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31/March/2021   Politics

Uzbekistan, China deputy foreign ministers hold political consultations

TASHKENT, March 31. /“Dunyo” IA/. Yesterday, the 17th round of political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the People's Republic of China took place via videoconference, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.

Uzbekistan delegation was led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Furkat Sidikov and China’s delegation – by Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Yucheng.

According to the Uzbekistan MFA, the parties discussed the state and prospects of deepening the relations of comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, current aspects of cooperation within the framework of regional and international organizations, as well as other issues of mutual interest.

The Chinese side highly appreciated the large-scale reforms carried out in Uzbekistan in recent years to modernize all spheres of the country's life.

Special attention was paid to the issues of trade-economic and investment cooperation, further increasing the volume and nomenclature of mutual trade, and implementing projects in priority areas for the parties. In this context, the importance of jointly implemented transport-communication and infrastructure projects was noted.

The prospects of cooperation in the agricultural sector, strengthening rural infrastructure, and the introduction of integrated approaches in education and healthcare were emphasized.

The schedule and organizational aspects of the upcoming joint events at various levels were considered.

The Chinese side was invited to the High-Level International Conference “Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity. Challenges and Opportunities” to be held in July this year in Tashkent.

On the same day, the delegations of the two countries took part in the 7th Meeting of the Subcommittee on Security Cooperation of Uzbekistan – China Intergovernmental Cooperation Committee.

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