President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will pay a state visit to China in May. This was announced today at the fifth meeting of the Subcommittee on Trade and Economic Cooperation of the Uzbek-Chinese Intergovernmental Committee for Cooperation in Tashkent, by the Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment and Trade Elyor Ganiev.
"Uzbekistan highly values the relations of strategic partnership with the People's Republic of China. Our countries have strong ties of long-standing friendship, mutually beneficial, fruitful cooperation, primarily in the economic area, which are based on the principles of mutual respect and trust," the Minister Ganiyev said.
He named the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Uzbekistan in June 2016, which resulted in the signing of important agreements for implementing of joint projects totaling over $ 5 billion, "a real breakthrough in the bilateral relations."
The next meeting of the intergovernmental committee will be held in April in Tashkent. The current meeting of the subcommittee analyzed the implementation of the highest level agreements and identified practical measures and steps to intensify the interaction between the two countries.
The delegation of the People's Republic of China at the meeting was headed by the Deputy Minister of Commerce, Fan Aixin.