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Wang Yi: Co-construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt should Become the Mainline of China-Uzbekistan Cooperation

2016/05/24

On May 24, 2016, after visiting Uzbekistan and attending the meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Tashkent, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met the press and pointed out that the co-construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt should become the mainline of China-Uzbekistan cooperation.

Wang Yi expressed that during the official visit to Uzbekistan, I met with President Islam Karimov, and held fruitful talks with Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov, reaching broad consensus on the development of China-Uzbekistan relations.

Both sides agreed that since the establishment of strategic partnership between the two countries in 2012, the development of bilateral relations has reached a new height. It is necessary for both countries to keep pace with times, and raise the status of bilateral relations, so as to better lead the future of China-Uzbekistan relations. The time has come for leaders of both countries to make decisions at due time.

Both sides held that the co-construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt should become the mainline of China-Uzbekistan cooperation. Both sides have yielded delightful early harvest in such aspects as infrastructure construction, and industrial park cooperation. The two countries should further strengthen the docking of development strategies, so as to let achievements from the co-construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt benefit the two peoples and promote regional development.

Both sides noted that the two countries should further strengthen cooperation within the SCO framework. The Chinese side highly appreciates Uzbekistan's important contributions during its SCO presidency and will firmly support Uzbekistan to well host the SCO Tashkent Summit.

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