Development Initiative, the Global Security Initiative, and the Global Civilization Initiative, Mirziyoyev said.
The two heads of state signed a joint statement after the talks, approved a plan for the development of the China-Uzbekistan comprehensive strategic partnership in the new era, and witnessed the signing of multiple bilateral documents on investment, poverty reduction, agricultural products trade, inspection and quarantine, and local cooperation.