On the afternoon of May 18, President Xi Jinping held talks in Xi’an with President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan who is in China for the China-Central Asia Summit and a state visit.
President Xi welcomed President Mirziyoyev to China for the China-Central Asia Summit and a state visit. He recalled his state visit to Uzbekistan last September where the hospitality of President Mirziyoyev remains fresh in his mind. He congratulated President Mirziyoyev on Uzbekistan’s recent successful referendum and the adoption of the new Constitution which fully demonstrates the deep trust and wholehearted support of the Uzbek people for President Mirziyoyev. He expressed confidence that under President Mirziyoyev’s leadership, reform and opening up in Uzbekistan will enjoy broader prospects and the development of “New Uzbekistan” will yield greater outcomes.
President Xi noted their joint announcement of the implementation of the vision of a community with a shared future at the bilateral level and the new characterization of the bilateral relations last September. He expressed China’s readiness to work with Uzbekistan to deepen cooperation across the board and build a China-Uzbekistan community with a shared future.