Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Uzbek President Islam Karimov
vowed to promote the win-win cooperation between the two countries
"to a higher level" when they met in Tashkent on Friday.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Uzbek
President Islam Karimov meet in Tashkent Friday, vowing to promote
the win-win cooperation between the two countries "to a higher
During the meeting, Karimov congratulated China on its
successful convening of the 17th National Congress of the Communist
Party of China (CPC).
He said he was confident that China will achieve greater
achievements along the path of the socialism with Chinese
characteristics and contribute more to the world's peace and
Karimov hailed the growth of the bilateral relations and
expressed his appreciation for China's support and assistance to
the country's economic and social development.
Uzbekistan is satisfied with the high-standard cooperation in
economy, trade and investment between the two countries, and hopes
to expand cooperation in electromechanical technology and energy,
The Uzbek president reiterated his country's adherence to the
one-China policy, pledging continued support for China on the
issues of Taiwan and the combat against the "East Turkistan"
Echoing the views of Karimov on bilateral ties, Wen called the
two countries "friendly neighbors and good partners" of mutual
trust and sincere cooperation.
China and Uzbekistan support each other on major issues of
common concern and have achieved fruitful results in various
fields, Wen said.
Both sides coordinate closely in dealing with regional and world
affairs in an effort to promote regional stability and development,
China appreciates the long-term support from the Uzbek side on
the Taiwan issue and China's combat against the "East Turkistan"
terrorist forces, Wen said, adding that China will continue to
respect Uzbekistan's path for social development chosen by its
people and honor the efforts made by the Uzbek government in
safeguarding national sovereignty, security and boosting the
The Chinese premier also noted that the security and stability
in Central Asia can only be maintained by the countries in the
Wen proposed that the two nations should enhance bilateral
cooperation in security, fight against drug trafficking and against
terrorism under the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation
Organization (SCO) in a bid to safeguard peace and stability for
both countries and the whole region at large.
Responding to Wen's proposal, Karimov said Uzbekistan would
strengthen its cooperation with China in law enforcement on
security issues and jointly combat the "three evil forces" of
terrorism, separatism and extremism.
Karimov agreed to the proposals Wen put forward at the sixth
Meeting of Prime Ministers of the Member States of the SCO, noting
that SCO has a great potential for development.
He called on the SCO member states to expand mutual
understanding and trust to promote cooperation.
(Xinhua News Agency November 3, 2007)