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22/03/11 - President of Uzbekistan receives Defense Minister of China

posted 15 Jan 2012, 04:24 by Ambasciata Uzbekistan
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received the member of the State Council and the Central Military Council, Defense Minister of China Liang Guanglie at Oqsaroy residence in Tashkent on 18 March.

Welcoming the guest, the head of the state said that the Uzbek-Chinese relations in the recent years had acquired a stably dynamic character in all areas of bilateral cooperation and received a new impulse after the state visit of the Chairman of the People’s Republic of China Hu Jintao to Uzbekistan in June 2010.

“We consider China a reliable partner. Today China is the second country in the world in terms of its economic potential,” said Islam Karimov.

“Your visit to Uzbekistan is a vivid demonstration of the strengthening cooperation between the defense ministries of our countries,” the President noted.

An important factor in development of multilateral relations of Uzbekistan and China is closeness and commonness of approaches to the most important issues of bilateral and multilateral relations, as well as regional and international policy.

Uzbekistan and China firmly support each other and have established close cooperation in fighting the “three evils”, which are terrorism, extremism and separatism.

The sides stressed the importance of further improvement of the activity of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which has become a serious factor in strengthening stability and security in the region, as well as development of long-term cooperation in the economic, investment, transport and other spheres, UzA informs.

They also highly evaluated the scale of the economic and investment partnership, as well as implementation of large joint infrastructure and industrial projects.

During the meeting, Liang Guanglie passed on the best wishes from Hu Juntao and expressed sincere gratitude to the head of the state for warm welcome.

At the talks, the state and perspectives of bilateral cooperation in the political, military and military-technical spheres was discussed in detail.