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).
Li Keqiang said that China and Ukraine are friendly neighbors.Since the establishment of diplomatic ties, the relations between the two countries have maintained a healthy and stable development for a long time, political mutual trust has been continuously consolidated, and pragmatic cooperation has continued to deepen.The two heads of state have successfully met several times to plan the development of bilateral relations.We are pleased to see that in the case of a downturn in international trade and investment, trade between the two countries has grown against the trend.China supports the development path chosen by Uzbekistan according to its own national conditions, supports Uzbekistan in promoting reform and opening up, and is willing to exchange development experience with Uzbekistan and enrich the content of China-Ukraine comprehensive strategic partnership.
Li Keqiang emphasized that China and Uzbekistan should seize the opportunity to expand two-way opening and create a new pattern of pragmatic cooperation.The Chinese side is willing to promote cooperation in various fields in a solid manner based on the principles of marketization and commercialization.The Chinese side encourages domestic enterprises to invest in Uzbekistan and is willing to import more Ukrainian high-quality agricultural products suitable for the needs of Chinese consumers.We are willing to push bilateral trade volume to a new level and expand cooperation in infrastructure, interconnection and energy resources.It is expected that more direct flights will be opened between the two countries, and exchanges and cooperation in the humanities fields such as tourism and culture will be closely coordinated to further consolidate the friendly public opinion base of the two countries.
Li Keqiang pointed out that China appreciates Uzbekistan's efforts to enhance the level of cooperation of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and supports Uzbekistan to hold the SCO meeting of the Prime Minister of Tashkent. He is willing to work with all parties to ensure the success of the meeting and to promote peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world. contribution.
Alibov said that Uzbekistan attaches great importance to developing relations with China.The leaders of the two countries have maintained close contacts and provided an important impetus for the development of bilateral relations.China is Uzbekistan's largest economic and trade cooperation partner, and the two countries have carried out high-level and all-round cooperation.Since the beginning of this year, the bilateral trade volume has grown rapidly.Uzbekistan is willing to continue to expand the scale of bilateral trade. It welcomes Chinese enterprises to invest in Uzbekistan, hopes to export more agricultural products to China, increase direct flights between the two countries, and continuously consolidate the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between Uzbekistan and China.
After the talks, Li Keqiang and Alibov jointly witnessed the signing of a number of bilateral cooperation documents in the fields of economy, trade, investment, science and technology, and customs.
During the talks with President Milziyoev, Li Keqiang first conveyed President Xi Jinping's cordial regards to President Milziyoev.Li Keqiang said that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Uzbekistan, the two countries respect each other and treat each other as equals and promote the healthy and stable development of bilateral relations.Uzbekistan vigorously promoted reform and opening up, and the economic and social development showed a thriving situation.China will further deepen reforms and expand opening up, and is willing to strengthen exchanges and mutual learning with Uzbekistan.The two-way opening and expansion of cooperation between China and Ukraine will create greater development opportunities for both sides and better achieve mutual benefit and win-win results.A prosperous Uzbekistan is in the common interest of China and regional countries.
Li Keqiang pointed out that the "The Belt and Road" Initiative proposed by the Chinese side insists on co-construction and sharing, and is willing to better connect with the Ukrainian development strategy. We encourage more Chinese enterprises to invest in Uzbekistan and welcome Ukrainian quality agricultural products to enter the Chinese market. We are willing to deepen cooperation with Uzbekistan in the areas of production capacity, energy, transportation, and e-commerce. We appreciate that Uzbekistan will implement a seven-day visa-free entry policy for Chinese citizens from next year. The two sides will also increase more direct flights. I believe this will help expand We are willing to work with Uzbekistan to improve the level of security cooperation and create a good external environment for common development and regional stability.