At the invitation of Prime Minister Alibov of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on November 1st to attend the 18th meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (Prime Minister) and paid an official visit to Uzbekistan.This is a successful visit that inherits history, stands on reality and looks to the future.
China-Ukraine relations have a profound historical foundation.Since ancient times, China and Uzbekistan have been geographically, culturally and economically connected neighbors.Uzbekistan, which is located in the interior of Central Asia, is an important station on the ancient Silk Road.In the 2nd century BC, the Chinese Western Han Dynasty messenger Zhang Wei made the Western Region, and for the first time opened up the "Silk Road" across Europe and Asia. Today, the cities of Samarkand and Bukhara in Uzbekistan are like pearls, inlaid in this article. The long road of about 7,000 kilometers has witnessed the long history of Sino-Ukrainian friendship.Since Uzbekistan gained independence in the early 1990s, especially since the current President Milziyoyev took office, China-Ukraine relations have developed rapidly and steadily and have been upgraded to a comprehensive strategic partnership.The rolling wheels of history are constantly moving forward, and the friendship between China and Ukraine has never faded.In 2016, President Xi Jinping visited Uzbekistan and proposed "to join hands in creating a new glory of the Silk Road." Today, Premier Li Keqiang made his first visit to Uzbekistan and made a new interpretation of the historical heritage of China-Ukraine friendship.
The development of China-Ukraine relations is based on reality.Since 2016, with Uzbekistan actively promoting reforms in the country and opening up to the outside world, China-Ukraine pragmatic cooperation has gained new development momentum.From January to September 2019, the trade volume between China and Uganda reached US$5.911 billion, a year-on-year increase of 32.9%, accounting for 18.7% of the total foreign trade volume.China continues to maintain its position as the largest trading partner, the largest source of import, the largest source of investment and the largest export destination.As the first country to support President Xi Jinping's initiative to build the “Silk Road Economic Belt”, Uzbekistan is committed to developing comprehensive and pragmatic cooperation with China in the fields of transportation, oil and gas, electricity, agriculture, finance, investment, humanities, science and technology, and education.As one of the founding members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Uzbekistan has always strongly supported the security cooperation among member states and, together with China, made an indelible contribution to promoting stability in Central Asia, security in the northwest region of China and world peace.During the visit, Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Alibov witnessed the signing of bilateral cooperation documents in the fields of economy, trade, investment, science and technology and customs.This is a realistic visit and has far-reaching significance for enhancing good-neighborly friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries, expanding openness among SCO member states and benefiting people of all countries.
China-Ukraine relations as a comprehensive strategic partner will continue to expand the dimensions of relationship development and bilateral cooperation, deepen the potential of cooperation, enrich the content of cooperation, and enhance the level of cooperation. The prospect of cooperation in the fields of science and technology, education, humanities and tourism. Under the impetus of globalization, China is further deepening its reforms and better serving the domestic market under the guidance of President Xi’s idea of building a community of peripheral destiny and human destiny. Development; Uzbekistan is also actively promoting reform and opening up. While seeking benefits for its own people, it also creates more development opportunities for cooperation with China and better achieves mutual benefit and prosperity. It is in line with China, Uzbekistan and all. The common interests of the countries in the region. The Chinese side should actively play a leading role in the future. Together with Uzbekistan, under the strategic development framework of "The Belt and Road Initiative", we will create a mutually beneficial cooperation network, explore new cooperation models, build a multi-functional cooperation platform, and promote key areas. The project will promote the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Ukraine to move toward a higher level and a wider space.
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the Fourth Plenary Session of the Fourth Plenary Session, Premier Li Keqiang's first official visit to Uzbekistan implemented the consensus reached by President Xi Jinping at the Bishkek summit in June this year. The two sides will inherit history and be based on reality. On the basis of the future, we will continue to carry forward the "Shanghai Spirit" and allow China-Ukraine bilateral cooperation and the SCO to develop more deeply and comprehensively.